Mike Huckabee Says He’s Not Homophobic. He’s Just On The Right Side Of The Bible

Mike HuckabeeMike Huckabee, the smiling face of the religious right, wants you to know he’s not a homophobe. (After all, who better to judge than himself?) “I’m not against anybody; I’m really not,” Huckabee said at an event in Iowa. “I’m not a hater. I’m not homophobic. I honestly don’t care what people do personally in their individual lives.”

This from a man who once talked about gay sex as the “ick factor” and

Huckabee made his remarks in a speech to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, one of those groups that has an outsize effect on presidential politics because of the early Iowa caucuses. The speech had the distinct odor of a politician testing the waters for a 2016 presidential campaign.

Huckabee reminded the collected faithful that he is a preacher who prefers the Bible to modern law: “When people say, ‘Why don’t you just kind of get on the right side of history?’ I said, ‘You’ve got to understand, this for me is not about the right side or the wrong side of history, this is the right side of the Bible, and unless God rewrites it, edits it, sends it down with his signature on it, it’s not my book to change.’ Folks, that’s why I stand where I stand.”

Just to prove that he’s not a homophobe, Huckabee made a little joke that relied upon a gay panic subtext as well as gender stereotypes. 

“Guys like to go fishing with other men,” Huckabee told the adoring crowd. “They like to go hunting with other men. Women like to go to the restroom with other women. I don’t get that. I can tell you this much: if I ever say, ‘I have to go to the restroom’ and some guy says, ‘I’ll go with you,’ he ain’t goin’ with me. That much I know.”

So there you have it. Huckabee isn’t a homophobe. He’s a sexist homophobe.

Watch for yourself.

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  • ait10101

    He may not be a homophobe, but he is definitely on the wrong side of the Bible. Love and forgiveness and leaving God to judge seem to be outside of his comprehension. The man is no Christian.

  • Desert Boy

    As a dog parent, the far more disgusting thing about Huckabee is, as governor of Arkansas in 1998, how did he get away with burying the facts surrounding his son killing an innocent dog? I know the Huckabee clan are nothing more than back-water, white trash, but this is a serious matter that Huckabee has yet to take responsibility for.

  • bmwblonde

    Huckleberry is waiting to change his “mind” on “modern” issues, via God to “coming back down” with new Laws, and then putting with His signature on them?

    Wow. Talk about being BOTH psycho AND a total moron. so, just where are Huckleberry’s VIDEOs of “God” ever coming “down” with ANY laws, and then those videos of “God” signing them?

    Huckleberry thinks “God” is a MAN (of course), who writes down stuff (in Modern American English, of course) – just like any human would, and then SIGNS what he writes? This of course IS (at a level 10,000 times higher than Huckleberry’s pea brain could even imagine), “Blasphemous,” for it drags the ineffable Divine (whatever — not “whoever” THAT is, down into acting like any old Corn Pone Southern Redneck male (you know, writin’ stuff down, and then, as shucks, signin’ it too, just to make it, you know, all Legit-Like.

    WHAT a moron. Or it’s all an act to drag in the 20% of this country that actually does “think” like this. Either way, oie vey.

  • sweetbrandigirl2004

    Is he talking about that same Bible that has been rewritten like a gazillion times ? Thats what he’s basing his bigotry on ? Wow talk about Lame !

  • sejjo

    “You’ve got to understand, this for me is not about the right side or the wrong side of history, this is the right side of the Bible”

    You mean the same way those slave owners believed they were on the right side of the Bible when they used it to justify slavery? And what self-respecting specimen would want to go to the bathroom with an ogre like you??

  • mcflyer54

    Every person, including Huckleberry, has the right to see themselves as they wish. That however, is not necessarily the way others see them nor is it often how they actually are. Good old boy Mike is once again pandering to his base and looking at his chances in a GOP free for all primary. Expect more of the same in the months to come. The only thing that truly bothers me about people like Huck is their continued insistence that EVERYONE must live according to their personal religious beliefs.

  • blondeboyz

    Soon the horse and pony show will start. They will trot out the usual whipping boys to get votes from the “values” voters. You know, the gays and lesbians destroying marriage and recruiting their children, the illegal Mexicans taking our jobs and government assistance, Muslim terrorists around every corner and no such thing as global warming causing disasters.

    Sadly they don’t remember George W using the Xtian coalition to get reelected and laughing and turning his back on all the promises.

  • carey579

    @bmwblonde IKR

    Just believing ‘God’ is a man is a slap in the face to all women imo.

    If I was a woman I’d be even more offended!

  • SteveDenver

    Let’s take a look at that Bible. Oh yeah, there are a few verses addressing homosexuality, but there are 27 verses in the New and Old Testaments that address GLUTTONY. So, you swollen hypocrite, stop looking at the lives of others and look at your own.

  • NiceNCool1

    Both he and the Bible are homophobic. It was written by men who knew absolutely nothing about gay people.

  • manxxxx

    “So there you have it. Huckabee isn’t a homophobe. He’s a sexist homophobe.”

    Not to mention that he’s a plain ole simpleton!

  • tjr101

    This fool will never be president, waste of time.

  • ingyaom

    @SteveDenver: is so right!

  • Ron Jackson

    He’s the kind of douche bag cultist the GOP loves. I hope he runs for President so we can all ridicule him daily.

  • Cam

    Bigotry is bigotry no matter what lame excuse.

    His excuse is no different than the Mormons who said they were on the right side of THEIR religion when they kept blacks out of their church up until around the 1980’s.

  • Mezaien

    Maybe if Christianity, kills millions more Jews, and others I will understand!?!?. This Nun compasmental, is true IDIOT.

  • denvermtnbiker

    It takes a pretty severe position to be to the right of the Bible… :-)

  • Ben Dover

    The right side of the Bible = taking it to the outhouse and tearing the pages out to wipe your a$$.

  • shle896

    Huckabee is gayer than gay. He couldn’t be more obvious if he tattooed it on his forehead.

  • Daniel-Reader

    Working on the Sabbath is punishable by death according to the bible, no exceptions, but he never chastises his fellow FOX NEWS personnel for doing just that. He is a cherrypicking hypocrite and an insult to real Christians. Jesus condemned hypocrites and pharisees.

  • Redpalacebulleaglesox

    Mike Huckabee is another right wing, anti-Christ biblical illiterate.

  • james_in_cambridge

    @Desert Boy: I too love animals but it goes way beyond that; it suggests that Mr. Huckabee is raising a mentally disturbed young man. Serial killers and other disturbed individuals generally start off when they’re young by killing animals, including their own pets, before moving on to killing humans as adults. I think someday soon Huckabee will be caught up in a horrible scandal as a result of that sick son of his.

  • Billy Budd

    Here is an abridged list of absurdities found in the Leviticus, which is the bible book where it is said that homosexuality is an abomination (18:22):

    “The fat … the whole rump … the inwards … the two kidneys … burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto the LORD.” 3:9-11

    “Bring of the bullock’s blood … And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle the blood seven times before the Lord.” 4:16-17

    “Put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar … and … pour out all the blood … and … take all his fat from him, and burn it upon the altar.” 4:18-19

    “When a ruler hath sinned … through ignorance” 4:22

    “If any one of the common people sin through ignorance … then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.”
    If a common person sins through ignorance, then kill a female goat. (More important people must kill male goats.) 4:27-28

    “If a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.”5:2

    God will kill any priest that leaves the tabernacle. 10:7

    If priests misbehave at the tabernacle by by drinking “wine or strong drink,” then God will kill them and send his wrath on “all the people.” “It shall be a statute for ever.” 10:9

    Clams, oysters, crabs, lobsters, and shrimp are abominations to God. 11:10-12

    Bats are birds to the biblical God. 11:13, 19

    Four-legged fowls are abominations. 11:20

    “Every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination.” 11:41

    “If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days … And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days.”
    If a boy is born, the mother is unclean for 7 days and must be purified for 33 days. 12:2, 4

    “If any man’s seed of copulation go out from him….” (God’s law for wet dreams)
    This passage tells you what to do if you get your “seed of copulation” on yourself, your clothes, or your partner. Thank God this is in the Bible. 15:16-18, 32

    If you “lie” with your wife and your mother-in-law (now that sounds fun!), all three of your must be burned to death. 20:14

    Handicapped people cannot approach the altar of God. They would “profane” it. 21:16-23

    Anyone with a “flat nose, or any thing superfluous” must stay away from the altar of God. 21:18

    A man with damaged testicles must not “come nigh to offer the bread of his God.” 21:20

    God describes the torments that he has planned for those who displease him. The usual stuff: plagues, burning fevers that will consume the eyes, etc. but he reserves the worst for the little children. He says “ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it,” “I will send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children,” and “ye shall eat the flesh of your sons and daughters.” But if you humble your uncircumcised heart, God won’t do all these nasty things to you. It’s your choice. 26:16-41

    “And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.” 26:18

    “I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.” 26:21

    “I … will punish you yet (another) seven times for your sins.” 26:24

  • Billy Budd

    Kill Homosexuals
    “If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.” (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)

    Kill Fortunetellers

    A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death. (Leviticus 20:27 NAB)

    All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense. (Leviticus 20:9 NLT)

    Death for Adultery

    If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10 NLT)

    Death for Fornication

    A priest’s daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death. (Leviticus 21:9 NAB)

    Death for Blasphemy

    …Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take the blasphemer outside the camp, and tell all those who heard him to lay their hands on his head. Then let the entire community stone him to death. S (Leviticus 24:10-16 NLT)

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