Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nobody hearts Huckabee

Huckabee insists he's not a homophobe:
Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee (who is looking more like Hucka-been in that contest) appeared on Tyra Banks' TV show and was grilled about his opposition to LGBT rights. He claimed to have had gay staff and said, "It's not like I'm some homophobe."

Isn't that precious? He's saying he can stand to have gay people work for him without trying to tie them to the back of his pick-up. Clearly, no-one who's a homophobe would have gay people working to get him the presidency, just like no racist would ever have a black friend.

I mean, where do people get the idea that Huckabee's a homophobe from, anyways? Because he supports amending the Constitution in order to deny gay people equal rights, claiming that this is what God wants? Because he says stuff like this?
I believe to try to legitimize that which is inherently illegitimate would be a disgraceful act of government. I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.

Yes, Huckabee believes that gay people are aberrant, pestilent deviants whom God himself has decreed must be treated as inferior to straight people, but he doesn't run shrieking from the same room a gay person is in! Doesn't that count for something?

But wait, there's more:
He added, "I can disagree with people over a choice they make in their life or over a lifestyle and still be their president and still say I want to keep you free."

Ah, yes. Once again we have a figure passing judgment on gay people despite the fact that he doesn't have a clue what homosexuality is. It is an inborn feature of a minority of the population--while we are not yet sure of the exact causes of it, we have no indication that it is mutable (even so-called ex-gays admit otherwise when pinned down on the subject). It is no more a choice than being left-handed or being a natural redhead. There is no "lifestyle" inherent to being gay any more than there is one attached to being straight.

I don't understand why this is so difficult for people to understand.

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