Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mike Huckabee Speaks Again

Shooting ducks in a barrel is an all too appropriate metaphor to use in describing how former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's previous statements regarding homosexuality, HIV and AIDS continue to come to light now that he is the front runner ahead of the Iowa caucuses. The latest assertion came from an Associated Press article in which the GOP social conservative maintains his support of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'

"I believe to try to legitimize that which is inherently illegitimate would be a disgraceful act of government," Huckabee said. "I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can post a dangerous public health risk."

Those within the movement for LGBT rights will undoubtedly continue to assert American voters rejected anti-LGBT rhetoric last November with the Democrats taking control of Congress. Huckabee himself will almost certainly try to claim these comments were taken out of context but the above statement cannot cloud his vile homophobic sentiments which are coming out now that he's on the campaign trail. Social conservatives may privately (or even publicly) rejoice. But most fair-minded people will hopefully reject them and any candidate who perpetuates them to court a small but vocal fringe group.

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