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Huckabee: Gays Being "Violent" Against Christians Too

First Posted: 12- 4-08 11:25 AM   |   Updated: 01- 4-09 05:12 AM

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Think Progress:

Last month, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee went on ABC's "The View" and argued that the gay rights movement hasn't suffered enough violence to be a real civil rights issue, unlike African-Americans' struggles.

Yesterday at a book signing, Huckabee stood behind his statement that there was a "difference" between the LGBT movement and African-Americans' struggles, saying that the latter group was persecuted for "being black, not for their behavior, not for anything other than their race." While he acknowledged that the LGBT community does suffer some violence, he downplayed it by claiming that gays are also attacking Christians.

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