Speaking on his Fox News show over the weekend, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) attacked the Supreme Court for its recent landmark rulings on gay rights, labeling the justices "extremists" and claiming they thought themselves to be wiser than "God almighty himself."
After insisting he was neither a "homophobe nor a hater" because of his anti-gay marriage stance, Huckabee compared homosexuality to polygamy and prostitution.
“If we’re determined to change the definition of marriage to accommodate how people feel and what they wish to do because of their mutual consent, then we should immediately release those incarcerated for practicing polygamy or bigamy,” Huckabee said. “And, frankly, let’s make all consensual adult behaviors legal, whether prostitution, assisted suicide, or even drinking 16 ounce sodas in New York City.”
Huckabee said he was on the "right side of history," arguing that gay marriage is "newer than Google or the iPod ... and the first nation to even codify it into law didn't do so until the year 2000." He also said that the issue "is not equality, but sameness."
"Equality means intrinsic worth and value ... but equality of worth doesn't create sameness," he said. "There are differences between men and women and votes of Congress nor the 'extreme court' can change that."
Huckabee added marriage to his list of incorrect Supreme Court decisions that included allowing abortion, condoning slavery and denying prayer in public schools.
"As much as I'd love to be loved and admired by all, I can't defy the definition of marriage any more than I can defy the definition of gravity," he said.
Huckabee, a former pastor, responded to the Supreme Court rulings last week on Twitter, saying, "My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: 'Jesus wept.'"
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