Huckabee: Gay Marriage Would End Civilization

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I guess "Our Kind" had better run to the hills!

Whats scary is I'm hearing whispers that if Huckabee gets the nomination, he's got Rick Santorum on his short list of running mates.Santorum once said on the Senate floor that same-sex marriage was domestic terrorism.Honest to God. My my, what a team these two would make.

Forget terrorists. Mike Huckabee has identified a threat right here at home that would result in the downfall of our whole civilization.


GQ: Is the strategy shifting because social conservatives are losing on those core issues? Ten years ago, it would have been unimaginable to have gay marriage even in liberal Massachusetts. Now it's there.

Huckabee: I don't think the issue's about being against gay marriage. It's about being for traditional marriage and articulating the reason that's important. You have to have a basic family structure. There's never been a civilization that has rewritten what marriage and family means and survived. So there is a sense in which, you know, it's one thing to say if people want to live a different way, that's their business. But when you want to redefine what family means or what marriage means, then that's an issue that should require some serious and significant debate in the public square.


Huckabee isn't the first to make these kind of statements. The idea that marriage is so sacrosanct that disturbing one dot in the word "license" would be enough to end us, has become part of the right's standard patter.

So, I'm wondering, who were these civilizations that re-wrote the meaning of marriage or family, and met some horrible doom. Was it the many civilizations were marriage was arranged and decided long before children were of marriageable age? Was it the Jewish civilizations of Jesus' day where brothers were required to marry their brother's widows? Was it civilizations that allowed siblings to marry? How about first cousins? Could be it civilizations who adopted the silly idea that you should marry for love. Perhaps it was the Mormons who decided to practice polygamy. Perhaps it was those who decided to stop. Or maybe it was the polyandrous cultures in many mountainous or arctic regions.

The truth is that every society rewrites the rules of marriage and family. That's what happens to all our social values as they respond to changes in how we live, what we know, and our available resources. Yes, friction occurs when the boundaries of a social convention no longer match those of a society in which it's embedded, but the societies that survive are exactly those which demonstrate the flexibility to change and adapt.

We stand at the end of a long line of rule-changers, of civilizations that have made institutions like marriage work for them, instead of against them. The dust under our feet is composed of all the civilizations that just the kind of rigidity that Huckabee wants for us now. The civilizations who fail are not those who acknowledge changing conditions and reshape their rules, but those who don't.


http://men.style.com/gq/features/landing?id=content_6238

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/12/6/12739/4633


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Updated On: 12/7/07 at 11:07 AM
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Huckabee makes Bush + the gang look pretty liberal!
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Guys, I think Huckabee is right. I'm going to give up this being gay foolishness and marry a woman. I'm actually thrilled at the idea of her being my property and that I can make our children our worker slaves.

That's still a part of marriage right?
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Some of my family suffered under Huckabee's tenure as Governor of Arkansas...and all I can say is be afraid. Very afraid. While it seems that he has no chance of winning the presidency at this point, I wouldn't put it past the sheep of this country to get him elected.

The one that is a real piece of work is his wife, Janet. Talk about common trash.
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Her name's Janet? Janet Huckabee? Sweet Christ, I can smell the WASP musk now!
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Huckabee is the worst of supposedly Christian America. He is a bigot and a hatemonger who uses the false cloak of religiosity to cloak a sadistic vengeful personality who allows murderers and rapists to murder and rape, as long as it fits his political agenda.
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I think Janet Huckabee and Betty Bowers are friends.

http://www.bettybowers.com/

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I mean...it is a rather rum bunch, no?

Huckabee ready to quarantine us...Romney insisting freedom requires religion and all the revelations about Giuliani's affair with Nathan and how the taxpayers helped in building their third marriage (for each).

But Hillary has a cackle!!!! Edwards had an expensive haircut!!! Obama sounds like Osama and his middle name is Hussein!!!!

Really? How utterly sad.
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huckabee:  gay marriage should require some serious and significant debate

My heavens. Those eyes. That smile. She makes Laura look positively lucid.

eta: And her maiden name is McCain? Hmmmmmmm!

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Yeah, she has that wholesome face-like-a-scoop-of-vanilla-ice-cream thing goin' on that the truly hateful all seem to be rocking.
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