Mike Huckabee in Florida today discussing his Flip-Flop on the Cuba Embargo
Remember Saturday’s revelation of a previous Huckabee statement on homsexuality?:
- â€œI feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health riskâ€¦â€
In a presser after his endorsement by Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee again discussed homsexuality.
After the endorsement, reporters barraged Huckabee with questions regarding his opinion on homosexuality. “Let’s understand what sin means — sin means missing the mark,” he responded. “Missing the mark can mean missing the mark in any area. We’ve all missed the mark. … How we miss the mark is less important than we all miss the mark. The mark is that we have marriage — men and women, they marry, they create children, and they train their replacements and you have a future generation then that creates their replacements and trains them. That’s the mark. If we didn’t have that as the ideal, we wouldn’t have a civilization that was able to perpetuate.”
When asked if he would not allow a homosexual person to hold a position in a Huckabee administration, the former governor clearly stated that would not be the case. Huckabee said he had hired gay people to work for him in the past.
“If I did that, I couldn’t have anybody in my administration,” Huckabee said of hiring those who have sinned. “In fact, I think I couldn’t be in it because I missed the mark too … All of us have missed the mark; every one of us. How we missed it is different. But as it relates to our culture and civilization, again I make no apology that marriage is the proper relationship in which we create families.”
CNN Video from the presser is here.
And, what in the hell did that mean? NOTHING – it is double and triple speak. It is a Southern Baptist minister speaking in allegory.
What about the issues Governor?
- What abut domestic partnership laws for gay couples?
- What about adoption by gay parents?
- How about the “Dont’ Ask – Don’t Tell” homosexual policy in the military?
The American people do not wish to hear a sermon or your religious convictions but how you stand on the issues and your rationale for your positions. And, not some excuse that you have now changed your position like you have on illegal immigration, an AIDS quarantine and the Cuba Embargo.
Governor, for what do you stand? Do you have positions? What other positions have you now changed since you are running for the Presidency vs. Arkansas Governor?
By the way, why have you not released your old sermons?
Will you be embarassed by something you said?
In all the sermons Huckabee delivered before jumping into politics, he no doubt revealed beliefs and ideas that would be of interest to voters today. But his campaign, looking to attract evangelical Christian voters without alienating others, is not interested in seeing that material become part of the current political discourse. Huckabee the candidate is shunning Huckabee the pastor.
Flap leaves you with Mitt Romney’s new ad in Iowa that draws attenton to the Huckabee Flip Flop on illegal immigration:
Of course, Mitt has his own illegal alien inconsistencies so it is doubtful this will stick. But, then again, Fred Thompson may not let this issue go in South Carolina.
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