Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday told an Iowa audience that he is not a hater, not homophobic, and is merely standing on the “right side of the Bible.”
Speaking at a gathering of the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, Huckabee criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for letting stand a New Mexico state supreme ruling that said a photographer discriminated againsst a same-sex couple when she refused to photograph their comittmenet ceremony.
“Why is it that Christians stand back and take it in the teeth time and time and time again? But we cannot change this country if we do not rise up and vote with an informed mind and a committed spirit and if we’re not willing to stand along,” he said.
“I’m not against anybody. I’m really not. I’m not a hater. I’m not homophobic,” added Huckabee.
“I honestly don’t care what people do personally in their individual lives … But … when people say, ‘Why don’t you just kind of get on the right side of history?’ I said, ‘You’ve got to understand, this for me is not about the right side or the wrong side of history, this is the right side of the Bible, and unless God rewrites it, edits it, sends it down with his signature on it, it’s not my book to change.’ Folks, that’s why I stand where I stand.”
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