Huckabee: Traditional Marriage 'On the Right Side of the Bible'

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Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 07:17 AM

By Cathy Burke

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Former Baptist minister and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he may be on "the wrong side of history," but believing marriage should be between a man and a woman is "on the right side of the Bible."

In a keynote speech to the conservative Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, the FOX News commentator insisted his belief doesn't make him "homophobic," however, CNN reported.

"I'm not against anybody," he said. "I'm really not. I'm not a hater. I'm not homophobic. I honestly don't care what people do personally in their individual lives."

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"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," he said.

Huckabee – considering a bid for the White House in 2016 – used the speech to emphasize his socially conservative values, targeting big government and calling the IRS a "criminal enterprise," CNN reported.

"Look, I'm not trying to be some whacko way out there, I'm talking about the basic, most fundamental rights we have as an American citizen, while those rights are being stripped from us by the IRS, the NSA, and the TSA," he said.

Referring to Monday's rejection by the Supreme Court of an appeal over a business owner's right to deny services to gays and lesbians, Huckabee asked: "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.

Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition head Steve Scheffler, speaking before Huckabee, told The Des Moines Register that Huckabee's remarks "are sure to be a call to action going into the 2014 election."

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