Whenever Mike Huckabee thinks about marriage equality, the former Arkansas Governor trembles.
That’s because, according to an interview with the Christian Post, the Christian minister and father of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders believes that redefining gender and sexual equality is the “greatest threat” to America’s moral fiber.
He also blamed the Church for failing to uphold the values of what it means to be a man or a woman.
“The biggest threat to biblical principles today is the failure to apply a biblical standard of maleness and femaleness,” said Huckabee.
“We are creating this illusion that there is no gender, there is no identity, and I’m blaming the Christian Church.”
Why is it that so called Christians think they hold the moral high ground? Jesus apparently loved all, didn't pass judgement, inclusive not exclusive
— Linda Teese (@teeser) April 11, 2019
What the hell is wrong with this guy? He must have had his heart broken badly by an ex-boyfriend in a previous life!
— Joseph Barbara (@thescratchbaker) April 9, 2019
Huckabee traced the origin for the downfall of humanity back to 1970 when California introduced the “no-fault divorce” in which he believes one “could go in and out of it without a second thought.”
Previously, there had to be a “marital fault” for a divorce to be granted:
“That’s when we first started losing that sense of sacredness of what marriage meant.”
People identified the real threat since Huckabee has his blinders on.
The greatest threat is The Trump regime and the corrupt Republicans like Mike .
— lewthewise (@lewthewise11) April 11, 2019
His daughter and her boss are the greatest threat.
— FVal_1 (@fval_1) April 9, 2019
No sir- you and the rest of the GOP are the greatest threat to morality. But then again you have no morality.
— Dave (@david_w_h) April 11, 2019
Huckabee is such an atavistic clown Who divides people for attention.
Let’s ignore him and maybe he’ll go away. pic.twitter.com/Qm71UreWQh
— Bill wolf (@Wwolfhunt) April 9, 2019
He said he wasn’t surprised that “same-sex marriage has become in vogue” once the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
“So I’m not really that surprised that same sex-marriage has become in vogue because the Christian Church were the ones who essentially abdicated a strict responsibility about what biblical marriage should look like.”
His use of the phrase “in vogue” stumped Twitter.
Keep your thoughts to yourself you crazy old man. In vogue…what the hell is that.
Huck isn’t exactly a forward thinker. Have you seen that God awful show of his?
Neither have I, I’m just assuming it’s awful.
— MaTT FLaMMaBLe (@MaTTFLaMMaBLe) April 11, 2019
Ignorance is the biggest threat to morality. Educate yourself, Mike.
— Twisted Banana (@banana_twisted) April 11, 2019
The despised politician needs to get over himself.
Image how safe your world must be if you think two guys fucking each other is the worse threat you face, when other folks gotta worry about getting gunned down by cops because some old white lady didn't like seeing you at the park
— OREGON I.T. NOT IT⚾ (@OregonJOBS2) April 8, 2019
The greatest threat to America is stupid people, like Mike Huckabee. His daughter is a paid professional liar and his son murdered a dog. If I were him, I’d worry about what’s in my own backyard instead of attacking an entire community with his ignorance.
— Just1person (@ShariGoldfinge1) April 9, 2019
Hey, Huck. Do you like it when I call you Huck? Anyway, Huck, you're a terrible person, full of hate and bigotry, your Christianity is as fake as your gaslighting, lying hellbeast of a daughter, and you can't be a good person since you raised a son who likes to murder dogs.
— ????Devin Nunes' Hairball ❄️ (@orangepeel18) April 8, 2019
Lisbeth Meléndez Rivera, director of faith outreach for the Human Rights Campaign, believes the former Southern Baptist pastor’s rhetoric is a toxic one and is a contributing factor of suicide among the young LGBTQ community.
She told Huffington Post in a statement:
“The future of the Christian Church in the U.S. depends on the voices of the faithful who will continue to be vocal in supporting marginalized communities, and on LGBTQ people who are working to strengthen and transform our faith communities ― even in the face of these dangerous, exclusionary voices.”
Isaac Archuleta, a queer Christian counselor based in Denver, told HuffPo that he respects the diversity of God’s creation, and believes the politician’s anti-LGBTQ views disparages God’s creativity and makes the LGBTQ youth feel fearful and ashamed.
“When we start shaming [God’s creativity], we’re going to feel like we’re doing God a favor when we start shaming God’s created children,” Archuleta said. “And then those children will start living in that shame. That is homophobia; that is transphobia.”
Huckabee added in his interview that young Christians must reject the impulse the express what they are feeling and identifying themselves as a certain way.
Instead, he suggested:
“We need to be bold and say, ‘It doesn’t matter what you feel. It doesn’t matter what you think, or what you believe; what matters is truth. Real truth is objective; it’s not subjective. We may see things differently, but there’s only one truth.”
Save your breath, Mike Huckabee. Your “truth” is not welcome here.