Finally Some Dirt on Huckabee

Mike Huckabee (pictured above being assuredly NOT-gay) had been the spotless Republican candidate for too long, it was only a matter of time before something from his past came back to haunt him, and here it is:

I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.

Oops! Granted, this quote was from 1992, but still. Huckabee recommended that AIDS patients be quarantined in order to stop the spread of the disease. He also stated that additional federal funds to combat the disease seemed unnecessary since so much money has been spent on research and that Hollywood celebs should shell out their money for it instead. While these statements are now 15 years old, I would like to remind you that Huckabee still is opposed to gay marriage and domestic partner benefits. Now this is nothing new for Republicans right? Why am I being so picky? Well, I feel that just because you’re a Republican doesn’t give you the excuse to ignore civil rights. Eventually, we will see our ignorance of gay rights in the same light as we see the civil rights era for African-Americans now; we will be utterly embarrassed. So I’m sorry Mike, when we look back on you in 20 years, we won’t see you as just another “nice guy who has strong family values,” we will see you as yet another ignorant American who was hellbent on depriving others of the basic rights they deserve.

What people do in the privacy of their own lives as adults is their business. If they bring it into the public square and ask me as a taxpayer to support it or to endorse it, then it becomes a matter of public discussion and discourse.

Huckabee wanted to isolate AIDS patients – [Associated Press]

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4 Responses

  1. for future hillary bashings:

    http://www.zombietime.com/really_truly_hillary_gallery/

    merry xmas

  2. 1992—Everyone was afraid of AIDS. It was an instant death sentence back then. You can’t bash Huckabee for that one! Today, there are drugs and people have had many years to learn about AIDS. EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES. If it is such a sin then that should be left up to God. I would also guess that God is a lot more understanding and forgiving than any of us are. Gay couples should have equal rights to love each other and find happiness.

  3. In 1992, I was five.

    But, yeah, I agree with you.

  4. “While these statements are now 15 years old, I would like to remind you that Huckabee still is opposed to gay marriage and domestic partner benefits. Now this is nothing new for Republicans right? Why am I being so picky? Well, I feel that just because you’re a Republican doesn’t give you the excuse to ignore civil rights.”

    That was the focus of the post, the AIDS thing was just the context that it was in.

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