Outrage of the Day-Huckabee

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Transcript.
HUCKABEE: It’s a different set of rights. People who are homosexuals should have every right in terms of their civil rights, to be employed, to do anything they want. But that’s not really the issue. I know you talked about it and I think you got into it a little bit early on. But when we’re talking about a redefinition of an institution, that’s different than individual civil rights.

BEHAR: Well, segregation was an institution, too, in a way. It was right there on the books.

HUCKABEE: But here is the difference. Bull Connor was hosing people down in the streets of Alabama. John Lewis got his skull cracked on the Selma bridge.


I suppose that Matthew Shepherd doesn't count. Or these statistics. Or the dozens names of victims of hate crimes I can find without having to search hard. But because our protests, for the most part, go peacably then it's not really a civil rights issue. ThinkProgress has lots more to say about it.

"HUCKABEE: For us to stand there that day and to see Barack Obama taking the stage, to realize 50 years ago, he couldn’t have served coffee in the White House and now he’ll be the resident of the White House, we have to be happy as Americans.

BEHAR: You’re very passionate about that.

HUCKABEE: I am.

BEHAR: Do you feel that way about gay rights, too?

HUCKABEE: It’s a different set of rights. People who are homosexuals should have every right in terms of their civil rights, to be employed, to do anything they want. But that’s not really the issue. I know you talked about it and I think you got into it a little bit early on. But when we’re talking about a redefinition of an institution, that’s different than individual civil rights. We’re never going to convince each other.

BEHAR: Well, segregation was an institution, too, in a way. it was right there on the books.

HUCKABEE: But here is the difference. Bull Connor was hosing people down in the streets of Alabama. John Lewis got his skull cracked on the Selma bridge.

BEHAR: Gay bashing goes on, too.

HUCKABEE: And there is Christian bashing. A lady in california, 69 years old, holding a cross and people come up — violence is wrong no matter who is behind it."
And I love how that's the only instance he can come up with for attacks on Christians. By the way, this is the incident to which he referred.


Not that I can agree with what the man did, even though the video is hardly conclusive.

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