On CNN’s State of the Union, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee discussed a passage in his book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, in which he writes about his opposition to gay marriage for religious reasons, yet says he has gay friends and staff members, just like he has friends who drink, curse, and enjoy ballet.
“People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle. I don’t chuck people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view. I don’t drink alcohol, but, gosh, a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don’t use profanity, but believe me, I’ve got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera. It’s not my cup of tea.”
The former Baptist pastor told CNN host Dana Bash that America needs to embrace the various viewpoints of its people rather than try to shut them down and destroy their businesses.
Advertisement - story continues below
“I’d like to think that there’s room in America for people who have different points of view without screaming, shouting, and wanting to shut their businesses down. What worries me in this new environment we’re in — it’s not just that someone might disagree; they don’t want to argue with me, even take a different point of view. They want to close someone’s business down, put them really in an economic position of disenfranchisement.”
h/t: BizPac Review