Huckabee compares gay parenting to experimentation: ‘Children are not puppies’
Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee shared his ignorance and bigotry about gay parents with a College of New Jersey student publication.
“I think this is not about trying to create statements for people who want to change the basic fundamental definitions of family,” Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister, said.
“Children are not puppies,” he continued. “This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?”
Huckabee was similarly dismissive of same-sex marriage and even civil unions, which he called “not necessary.”
“You don’t go ahead and accommodate every behavioral pattern that is against the ideal,” Huckabee said when asked about same-sex marriage. “That would be like saying, well, there are a lot of people who like to use drugs, so let’s go ahead and accommodate those who want who use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, so we should accommodate them.”