In case you missed it over the weekend, former Fox News personality Mike Huckabee made some rather idiotic comments pertaining to same-sex marriage during an interview with CNN on Sunday.
“It’s like asking somebody who’s Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don’t want to do that,” Huckabee said. “Or asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him or to have dogs in his backyard.”
While I could easily point out just how absurd those comparisons are, I think I’ll let Jon Stewart do it for me.
“That analogy makes no f*cking sense. No one’s forcing you to get metaphorically married to the Biblical abomination that is this bacon-wrapped shrimp. People are just wanting to be allowed to eat/slash marry it themselves,” Stewart said.
And that’s what people like Huckabee never seem to understand. Legalizing gay marriage has nothing to do with people who oppose homosexuality – nothing. If Huckabee wants to oppose homosexuality, that’s his right to do so. But that doesn’t mean he has the right to force his views on people who do not agree with them. Just like Jews who own delis are more than welcome to not serve bacon-wrapped shrimp at their establishments. But what Jewish people can’t do is tell someone like me who thinks bacon-wrapped shrimp sounds delicious, that I can’t have and/or serve it myself.
See the difference? Jewish people don’t have to serve the bacon-wrapped shrimp, but they also can’t tell me that I’m not allowed to. Seems pretty simple, right?
But then Stewart really teed off on Huckabee and these hypocritical “Christians” who like to handpick parts of the Bible while ignoring other parts of it.
“All I’m saying is, when straight people get married, doesn’t the Bible say they’re supposed to be virgins or at least, the woman is,” he continued. “I’m pretty sure Christian business owners, when the happy couple come to order their cake, don’t go, ‘Well, I’d love to bake your cake but first, a hymen test.’”
Stewart also slammed Huckabee’s stance that he can’t simply “evolve” from Biblical law.
“It’s why Huckabee never mixes fabrics in his clothes, or trims his beard or sleeps with another man’s slave – it would be wrong,” Stewart mocked.
That’s what gets me about these people who cling to the Bible when it comes to their opposition toward same-sex marriage and gay rights in general. Every single one of these people blatantly ignores hundreds of “rules” and “laws” that are written inside of the Bible because it would be impossible to follow the vast majority of them. So it’s blatantly hypocritical for these people to sit there and preach that “gay marriage is a sin before God and therefore should not be legal” when they’re ignoring plenty of other things written inside that very same book.
Watch the segment below via Comedy Central: