Jon Stewart Shreds Huckabee’s Outrageous Statement on Gay Marriage: ‘Makes No F*cking Sense’ (Video)

stewart-disgusted-huckabeeIn 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 – nothingIf 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:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • u_go_guys

    This one is to those stadium-stuffing, mega church, prayer breakfast-loving “Christians” who love to quote the old testament Bible when some “abomination” personally offends them. This is attributed to their savior, Jesus Christ, at the Garden of Gethsemane. Instructions on how to pray:
    Matthew 6:5-6New International Version (NIV)


    5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

  • BB-Mystic

    I’m sure Mike Huckabee is sincere in his beliefs, but that does not matter a whit, because (contrary to what the President’s detractors say) God is not sitting in the Oval Office. Neither does s/he sit in the Chief Justice’s seat. The governing document of this country is the Constitution, not the Bible. As such, the only thing we need to be discussing about gay marriage (in a legal sense) is not whether the Bible permits it, but whether the Equal Protection Clause permits it. So if the Supreme Court decides that it does, then neither Mike Huckabee or any Supreme Being (assuming one even exists) has anything to say about it.

    Now, before Jim Bean or anyone else gets their panties in a twist, this does not mean the Supreme Court can dictate what anyone believes or teaches in their churches. But since the US is not a theocracy, your religious beliefs can’t set policy for the rest of us.

    • sherry06053

      Well said.

    • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

      donnnn’ U be dissin’ jim(bo) bean!!
      hes one of our favorite regressives who CLAIMS to be impartial; yet ..N..E..V..E..R.. seems to admonish ANYTHING the heralded regressive GOP does or says—
      I like asking him about democrat VS repub policies–and results OF those policies—over the past 25 yrs
      upon reading my inquiry jim(bo) practices his mime