Mike Huckabee’s Support of Sexual Predators Isn’t Just Limited to His Defense of Josh Duggar

mike huckabeeBy now most people have heard about the horrific allegations surrounding well-known anti-gay bigot Josh Duggar, one of the “stars” of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. There’s not really a whole lot of gray area to this. And, no, I’m not buying this nonsense that, “Well he was only 14, so he didn’t know any better.” While you’re not an adult at 14, you should be readily aware that you shouldn’t engage in inappropriate contact with 4-12 year old family members.

There’s absolutely no excuse for that – none. The fact that some people are trying to rationalize all of this is mind-boggling, bizarre, and downright sick.

Well, in a move that even caught me a little off guard, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee outrageously defended Duggar’s behavior:

“Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable.’ He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.”

Actually, his parents hid and concealed his behavior for around a year before ever doing something about it. Then it was only after the story broke publicly did Josh confess publicly to what he had done. This after years and years of anti-gay bigotry and accusing homosexuals of being dangerous to children.

But the fact that Huckabee actually tried to defend his disgusting behavior is appalling. Anyone coming to his defense should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

The thing is, when it comes to Huckabee, Josh Duggar isn’t the first sexual predator with which he doesn’t seem to have a problem. Perhaps you might recall Huckabee bringing “patriot and friend” Ted Nugent onto his Fox News show, where he ended up playing guitar alongside a self-admitted sexual predator.

Here’s an image via Fox News of that little event:

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Not only that, but Nugent is a racist and a sexist as well.

So, the question is, what would it take for someone like Huckabee to openly condemn someone? He doesn’t seem to have an issue with racists, sexists or molesters – in fact, the only group of people you really hear him speaking negatively about are homosexuals. Oh, and of course he spoke down on President Obama as well – for letting his daughters listen to Beyonce.

And let’s not forget the fact that Huckabee isn’t the only one. Like I said earlier, quite a lot of conservatives I’ve come across have tried to dismiss Duggar’s behavior because he was only a teenager at the time. That’s just not an excuse. At 14 years old, he knew exactly what he was doing. There’s a big difference between youthful curiosity and depraved, disturbing behavior – and Duggar’s actions clearly fall in the latter category.

And to think, this is a family who’s often spoke out on the immorality of homosexuality and advocated against gay rights, with one of their positions being that gays are “harmful” to children. The hypocrisy is absolutely astounding and sick.

But the way I look at it is, the moment you defend a molester, you lose the right to call yourself a Christian.

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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