Mike Huckabee Warns That Legalizing Gay Marriage Will Turn Christians Into Criminals

mike-huckabee-ted-cruzThe long war by the religious right against gay marriage is nearly over and they’ve lost, even though many right-wing conservatives have failed to realize the inevitable tide of progress can no longer be held back. Ahead of this month’s expected ruling from the Supreme Court that will wipe out the remaining laws against gay marriage in the United States, some states like North Carolina or Oklahoma are scrambling to throw up last minute roadblocks that will accomplish little else other than to waste taxpayer money defending them in court.


The 2016 Republican field is also tripping over each other trying to see who can come up with the most ridiculous and hateful responses to the legalization of gay marriage, and Mike Huckabee is trying his hardest to be the greatest Christian political crusader against gay rights. Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and others have certainly tried to claim that banner – Bobby Jindal even issued an executive order encouraging discrimination against LGBT people in Louisiana – but nobody can match the rhetoric of Mike Huckabee so far.

Now, Mike Huckabee is pounding the panic button even harder, claiming that the expected Supreme Court ruling could make being a Christian a criminal offense. From Right Wing Watch:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warns that it could even lead to the “criminalization of Christianity.”

“When you elevate a lifestyle to the status of a civil right, I don’t think a lot of believers fully understand or comprehend that once it’s risen to that level and our government accepts it, then anyone who disagrees with it could be at least civilly liable, but more than likely would be criminally liable,” Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate, told Decision during a recent visit to the Billy Graham Library.

“The impact is this: A pastor getting up in the pulpit and proclaiming God’s Word that marriage is the act of one man and woman joining together for life would violate the civil rights of a same-sex couple. … That would make it a criminal act.”

Proponents of same-sex marriage—backed by the Obama administration—say LGBT couples are being discriminated against and deserve marriage equality protections.

Regardless of how the case turns out, Huckabee made clear that the true definition of marriage will stand.

“Even if the Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is OK, it doesn’t make it OK because the Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being,” he said. “The ultimate rules for marriage were not made by the Supreme Court, but by God. He is the One who gave us the blueprint.” (Source)

What Mike Huckabee fails to understand, or at least he fails to tell the people who believe in this nonsense, is that you have every right under the 1st Amendment to hold any view you want on gay marriage – or any other issue you care to have any opinion on. You can believe that the moon is made out of cheese, that the government is run by reptiles from another dimension, or an endless plethora of other wacky ideas without worrying about being prosecuted for your beliefs.


In addition to the right to believe whatever they want to think their god says about marriage, no religious institution would be forced to perform same-sex weddings (or any other ceremony that violates their rules), but good luck trying to explain that to the evangelical Christians Mike Huckabee is trying to court ahead of the 2016 Republican primaries.

The Republican clown car has been traded in for a clown tour bus, and with so many candidates in the race, each of them is trying to sway the key block of evangelical voters to their side in order to have an edge in that crowded field. The war against same-sex marriage is all over except for the wailing and gnashing of teeth from Mike Huckabee and the other false prophets of the religious right.



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  • Cemetery Girl

    If someone feels that same sex marriage something that will get a person sent to hell then that person doesn’t have to marry someone of the same sex. Pastors are ready not required marry everyone seeking a marriage. There’s meeting with the pastor, the “classes”, plenty of opportunities for a pastor to decide they won’t preform the marriage.

  • Ellen H.

    I find it interesting that ministers, pastors, etc focus only on one kind of Biblical marriage. No one ever talks about all the polygamy that’s in the Bible. That is also Biblical marriage.

    • Nikkiru

      Not to mention all the concubines Solomon supposedly had, or the injunction that a man is to marry his brother’s widow if he dies childless – regardless of her consent or lack thereof. And if you really want to discuss the sexual behavior of biblical heroes …. OK, not going to go there. But Lot offering to throw his virgin daughters to a rape mob is one lesson from the Sodom story that seldom gets told.

      • Ellen H.

        But those parts don’t fit an agenda. 🙂

      • wllmjunior

        And what would that agenda be?

      • Ellen H.

        Take your pick. There has been a huge push to try to do away with birth control because it is against some peoples’ religious views. It’s really none of their business. If you’re against birth control, don’t use it, but don’t try to take it away from others. There are also people who seem to want to try to make us a theocracy. I don’t want that at all. Most Christians I know don’t want that.

      • wllmjunior

        Thanks Ellen for your kind and thoughtful response. I would agree with you on the two items you mention. I can’t fathom why any group would want to mess with people’s birth control, and even as a Christian a theocracy smacks of 24/7 church. No one could live under those conditions.

      • noah vail

        i cant imagine any difference between living with a “christian ” theocracy or a muslim one…they both suck equally

      • Ellen H.

        As I said, I don’t want a theocracy.

  • Gary Menten

    Huckleberry Mike is a liar and snake oil salesman and his audience are complete morons. READ THE BILL OF RIGHTS, YOU DUMMIES!

    • Brian

      Murrikah don’t take examples from them kommanists, that’s wat.

    • wllmjunior

      It’s early in the game, and on the contrary, we are not so special.

      • Gary Menten

        It’s not that early and you’re behind the times. Thanks for the opinion.

      • wllmjunior

        I have no doubt the ultimate goal and full objective of the gay agenda as it pertains to the Church of Jesus Christ and Christians. It is early in the game, and I am way ahead of you.

      • Gary Menten

        I have no doubt that you have no idea what you are talking about.

      • wllmjunior

        Well, that’s what I do Gary. I surf the web and look for topics I know nothing about, and then I comment on them. Keeps you on your toes, and it makes me feel all warm inside. You’ve made my day.

      • noah vail

        if thats all it takes you must be a t- partier… simple things for simple minds

      • wllmjunior

        The term “T-partier” could have two meanings. If you are referring to the political movement, I do not identify with them. If you are referring to use of the illegal drug, I do not partake. You should really be more specific when conversing with simpletons.

      • Gary Menten

        You are doing a very good gob of it.

      • noah vail

        if you mean the end of churches and religion, ive never heard a gay person say that but i, a 75 year old white male, will say i hope they all rot in hell and their ministers should all be put on trial for taking money under false pretenses…religionists, especially those pharisees that call themselves christian , is by far the worst thing that has ever happened to this country,,,judging by our history i cannot understand why anyone would be proud to call themselves christian…just a bunch of money grubbing, lying, nasty hypocrites…wanna know how i really feel, just ask

      • wllmjunior

        Christians made this country what it is today. Furthermore, I feel sorry for you. Someone really did a number on you to have that much hate in your heart, especially at your age. Lost my mother at 75. Your time is short. Don’t spend it being hateful.

      • noah vail

        ” Christians made this country what it is today” to which “christians” are you referring? the ones who created the native american genocide? or perhaps those wonderful slave owners who always treated their property with “christian love” and respect? maybe those fun and friendly fellows in the KKK?….huh? huh? huh?

      • wllmjunior

        Oh Lord no! The return of Noah Vail. Which parade are you going to rain on today? You know every group of people has black sheep or wayward members. It is so typical of an angel of death like yourself to paint the whole lot of Christians as evil and malevolent, but shtick doesn’t work well otherwise. It’s OK Noah. I forgive you.

  • David Ish

    How about help to the poor? Jesus Christ also said “give ALL tom the poor”
    “Born Agains” Never learn of that.

    • noah vail

      praying for them (or saving them) is a lot easier than feeding or clothing them…im sure they all chose to be poor so they could get all those wonderful handouts from their “christian” neighbors

      • wllmjunior

        The government takes care of the poor in this country thanks to progressive liberals like yourself. There are very few really poor people in this country and you best believe there are enough Church resources to help them. Noah Vail, what’s the last thing you did to help your fellow man? Nothing. You’re to busy spreading your hate in these comment sections. You miserable old fart, but you don’t have much longer. You need to figure out where in the hell you are going to find six people to carry your lousy casket to the grave. I bet you don’t even know six people. Quit worrying about the Church and religionist, as you call them, and work on polishing up your act, while you still have time.

      • noah vail

        Ahhh, more “love” from a “good christian”…thanks for making my case you evil piece of shit…its people like you that are responsible for people leaving christianity in droves… your hypocrisy is appalling to any sane person

  • FD Brian

    I’ll never understand why Christians think they need to “save” other people.

    • Ellen H.

      There is a verse in the new testament that commands that, but I think a lot of them go over board with it. I’m a lot more concerned about the poor and disenfranchised.

    • wllmjunior

      Maybe you should do a little research and find the answer. You might learn something.

  • amersham46

    If you could tax stupidity the national debt would be gone in a year

    • wllmjunior

      Now get real. You don’t have that kind of money.

  • Leigh Carlson Burgess

    Please do not accuse all Christian ministers of being anti-gay or right-wing or out to “save” people. There are plenty of ministers who do not behave this way or ascribe to these things. I know because I am one of them.

    • noah vail

      but its that 98% who do that make the rest look bad

  • Debbie Cameron

    Seems lot’s looking for that 15 minutes of Fame, no one has to attend any Church, no go to any Wedding, nor Vote of anyone, nor Eat at anyplace, nor go to any Restaurant, so what is the OUTRAGE? no one is forced to read news, the old looking for trouble. And if they can not find it, they will make it up, after all : repeat a lie over and over and then it’s The Truth

    • wllmjunior

      Tell that to the bakers, pizza makers, and florist that are currently being sued and intimidated for declining to participate. There would not be half the furor over this issue if homosexuals weren’t trying to make the whole world agree with their behavior and lifestyle and destroy everyone that doesn’t. That is the outrage.

      • noah vail

        the outrage is that YOU dont understand that in America they have a RIGHT to their behavior and lifestyle just like you do,,,when was the last time a homosexual told you that you had to go to gay bars, or make out with another guy or try to force their lifestyle on you…but the religionists try to force their bullshit down everyones throat every day…so please get a grip and STFU

      • wllmjunior

        No, they are not trying too force anything on you. They are trying to share the love of Christ WITH you. If you reject it, no big deal we move on you burn in hell. You must really put off the vibe you need it, if all these people are trying to force it on you. If you are talking about the influence Christians try and have over politics that’s a whole another matter entirely. WE ALL, including old miserable bastards like yourself, have the obligation to try and create and form an ethical society, religion has nothing to do with it. We all know it is a matter of WHO’s morality is legislated not if. I would much rather live under Christian inspired laws over some of the crap evil people with no ethics like yourself would propose. Again I feel sorry for you, and I will pray for you to feel better. Have a good day. Again don’t hate so much.

      • noah vail

        “old miserable bastards like yourself” … thanks for the love, “christian” POS

      • wllmjunior

        Noah, that’s just my observation on your state of being. I am just calling them like I see them. Only you can change my perception of who you are. At any rate miserable old bastards are usually the kind of people this POS enjoys hanging out with. I find their arguments to be more fun and lively.

      • wllmjunior

        Furthermore, I don’t have any problem with gay people being who they are. I know a whole lot more than most about being gay, girl. I’ve looked at life from both sides, and I’ve had my fill of the gay life. It is morally bankrupt and nothing but pure evil. They are so lost they don’t even realize it, and stupid straight people like yourself are only worsening the situation by your support. I can’t do anything about my sexual orientation, but I certainly can CHOOSE not to partake in behaviors that I know will destroy my life. So, don’t lecture me about gay life. I lived it, and it aint nothing of which to be proud. Didn’t see that one coming now did you.

      • noah vail

        just because you had sex with other guys doesn’t make you gay, just bisexual … gay people are born with that proclivity, it’s not a chosen lifestyle, it just is…if you think that having sex with other men will send you to hell perhaps you should crawl up in a hole to hide your shame…you sound like a new AA member who thinks everyone that takes a drink is an alcoholic (misery loves company)