In an interview with the College of New Jersey’s magazine, The Perspective, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee explained why he’s against gay marriage and even against domestic partnerships.
“You don’t go ahead and accommodate every behavioral pattern that is against the ideal,” he said of 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.”
Huckabee also said he’s against gays adopting children, because “you don’t treat children like puppies.”
“Children are not puppies,” he continued. “This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?”
The former governor and once and likely future presidential candidate also took shots at RNC Chair Michael Steele and potential 2012 challenger Mitt Romney.
“The question is, how is [Steele] going to take control and how is he going to explain it? I think there does need to be a better explanation than what’s come forth so far,” he continued. “It’s been pretty weak.”
Steele referred to Romney’s Massachusetts health care initiative as “a dismal failure.”
“It’s resulted in huge cost increases, exponentially beyond what was projected,” he charged. Romney’s inconsistent public comments on the matter, Huckabee continued, is likely to be a concern for Republican primary voters in 2012. “On one hand, [Romney] said the Massachusetts plan is not like the Obama plan. Then I heard him say, ‘Well, it’s similar, but we’ve learned a lot from it since then.’ So he’s going to have to come up with one answer that deals with it,” Huckabee said. “I think he’s got to make the explanation as to why he believed it was a great idea.”