Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Seriously, Mike Huckabee?

When asked in an interview why he continues to oppose marriage rights for same-sex couples, even in the face of the overwhelming obviousness of how wrong he is, Huckabee said this:

". . . when people say, 'Why don't you just kind of get on the right side of history?' I said, 'You've got to understand, this for me is not about the right side or the wrong side of history, this is the right side of the Bible, and unless God rewrites it, edits it, sends it down with his signature on it, it's not my book to change,'" he added, as quoted by CNN.

Oooookay. . .

 So, um. . . you do know that the Bible you have now didn't float down from Heaven with God's autograph on it, right? I mean, if the only way you'll change your position on an issue is if you get instructions signed, sealed, and delivered from the Almighty Himself, then I don't see how you can base your current position on a book of such uncertain authorage. No one knows who wrote the various books and letters contained in the Good Book. We attribute some of them to Moses, others to St Paul, but no one really knows. But I can guarantee you they weren't carved into stone tablets atop Mt Sinai. People wrote them. People wrote down their thoughts and ideas about the Deity and someone collected those writings and called it the Bible.

And don't pretend like you don't already perform your own edits on the Scriptures. You seem to have no qualms about editing out the parts about "judge not, lest ye be judged," or "sell all you have and give the money to the poor." or "it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven." You have no problem ignoring those parts, but the part about gay marriage which isn't even mentioned in the Bible, that part is sacrosanct? That part that isn't there, that's the part that you couldn't possibly presume to change?

Are you sure it's not just that you're a hater?

"I'm not against anybody. I'm really not," he said. "I'm not a hater. I'm not homophobic." 

Uh, yeah. . . Pretty sure you are, Gomer.