Mike Huckabee Just Said Martin Luther King Jr. Would Say Gay Marriage is Like the Holocaust

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You just can’t make things this crazy up. Former Arkansas governor, and presidential candidate, and current Fox News host, Mike Huckabee recently claimed that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with him that “gay marriage is like the Holocaust.”

Just last Thursday, Huckabee compared the effort to prevent gay marriage to the fight against Nazi Germany.

No, he didn’t say the reverse: he did not claim that fighting against government interference in consenting adults marrying each other was like fighting Nazism. Instead, he claimed the exact opposite: that government interference in free choice of who to marry is in fact tantamount to fighting Nazism.

Huckabee was speaking at the 2014 March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., when he said that there was “no basis in the law” to strike down same-sex marriage bans. He was speaking in response to the rulings of Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Chris Piazza in Arkansas in 2012.

“Nothing threatens your personal liberty more than the notion that you would bow your knee to the court system apart from the ultimate rule of the Constitution,” he claimed. “And all of the branches of government, all of which are not there to tell you what you cannot do, but to guarantee the freedoms that you are always empowered to have.”

“We are under an obligation to obey God and the law, and if necessary, to defy an institution that is out of control,” the former Arkansas governor, and presidential candidate continued.

Huckabee went on to quote from a letter that Martin Luther King’s Jr. wrote from the Birmingham Jail where he had been locked up for fighting to end segregation.

“One may well ask, ‘How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?’” King wrote. “The answer is found in the fact that there are two types of laws: there are just laws, and there are unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘An unjust law is no law at all.’”

Huckabee continued reading… “We can never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal’ and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was ‘illegal.’ It was ‘illegal’ to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany. But I am sure that if I had lived in Germany during that time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers even though it was illegal.”

“I wish I had penned those words,” Huckabee said to the crowd. “But they were penned by someone who understood freedom, and understood that there was a time to stand up against law when it has become unjust. Those are the words that were penned in 1954 by Martin Luther King Jr. in his letter from the Birmingham Jail.”

“I wish he were here today to say in the people in the building this one, Mr. Supreme Court justices, Madam Supreme Court justices, your role is only to interpret the law, to make sure that it somehow meshes with the Constitution, not that it messes with the Constitution!” he exclaimed.

Unfortunately for Huckabee, Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. King, has said over and over that her deceased husband would have backed equal rights for members of the homosexual community.

“Freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation is surely a fundamental human right in any great democracy, as much as freedom from racial, religious, gender, or ethnic discrimination,” she said to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in 2000.

Watch the video below, broadcast on June 19, 2014, to hear Huckabee for yourself:

Reprinted with permission from Political Blind Spot


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