Former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee told Fox News Sunday that Phil Robertson’s anti-gay statements are “traditional values” that are shared by President Obama.
According to RawStory.com, Huckabee was upset that gay rights groups, such as GLAAD and Human Rights Watch, expressed their First Amendment right to condemn Robertson’s statements (video below).
“I think it has come to a point in our culture where political correctness has made it so if you want to take a point of view, it is traditional, it holds to steadfast old fashioned biblical, Christian values which are also, by the way, the traditional values of Judaism and Islam, somehow you’re supposed to just shut up and keep that to yourself,” Huckabee said on Fox News Sunday.
He also claimed that Robertson, who has compared homosexuals to terrorists and drunks, is taking the “same position” as President Obama in 2008, noted ThinkProgress.org.
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“What we’ve seen is, there’s a new level of bullying on the part of these militant activist groups, who if anyone says something that holds to the same position that Barack Obama held in 2008, when he was at the Saddleback Church with John McCain, made it clear very clear that he opposed same sex marriage, and he said he did so because he was a Christian and because of his biblical views,” added Huckabee.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace reminded Huckabee that Obama did not use the graphic language that Robertson used when speaking about homosexuals.
Huckabee suddenly walked back part of his claim and admitted that Robertson’s words were “more appropriate for the duck woods than the pages of a major news magazine” and that Robertson’s claim about black people being “happy and singing” during the days of Jim Crow was not true.