Former Arkansas Governor and ex-Fox News host Mike Huckabee is fond of using Nazi comparisons against people whom he opposes and did so once again at an event called “America from Ordinary to Extraordinary,” which took place in Little Rock, Arkansas, over the weekend.
According to RightWingWatch.org, Huckabee tried to link people who support gay equality to Nazis (video below).
Huckabee recalled how the Nazis rounded up Jewish people "because of their faith" and took them to concentration camps based upon lies. Huckabee quickly shifted gears and went after supporters of gay marriage.
“You have to lie to people, and when lies permeate our culture, it’s a dangerous, dangerous thing,” said Huckabee.
Moments later, Huckabee added, “We’re abandoning the basic concept of free speech and liberty. If you are a believer and you believe old-fashioned things like the definition of life and the definition of marriage, it’s possible the government will put you out of business as they have in numerous occasions like Elane’s Photography."
New Mexico-based Elane Photography chose to discriminate against a gay couple by refusing to photograph their commitment ceremony, based upon religious objections, in 2006. New Mexico's Human Rights Commission ruled that the owners violated the state's "public accommodations" law.
The owners were fined $6,637.94 in attorney fees, but appealed the ruling to the New Mexico Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously against them. The owners filed another appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the high court refused to hear the case in 2014, noted CNN.
Huckabee then recalled the Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes By Melissa, which violated that state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to bake a cake for same-sex ceremony based upon religious beliefs.
Huckabee falsely claimed the bakery was "out of business," but in reality Sweet Cakes By Melissa is now working out of the owners' home, noted The Oregonian. Huckabee also claimed the owners are facing "jail time," but the case is being settled in administrative court, not criminal court.