Former Arkansas Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has always been outspoken about his views towards homosexuality, but he recently clarified that he would not be opposed to letting LGBT indivuals into his life.
“People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily,” Huckabee said in an interview with CNN. “I don't drink alcohol, but gosh, a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don't use profanity, but, believe me, I have got a lot of friends who do.
“Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera. It's not my cup of tea,” he continued. “I would like to think that there's room in America for people who have different points of views without screaming, shouting, and wanting to shut their businesses down.”
Huckabee said the main issue with the debate over gay marriage is that in his opinion, people who oppose it are too often harshly criticized for their views.
“What worries me in this new environment we're in, it's not just that someone might disagree,” he added. Huckabee said while he’d be open to a more inclusive Republican party, he hopes the GOP “doesn't change its overall view.”
“Unless, you know, I get a new version of the scriptures, it's really not my place to say, OK, I'm just going to evolve,” he said. “It's like asking somebody who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don't want to do that. I mean, we're not going to do that. Or asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him or to have dogs in his backyard.”
Source: CBS News / Photo Credit: politico.com, WikiCommons