Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee insisted yesterday that while he opposes gay marriage, he is "not homophobic."
During a speech to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, the possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate said, "I'm not against anybody. I'm really not. I'm not a hater. I'm not homophobic. I honestly don’t care what people do personally in their individual lives."
According to CNN (video below), Huckabee added, "But 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.’ Folks, that’s why I stand where I stand."
TalkingPointsMemo.com reports that Huckabee was upset that the U.S. Supreme Court would not hear a case of a Christian photographer who refused to provide services for a gay wedding.
"Why is it that Christians stand back and take it in the teeth time and time and time again?" Huckabee said. "But we cannot change this country if we do not rise up and vote with an informed mind and a committed spirit and if we're not willing to stand along."