Forget that same-sex marriage is now legal in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Mike Huckabee thinks that forcing people opposed to gay marriage to accept it is like “asking somebody who’s Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli.”
Right. Those Jews, they don’t eat things like seafood and pork. I’m with you there, Mike. For the sake of argument, let’s let him continue.
“We’re not going to do that,” the former Baptist minister told CNN, adding: “We’re not going to ask a Muslim to serve up, ah, something that is offensive to him, to have dogs in his backyard.”
“We’re so sensitive to make sure we don’t offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can’t have the convictions that they have had for over 2,000 years.”
In the words of Jon Stewart, that “makes no f—king sense.”
The comedian blasted Huckabee on the “Daily Show,” pointing out that “No one is forcing you to get metaphorically married to the biblical abomination that is this bacon-wrapped shrimp.”
Moving on to Huckabee’s claim that he can’t deviate from biblical law just to get with the times, Stewart added: “It’s why Huckabee never mixes fabric in his clothes or trims his beard or sleeps with another man’s slave. It would be wrong.”
Huckabee made the remarks while promoting his latest book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy”, which argues that real values are found in the land between the two coasts, known as Amuricah.
Watch the full Daily Show clip below:
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Gay Marriage Isn't Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Mike Huckabee