Huckabee: In 2008, Obama Had Almost the Same Position on Homosexuality as ‘Duck Dynasty’ Stars

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December 23, 2013 10:49am PST

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee appeared on Fox News Sunday this past weekend and came up with the salient point that in 2008 Barack Obama had a position on homosexuality that was pretty similar to that of Phil Robertson of TV’s Duck Dynasty.

(See also: BREAKING: Phil Robertson Indefinitely Suspended From ‘Duck Dynasty’ Over Comments About Gays)

Huckabee appeared on Fox likely because he has been hinting that he might run for the GOP nomination for President in 2016. But he talked about a range of things including the Duck Dynasty controversy.

At about four minutes into the conversation with host Chris Wallace, Huckabee addressed the roiling controversy bred from comments about homosexuality made by reality show family patriarch, Phil Robertson, in an interview with GQ magazine. Robertson called the act of homosexuality a sin and his comments got him fired from his A&E reality TV show.

(See also: Support Pours in for ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson)

But Huckabee wondered how everyone could be so upset. After all, Obama made similar statements only five years ago.

“There’s a new level of bullying on the part of these militant activist groups,” Huckabee said on Sunday. “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–[he] 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. Well, if that position was okay in 2008, how come it isn’t okay in 2013, or 2014?”

Quite a good point, isn’t it?

(See also: ‘We Made a Mistake’: Cracker Barrel Dumps Robertson Products Then Reverses, Puts Them Back)

Huckabee also said that he was thinking about the upcoming 2016 contest. When asked if he was going to seek the White House, he said, “It would be, frankly, dishonest to say no.”

As to what those chances of his running might be, Huckabee said that at this time it was “50-50” on whether he’d run or not.

So, what do you think of Huckabee? And his comments? Tell us below.

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