What are Mike Huckabee’s chances of making it into the White House? Rather slim I assume, so you cannot blame him for trying to stir up some controversy and get into the Newspapers.
It’s one thing to make headlines but something completely different to make yourself look like a complete idiot, cause idiocy in politics is so what the world needs, forget Bush and his famous made-up words.
Huckabee indicated in a recent interview with GQ that gay marriage would bring the end of civilization upon us. Even though he doesn’t say anything about being clearly against gay marriages… supporting traditional marriage is excluding alternative lifestyles / gay and lesbian marriages.
GQ: Is the strategy shifting because social conservatives are losing on those core issues? Ten years ago, it would have been unimaginable to have gay marriage even in liberal Massachusetts. Now it’s there.
Huckabee: I donâ€™t think the issueâ€™s about being against gay marriage. Itâ€™s about being for traditional marriage and articulating the reason thatâ€™s important. You have to have a basic family structure. Thereâ€™s never been a civilization that has rewritten what marriage and family means and survived. So there is a sense in which, you know, itâ€™s one thing to say if people want to live a different way, thatâ€™s their business. But when you want to redefine what family means or what marriage means, then thatâ€™s an issue that should require some serious and significant debate in the public square.
If what he said was true, we would be extinguished by now. Cultures and societies around the world have in the past and are still rewriting marriage laws and become (more) sympathetic and accepting to all kinds of marriage and family meaning. Also laws and traditions constantly change so how can you dismiss all variations of human relationships in awe of that supposed “perfect” idea of man & woman and that’s supposed and has to be applied to each and every individual alive? Reality looks different. It’s not gay or lesbians getting married that would lead to our demise. One just have to turn on the tv and tune in at prime time to watch some reality show with hardly any morals or value. Or take divorce rates for example, you can hardly blame homosexuals for wrecked marriages.
Huckabee isn’t the first to make such kinds of statements and he won’t be the last. Rather than holding on to one idea of “how it should be”, we should embrace alternatives that work equally well or dare I say, even better for a lot of people.
I believe the truth is, we have to keep on rethinking, changing and reshaping conditions cause it’s not the civilization who does so but the one who doesn’t that will fail in the end.
Sometimes I wonder how we can possibly call ourselves “civilised”, we pick on different cultures and religions, yet some of us won’t under no circumstance acknowledge gay unities.