Mike Huckabee Is Right: A GOP Switch On Gay Marriage Will Destroy The Party

I have said this before and thankfully a Republican with some name recognition is saying it as well. Mike Huckabee is absolutely right about the danger the Republican Party faces if it embraces gay marriage. From the Christian Post:

Evangelicals will leave the Republican Party if it supports redefining marriage to include same-sex couples, Mike Huckabee said.

When asked if he believes the Republican Party will change its position and support gay marriage in a Wednesday Newsmax interview, Huckabee remarked, “They might, and if they do, they’re going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk.”

Huckabee currently hosts a Fox News show called “Huckabee.” He was formerly the governor of Arkansas and ran for president in 2008. Before he entered politics, Huckabee was a Southern Baptist pastor and a religious radio broadcaster.

“And it’s not because there’s an anti-homosexual mood, and nobody’s homophobic that I know of,” he continued, “but many of us, and I consider myself included, base our standards not on the latest Washington Post poll, but on an objective standard, not a subjective standard.”

Evangelicals comprise an important base within the Republican Party. Beginning in the late 1970s, a social movement commonly called the “Christian Right” was successful at mobilizing evangelicals to vote Republican. Before that, evangelicals were mostly Democrats or did not vote often. Today, about three out of four evangelicals vote Republican. In the 2012 election, about 78 percent of white “born-again” Christians voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to CNN exit polls…

Republican economic policy will only go so far in keeping social Conservatives around. If the GOP becomes indistinguishable from the Democrat Party on the social issues, we Evangelicals will either not vote or go a third party route. If that happens, you can kiss the GOP goodbye.

HT: Hot Air

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5 thoughts on “Mike Huckabee Is Right: A GOP Switch On Gay Marriage Will Destroy The Party

  1. Hmpf! Finally, two years later you begin to realize that a third party is the best solution. It's too late now. The supreme court is going to make it legal anyway, and then it will all be over. The GOP will support gay marraige in 2016 because the nation and changed its views on that topic just like they did with segregation and inter-racial marriage. All of this has to be great news for Hillary Clinton.

  2. I must agree with Mike Huckabee on the evangelical exodus from the Republican party. As a minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ I believe that we (evangelicals) must stand with the Word of God on this and NOT COMPROMISE THE TRUTH! I truly believe that GOD DEFINES MARRIAGE and I do not find anywhere in the Holy Writ that God condones homosexuality in any form. As a matter of fact He calls it an abomination. Now, I also agree with Mike that we are NOT opposed to those who are homosexual because as a true follower of Jesus I am called to hate the sin but love the sinner and in this case homosexuality is a chosen, sinful, lifestyle, plain and simple. I want to see people saved…coming to a knowledge of Jesus Christ as Savior, trusting Him as Savior, accepting His free gift of salvation…my calling is to serve the Father, sharing the good news of salvation to a world that is deceived and blinded by Satan.

  3. Judgment is coming and it begins in the house of God…evangelicals must decide…do we take a BOLD stand or do we fold to the pressures of the world? As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! I trust that we all follow Christ and show the world the genuine love of God the Father and not show superficial lip service. Evangelicals are called to show the lost how to avoid HELL not judge the lost and hold them in condemnation.

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