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