Mike Huckabee’s right to not see gay people is being breached!

Mike Huckabee was talking on his show the other day about how all the things the anti-gay crowd had feared are starting to come true.  They feared the loss of rights for good, wholesome Christians and now it’s actually happening.

His example?  If Huckabee turns to particular channels of his own accord, he can see same-sex affection.

The very thing that many people and I know CWA was a part of this, saying, this is why the legalization of same-sex marriage is going to be a much bigger issue than just saying we let people love whoever they want to love, that’s not the issue. Will it force businesses—of course everyone will say, oh no people still have their rights, but they don’t. And every fear that people had has in fact come true, that this is being forced in textbooks on how marriage is depicted, we’re now even seeing television commercials portraying same-sex couples, that’s something I guess I didn’t expect to see anytime soon.

It’s your right to change the channel.  It’s not your right to have the entire world conform itself to avoid making you uncomfortable.  That wasn’t your right before the first gay marriage occurred in the USA, and it’s not your right now.

Seriously, what if I griped about seeing an evangelist on my flat screen to anybody old enough to make sentences?  Easy solution: change it to fucking ESPN or the Playboy channel.  Problem solved, all while not acting like you’re the king of the universe whose interests deserve to trump those of every other human being.

I wonder how that would work for me.  There are tons of churches just up the road from my parents’ house.  Wednesday night I think I’m going to walk into one at random and declare (to a bunch of people who almost certainly love Mike Huckabee) my offense at all the crosses I see down here in Bumblefuck, Arkansas.  I wonder how much the good, wholesome Christians will care about my offense.  Honestly, it will be the proper amount: zero.  And that’s exactly how much concern should be given to Mike Huckabee’s squeamishness at two loving adults of whom he does not approve holding hands.  Turn your TV to Benny Hinn, Eric Hovind, and Ray Comfort’s Power Hour of Holy Agony and Profit, have a tea, chill the fuck out, and let the rest of us watch Burn Notice.

And I think it’s particularly funny how Huck implies that textbooks, which are supposed to talk about facts, are being “forced” to talk about the fact of gay marriage.  Yeah, and physics textbooks are “forced” to talk about atoms.

  • Kahomono

    To a very small extent, Huckabee uncovers a valid point: we choose our programming, and it’s a pretty fair bet that MH never voluntarily tuned in to The New Normal. But we don’t choose what ads are interlaced into that programming… I see an awful lot more ads for ChristianMingle.com than I would ever choose to!

    • Art_Vandelay

      “Because with Jesus, you’re always having a threesome.”

      • Kahomono


        • Art_Vandelay

          Christianmingle.com ad?


          • Kahomono

            oh. hm. ok. the point being, we all see ads that offend one sensibility or another.

            I would love to see THAT problem fixed but it’s not gonna happen.

        • cripdyke

          Oops. Earlier comment misread Kahomono’s target of confusion.


      • Loqi

        Or a five-way orgy, depending on what a particular brand of christianity believes about the trinity.

  • baal

    Baal’s right to not see faux news on every bank of tv’s (gyms, bars, electronics stores etc) is being breached.

    • John H

      Yeah, WTF is with that? It’s objectively the worst cable news source for actual reporting/information (in effect – surveys consistently find FOX viewers to be the least informed), and its punditry content is categorically one-sided. Is every owner/manager of every business a Right-wing idiot (not to imply everyone on the Right is an idiot or that all idiots are Right-wing: I think both qualities are necessary to really be a big fan of FOX)?

      • Ryan Jean

        “…surveys consistently find FOX viewers to be the least informed…”

        Not quite. Surveys have actually found committed Fox News viewers to be quite well informed in general (current events, etc.). The problem is the staggering amount of things they are *mis*-informed on, and that is where they rate exceedingly high.

        As the old saying goes: it’s not what you don’t know that hurts you; it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

      • CottonBlimp

        FOX’s flashy production values and utter lack of depth make it more ideal for low-attention viewing. Roger Ailes designs the channel around whether it’s interesting with the sound off.

  • Billy Bob

    I’ve always noticed that when people like Huckabee talk about people losing rights, they are never specific about what rights are lost. Then again, the crowd he preaches to probably won’t ask.

    • Zinc Avenger

      Just another step in their campaign to invent nonsense bullshit “rights” (like “not seeing gay people” and “not being criticized”) that mysteriously violate genuine rights (like “gay peoples’ right to exist” and “free speech”).

  • Rain

    He looks very happy in the photo. So I don’t know what his problem is. Why doesn’t he ever complain about the phony faith healers.

  • Art_Vandelay

    I keep seeing this headline in the corner of my eye and thinking that you’re telling us that Mike Huckabee was right about something. It’s very disturbing.