Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of
Arkansas and host of Fox News' Huckabee, on Thursday attended
a fundraiser in support of Gary Glenn's candidacy for the U.S.
Glenn is among the eight candidates
vying for the Republican nomination in Michigan to challenge Senator
Debbie Stabenow, a supporter of gay rights.
Huckabee appeared at a free noontime
rally held at the Birch Run Expo Center and at a $1,000-per-couple
reception for Glenn.
Huckabee described Glenn as “kind of
the Tim Tebow' of the Senate race, a reference to the Denver Broncos
quarterback, who is a devout Christian.
“He's a guy when he announced a lot
of people probably thought, 'OK, who is he? How far will he go?'”
Huckabee told the crowd. “But he continues to exceed the
expectations, and I believe by August you're going to see an
extraordinary change in the momentum.”
Glenn served as president of the
American Family Association of Michigan for 12 years. In that
capacity he co-authored Michigan's constitutional amendment banning
gay marriage, which was approved by voters in 2004.
Last year, Glenn told the Michigan
Messenger that he supports the criminalization of gay sex.
“The short answer to your question is
yes, we believe that states should be free to regulate and prohibit
behavior that's a violation of community standards and a proven
threat to public health and safety – including, as most of the
United States did throughout its history, homosexual behavior.”
Huckabee formally endorsed Glenn in