Mike Huckabee and NOM President Brian
Brown believe opponents of gay marriage face discrimination.
In an appearance on Huckabee's radio
show broadcasting from the Republican National Convention taking
place in Tampa, Brown explained that opponents of gay nuptials are
being unfairly vilified in the town square.
Brown stated that legalizing such
unions affects everyone, not only gay people.
“Well this is the myth of the idea
that same-sex marriage is a live and let live idea. It really isn't.
When you change the definition of marriage, it doesn't just affect
the two folks down the street. It affects everyone. It changes the
public definition of marriage. It changes what is taught in the
schools. We've seen this in Massachusetts and California, [where]
kids as young as kindergarten taught that their parents are bigots
because they believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman,”
“The irony of what you've just
described is that it is the application of discriminating against a
group in the name of fighting discrimination,” Huckabee said.
After noting several items in the news
such as protests against fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A, Brown added:
“This has to stop. It shouldn't be accepted on our side. We
should have a civil debate. Hatred, violence of any kind, we all
need to condemn.” (The audio is embedded on this page. Visit
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