Mike Huckabee has rejected comedian Jon
Stewart's assertion that the Biblical model of marriage is polygamy.
The 57-year-old Huckabee appeared on
Stewart's Daily Show faux news program to pitch his new book
Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's thoughts on Faith,
Family and the Things That Matter Most.
Stewart played a Huckabee-narrated ad
in which the former governor turned Fox News host warned Christians
that they would be “tested” if they did not oppose abortion and
gay marriage at the ballot box. The ad included imagery of a
blacksmith putting metal in a forge.
“Are you saying that if you vote for
the Democrats, you're going to Hell?” Stewart asked.
“No!” Huckabee responded.
“It sure looked like Hell,” Stewart
Huckabee insisted that the ad simply
reminded Christians that their works would be put to the test of
“But you narrowed your works to two
things: pro life or anti-gay marriage,” Stewart noted.
“I'm not anti-gay marriage,”
Huckabee asserted. “There's a difference between anti something
and if you're for something.”
“What are you for?”
“I'm for the idea that marriage is
that which is a Biblical model ...”
“The Biblical model is polygamy,”
“No, Jon. The Biblical model: Adam
and Eve. Polygamy came much later than that and later was
“So the people in the Bible redefined
[marriage]?” Stewart asked.
the entire segment at Comedy Central.)