Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday told a conservative crowd in Iowa that he's not anti-gay.

“I'm not against anybody. I'm really not. I'm not a hater. I'm not homophobic,” Huckabee told an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition audience. “I honestly don't care what people do personally in their individual lives.”

“But … when people say, 'Why don't you just kind of get on the right side of history?' I said, 'You've got to understand, this for me is not about the right side or the wrong side of history, this is the right side of the Bible. And unless God rewrites it, edits it, sends it down with his signature on it, it's not my book to change.' Folks, that's why I stand where I stand,” he added.

The 58-year-old Huckabee, a conservative celebrity with his own Fox News show and the winner of the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses, is considering another bid for the White House.

In 2012, he called on supporters to rally behind Chick-fil-A after its CEO, Dan Cathy, was criticized for saying that marriage equality is “inviting God's judgment on our nation.” Cathy recently said that he would no longer speak on the issue, angering some social conservatives who accused him of “selling out.”

(Related: Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy has “sold out” gay marriage foes, Peter LaBarbera claims.)