Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee over the weekend reiterated his disappointment at the Republican Party's reluctance to speak out against gay marriage.

Huckabee chided the GOP's muted response to the Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals in cases challenging bans in five states. The decision makes it almost certain marriage equality will become the law in 11 more states.

On Saturday's edition of Fox News' Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, author and ordained Southern Baptist minister took issue with the party's handling of the ruling.

“I wonder sometimes, do we still teach civics in school?” he rhetorically asked. “Several governors and other elected officials reacted by saying, 'Well, that's it. That's the final word.'”

“Horse apples!” Huckabee said. “The Supreme Court is not the supreme being. Yes, it's the highest court within one of the three branches of government but it isn't superior to the other two.”

“The court can certainly rule on an issue but unless the legislature passes enabling legislation and funds it and unless the executive branch signs it and enforces it, it certainly is not the law of the land.”

“The law of the land required agreement of all three branches,” he claimed.

“[T]he bigger issue is the betrayal of our Constitution and the surrender to a small group of unelected black-robed jurists who can't make law, nor enforce it. Now, if you believe that men should marry men and women should marry women, then get the people's representatives to vote for it, the chief executive to sign it, and then have the courts agree with it.”

Huckabee added that he was “utterly disgusted” with Republicans who “want to walk away from the issue of judicial supremacy just because it's politically volatile” and gave them this advice: “Grow a spine, show a modicum of knowledge about the way we govern ourselves, and lead, follow, or get the heck out of the way.”

Earlier in the week, Huckabee threatened to leave the GOP over the issue.

(Related: Reince Priebus: Gay marriage not “top-tier issue for midterms.)