Mike Huckabee Says “I Speak Jesus”

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, has announced today he will run in the 2016 presidential campaign. He has frequently spoken on social issues in the past, among which include LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.

Mike Huckabee rallied Hispanic evangelical supporters together to combat the potential legalization of same-sex marriage. He said he “respect[s] the courts, but the Supreme Court is only that – the supreme of the courts. It is not the Supreme Being. It cannot overrule God. When it comes to prayer, when it comes to life, and when it comes to the sanctity of marriage, the court cannot change what God has created.”

According to recent polls by Washington Post, support for same-sex marriage has been dramatically rising, something Huckabee has certainly noticed according to his past warnings. He believes that legalizing and supporting same-sex marriage may potentially lead towards Christianity’s criminalization, enforcing “criminal charges” on those religious Americans who fight to prevent same-sex marriage. In case you wondered how legalizing same-sex would criminalize anything, they are fighting to be able to discriminate against LGBT, refusing them employment, housing and services.

At the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, only days before his 2016 presidential bid announcement on Tuesday, he made this speech. He won the Iowa caucuses in 2008’s presidential election primarily due to Christian conservative support, and has won the support of many minorities according to the 1998 vote for Arkansas’ governor, according to the president of the NHCLC, Reverend Samuel Rodriguez. The exit polls shows that he had won 48% of the African-American vote during that first election. When he spoke, he made an aside toward Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, as he shared his background with his working hard, undereducated father and ties to religion. He said that “I do not come to you tonight with the ability to speak Spanish. But I do speak a common language: I speak Jesus.”


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