Monday, May 25, 2015

Lost Huckabee And The LGBT Community: Did Huckabee's Pastoral Sermons Pack San Francisco With Disowned PWAs?

He was a Southern Baptist Preacher for God's sake!

10 years of Mike Huckabee's sermons have either been destroyed or have been spirited away to some unknown planet.

Mother Jones, December 10, 2007
Is Mike Huckabee the presidential candidate shunning Mike Huckabee the preacher? Before entering politics, he was a pastor at two Baptist churches. Now his campaign tells Mother Jones it won't make his sermons available to the media and the public.

In 1992, when Mike Huckabee was running for the U.S. Senate:
[CNN, 2007)] responding to an Associated Press questionnaire, Huckabee said steps should be taken to "isolate the carriers of this plague" during his failed run for a U.S. Senate seat from Arkansas 15 years ago.
"Now, would I say things a little differently in 2007? Probably so," Huckabee told Fox News. "But I'm not going to recant or retract from the statement that I did make because, again, the point was not saying we ought to lock people up who have HIV/AIDS."

Huckabee did not explain how individuals with HIV would have been isolated. 

Hmmm... Isolation IS a form of 'lock up" isn't it? The lepers of Molokai were not exactly "locked up." Neither was Father Damien, but he certainly could have told us about the problems of such "isolation". Where would PWAs go? A Manzanar-like reservation would need to be funded by the government, and Huckabee opposed federal funding of even the basic HIV medications. One can envision a HIV Trail of Tears leading to a patch in Death Valley, with hopes of gays dying out "because they can't reproduce" as one pastor put it. 

Since the CDC had long since declared that you couldn't get AIDS from a toilet seat, the determination with which Huckabee was willing to "isolate" other human beings may be a clue as to what was in those sermons that have yet to see light since 1992. 

Today, Huckabee goes into a "that-was-then-this-is-now" mode when addressing his stance on AIDS. He has even seemed to soften his attitude towards gays. Today, he asks for tolerance and forgiveness of the Christian Right's sins, even blaming the media for fanning the flames of discontent, as in the recent scandal involving the Duggar family. 

There will be more to come on this subject, since Presidential hopeful Huckabee cannot escape the investigation into his former policies, his coverup of sermons and his statement that the Duggar family were at the start transparent:

"He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities."


Jim Bob Duggar waited more than a year after his son, Josh, confessed to sexually molesting several female minors before contacting police, In Touch Magazine is reporting exclusively, based on information contained in the official police report.

What’s more, Jim Bob informed the elders of his church about Joshua’s actions and they waited three months before contacting authorities. The explosive new information is contained in a Springdale, Ark., police report obtained by
In Touch magazine.
 The Duggars hid the scandal from the media since 2006, even when the family knew they were going to be featured in a reality show.

Transparency. Huckabee. Right.

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