Mike Huckabee Compares Acceptance of Toeivah Marriage to Asking a Jew to Serve ‘Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp’



Likely Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said on Sunday that expecting Christians to accept toeivah marriage is “like asking someone who’s Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli.”

“We don’t want to do that,” he continued, during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union. “I mean, we’re not going to do that. Or like asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him, or to have dogs in his backyard. We’re so sensitive to make sure we don’t offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can’t have the convictions that they’ve had for 2,000 years.”

The former Arkansas governor made the comments in defense of an excerpt from his new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, in which he says he has friends and associates who live a toeivah lifestyle. Huckabee called it a “lifestyle” choice, as is drinking alcohol and using profanities. He told CNN’s Dana Bash that he remains friends with people who “have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle.”

“I don’t shut people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view,” he said. “I don’t drink alcohol, but gosh – a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don’t use profanity, but believe me, I’ve got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera – it’s not my cup of tea.”

Huckabee explained there is no chance he will ever support toeivah marriage, saying it was not just a political issue but also a biblical one.

“And as a biblical issue – unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it’s really not my place to say, OK, I’m just going to evolve,” he said.

The Algemeiner Journal

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  1. I hope he will win for president!
    This is what American people need.
    This will keep America strong and this will make it a safer environment for our children!!!

  2. Certain so called ‘Orthodox Jews’, from Modern Orthodox to Chasidim, who have been embarrassed to stand strong against toeivah, and have gone along with the liberal push to normalize it (chas vesholem), should learn from him to stand strong and stick to the proper attitude about it, al pi Torah.

  3. Mike Huckabee is the ONLY choice for a Ben Torah to vote for. Its a shame that Mittens hindered Mike’s chances when he ran in 08. And all this nonsense coming out of the left, that Mike will try to proslitize the Jews, is total nonsense. Its only the left wing media, who hates all G-d fearing humans, to make such outrageous statements. If Mike is serious and runs, he will win the Republican nomination. The stupid spineless RINO’s are done.

  4. It doesn’t make sense to not only tolerate but to also promote a lifestyle, which if adopted by all, would result in the extinction of the species.

  5. He gets my vote, hands down. He is the only Republican (besides Rick Santorum) who has not been wishy washy on his stand on against toaiva. This shows he has moral backbone and will make a great moral leader of the free world, something we’ve been lacking for many years. I truly hope he runs.

  6. He gets my vote… if only I were able to vote in USA.

    America, the reason you exist is because of the normal marriage!

    How nebech are you to slowly shut down the world???

    WELL SAID!!!!
    It doesn’t make sense to not only tolerate but to also promote a lifestyle, which if adopted by all, would result in the extinction of the species.