Mike Huckabee, former Baptist pastor and current presidential candidate, talked about the threats coming from the transgender community. The politician has been a favorite of social conservatives because of his positions on issues like gay marriage. It seems like that won't change in the 2016 race.
Huckabee started talking about the transgender community after accusing the government of trying to restrain religious freedom unfairly. As an example of America's dangerous secularization, he alluded to this threat.
"For those who do not think that we are under threat, simply recognize that the fact that we are now in city after city watching ordinances say that your 7-year-old daughter, if she goes into the restroom cannot be offended and you can't be offended if she's greeted there by a 42-year-old man who feels more like a woman than he does a man."The quotes came from a speech Mike Huckabee gave at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, in February. According to CNN, the video was recently uploaded on Youtube (to see the full speech click here).
Still, Huckabee's bit about playing transgender to get into intimate quarters with women ended with a joke, according to the Hill.
"Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that when it came time to take showers in PE. I'm pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, 'Coach, I think I'd rather shower with the girls today.' You're laughing because it sounds so ridiculous doesn't it?"Mike Huckabee might see transgender people, or at least people pretending to be transgender, as a threat, but when it comes to at least one cisgender man who has admitted to molestation, he has a more sympathetic tone.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Huckabee chided the media for its "insensitive bloodthirst" after news broke that Josh Duggar, star of 19 Kids and Counting, admitted to molesting five girls, including his sisters, when he was 14 to 15 years old.
Mike Huckabee explained on Facebook that the family has already dealt with Duggar's actions, and even the victims wanted the matter to be left in the past.
"No one needs to defend Josh's actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family's authenticity and humility."In his Nashville speech, Mike Huckabee also went in-depth on the war against ISIS, blasting the government's response and praising Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He described Netanyahu as a "Winston Churchill" in a world full of "Neville Chamberlain" leaders.
Mike Huckabee described ISIS as an existential threat of unspeakable violence, explaining that even the Nazis were ashamed of their atrocities, but ISIS broadcasts them proudly.
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