Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was none too pleased with the White House sticking its thumb in the eye of Christian Americans by bathing itself in rainbow lights following the Supreme Court’s verdict legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states.
And now he has some decorating ideas of his own.
In a wide-ranging interview on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday the former Arkansas governor and Fox News host said if he becomes president he has his own plan for adorning the White House.
“When the president lit up the White House the other night with rainbow colors, I guess that’s his prerogative,” he said. “If I become president, I just want to remind people that please don’t complain if I were to put a Nativity scene out during Christmas and say, you know, ‘If it’s my house I get to do with it what I wish despite what other people around the country may feel about it.’”
He wondered if a new form of discrimination was on the horizon thanks in part to the Roberts Court.
“Are we going to now discriminate against people of conscience, people of faith who may disagree with this ruling?” he asked. “Are they going to be forced, either out of business, like the florist, the caterers, the photographers, like the CEO of Mozilla, who was run out of his job because of a personal contribution to support a proposition in California that actually won on the ballot?”
The former governor also weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Confederate battle flag at the S.C. state capital.
“South Carolina made a proper decision and the governor is to be commended for her leadership.,” he said. “She and Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham stepped up and said if this is hurting people, if this is an offense — it’s not worth it to be so divisive.”
He also said that he thought President Obama’s eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney was impressive, but he didn’t like how it delved into the president pushing his own agenda.
“There were times when I think he strayed into more of a political agenda rather than a true eulogy,” he said. “I presided at a lot of funerals 30 years ago and before, and I never used it as an occasion to do anything other than to focus on the person and the qualities of that person who was deceased, and not to make it a time of cause.”
But everyone knows there’s no way this president can have a microphone and a captive audience and not push his political agenda.
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