Appearing in MSNBC’s Morning Joe this Wednesday, Mike Huckabee found himself on the receiving end of some powerful logic via hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, regarding the GOP candidate and former Baptist minister’s support of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.
“You and I both know — and I say this as a divorced man — that Jesus focused a lot more on lust, focused a lot more on the poor, focused a lot more on clothing the naked, visiting people in jail, taking care of the hopeless than he did on homosexuality,” Scarborough started out. “In fact, he never mentioned homosexuality.”
“There was no push for same-sex marriage when Jesus was teaching,” Huckabee replied.
Things got muddled when Scarborough demanded Huckabee clarify whether he opposes same-sex marriage on religious or legal grounds.
“I believe it’s a constitutional abomination but because of my faith I believe I have a responsibility to stand with those who are being persecuted not only for their faith, but for following the law, especially those who are being beaten up by the heavy hand of the judicial branch of government and put in jail,” Huckabee said.
“Would you support a clerk who would not give Kim Davis a third or a fourth marriage license?” Brzezinski chimed in, referring Davis’s four marriages.
Huckabee gave a rather lame attempt at a dodge, saying he didn’t “follow” the question.
“There’s a difference between marriage between a man and a woman and a marriage between two men or two women,” Huckabee said.
Watch the exchange below, via MSNBC: