In comments flagged by BuzzFeed this Tuesday, Mike Huckabee warned a rapt audience about the growing acceptance of transgender people in America.
The video, first published by the right wing conspiracy site World Net Daily, shows Huckabee returning to a favorite talking point from evangelical Christians, claiming that children are under threat from trans people:
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.
Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman 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?