Huckabee refuses to say if he’d extend his brand of ‘religious freedom’ to a Muslim

On the heels of an intense campaign defending Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, Mike Huckabee turned to CNN to make his case and once again showed how hypocritical his latest Christian crusade is.

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Huckabee about Charee Stanley, a Muslim flight attendant for ExpressJet who was recently fired for refusing to serve alcohol, citing her religious beliefs.

“Historically we have made accommodations for people with religious convictions,” Huckabee said when asked if he’d extend his religious freedom convictions to a Muslim.

“You’ve seen it in Michigan where they spent $25,000 providing foot baths for Muslims students,” he said, also pointing out that the U.S. gave prayer mats to prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison, along with painting arrows on the ground directing them where to face when praying towards Mecca.

Not getting an answer, Camerota pressed him again, with Huckabee replying, “I think people try to make accommodations wherever they can.”

“Sometimes maybe it can’t be done, but in this case there was no attempt to make an accommodation to Kim Davis,” he added.

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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