The former 2008 presidential candidate says he is OK with “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick fil A”
Mike Huckabee, Arkansas’ former governor and outspoken social conservative, led support for Wednesday’s Chick-fil-A “appreciation day,” now the 2008 presidential candidate has said he is OK with gay-rights activists organizing a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday.
Mike Huckabee garnered support for Wednesday’s Chick-fil-A “appreciation day” after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy pronounced his company “guilty as charged” in support of the biblical definition of marriage.
This announcement sparked heated debates across the country from topics ranging from gay-rights, the first ammendment and the correlation between business and politics.
In providing support for Chick-fil-A appreciation day, Mike Huckabee posted to his Facebook page, “Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse.”
Now that Chick-fil-A “appreciation day” has come and gone, Mike Huckabee is speaking out about gay-rights activists’ plan for a Chick-fil-A “kiss-in” on Friday.
The Republican appeared Thursday on Fox and Friends and was asked his opinion of the “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick fil A.”
“Probably I won’t be there for that,” said Mike Huckabee. “But so what? That’s America. As long as they’re orderly, as long as they don’t disrupt the flow of customers and traffic – if they believe that will help their cause, to put people of the same sex kissing each other in a public place in front of families, if they believe that will encourage people to be more sympathetic, then. you know, more power to them.
“In America, I believe people have a right to do things that I might not agree with,” Huckabee continued. “What I don’t want to do is shut down the voices of Christians because they don’t like those voices.”