Mike Huckabee says gays won't stop 'until there are no more churches'

Sat. April 4, 2015 8:36 AM by OnTopMag.com

Former Arkansas Governor and possible presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Thursday said that the Left had manufactured controversies surrounding so-called religious freedom bills in Arkansas and Indiana.

Governors in both states on Thursday signed revised versions of the bills after business leaders and gay rights advocates voiced opposition to the measures. Critics said that the law's broad language might be used by businesses to refuse service to gay men and lesbians. 

(Related: Indiana, Arkansas governors sign revised "religious freedom" bills.)

Huckabee called the controversy a "phony crisis" during an appearance on FRC's Washington Week radio program.

"It's been manufactured by the Left, just as was the war on women," Huckabee said. "There was no war on women. The Left has gotten very good on creating a crisis, something to divide the country, something to create this sense in which 'we've got to go after these conservatives because they are trying to trample over our rights.'"

"Where will it stop?" FRC President Tony Perkins asked.

"It won't stop until there are no more churches," Huckabee answered, "until there are no more people who are spreading the Gospel. And I'm talking now about the unabridged, unapologetic Gospel that is really God's truth."

Elsewhere on the program, Huckabee had to walk back a comment that Christian conservatives would never boycott a business after Perkins stated that he was planning to boycott Walmart over its opposition to Arkansas' bill.

(Related: Walmart asks Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto anti-gay bill.)

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