In campaign news, former Republican Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee appeared on Meet the Press Sunday and was repeatedly questioned about his past writings on homosexuality. In 1998 Huckabee wrote: “It is now difficult to keep track of the vast array of publicly endorsed and institutionally supported aberrations—from homosexuality and pedophilia to sadomasochism and necrophilia.”
Huckabee defended his statement when questioned by Tim Russert.
Tim Russert : Why would you link homosexuality with sadomasochism, pedophilia and necrophilia?
Mike Huckabee: Well, what I was pointing out is all of these are deviations from what has been the traditional concept of sexual behavior and men and women having children, raising those children in the context of a, of a traditional marriage and family.
Later Tim Russert questioned Huckabee about his statement that “homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle.”
Tim Russert: But when you say aberrant or unnatural, do you believe you’re born gay or you choose to be gay?
Mike Huckabee: I don’t know whether people are born that way. People who are gay say that they’re born that way. But one thing I know, that the behavior one practices is a choice.
A leader of the group New Hampshire Veterans for Rudy has resigned from the Giuliani campaign after he called for the extermination of Muslims. John Deady made the comment in a videotaped interview with the Guardian newspaper.
John Deady, co-chair of state Veterans for Rudy: “He’s got I believe the knowledge and the judgment to attack one of the most difficult problems in current history and that is the rise of the Muslims, and make no mistake about it, this hasn’t happened for a thousand years. These people are very dedicated and they’re also very very smart in their own way. We need to keep the feet to the fire and keep pressing these people until we defeat or chase them back to their caves or in other words get rid of them.”