Jon Stewart obliterates Mike Hucakbee’s position on gay marriage
Jon Stewart masterfully used Mike Huckabee’s own words to make a broader point. He used the Bible to show the hypocrisy of those that oppose gay marriage.
He first played a clip to lay the groundwork of Mike Huckabee’s general intolerance and ‘head in the sand’ stance. Huckabee called women who use the f-bomb trashy after implying that women in the South and Midwest do not do that. Fox News Megyn Kelly called him out on that last week in no uncertain terms.
Jon Stewart then wondered aloud about southern belle Paula Dean frequent use of ‘bad words’, the N-word. Stewart then showed a clip of Huckabee’s “I have a gay friend so I am not intolerant” defense. Huckabee implies it is biblical why he must be intolerant of gay marriage. “Unless I get a new version of the scriptures,” Mike Huckabee said. “It is really not my place to say OK I am just going to evolve.”
Jon Stewart made minced meat out of that argument. He used the following Bible passages to show the hypocrisy of the evangelicals. If they want to be literally biblical, there is much for them to ponder.
Leviticus 19:19: “‘Keep my decrees. “‘Do not mate different kinds of animals. “‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. “‘Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.
Leviticus 19:27: “‘Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.
Leviticus 19:20: “When a person has sexual relations with a woman servant who is engaged to another man, but she has not been completely redeemed nor has her freedom been granted to her, there is to be an inquiry, but they won’t be put to death, since she has not been freed.
Leviticus 21:13: “The woman he marries must be a virgin.”
Many used the Bible or their religious books to selectively discriminate in order to get their way. While Jon Stewart applied this skit to gay marriage, it is much deeper than that.
Republicans use their doctrine of conservatism, low taxes and no regulation as an ideological hammer to maintain a class system. Democrats use their doctrine of liberalism to profess a higher moral attitude. The rigid adherence to political ideology is no different than Huckabee’s willful intolerance.