AFTER the announcement of openly-gay official Eric Fanning as President Barack Obama’s choice for the Secretary of Army, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has accused the president on Facebook for trying to “appeasing America’s homosexuals”.
On his Facebook page, Huckabee wrote: “It’s clear President Obama is more interested in appeasing America’s homosexuals than honoring America’s heroes.
“Veterans suicide is out-of-control and military readiness is dangerously low, yet Obama is so obsessed with pandering to liberal interest groups he’s nominated an openly-gay civilian to run the Army.
“Homosexuality is not a job qualification. The US military is designed to keep Americans safe and complete combat missions, not conduct social experiments.”
Other Republican presidential hopefuls have avoided the topic of LGBT rights, but Huckabee has consistently made anti-LGBT views a part of his presidential campaign.
This month, he appeared on stage alongside controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis as she walked out of jail. Davis was prisoned for five days after a federal judge for her in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses in her Rowan County office.
H/T Washington Blade