Note to Huck: Homosexuality is not akin to bestiality

What is with conservatives and bestiality? Why do they like to talk about it so much? Specifically, why do prominent right-wing politicians keep trying to put gay people in the same category as Manimal lovers?

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Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was the prominent example of such, though not nearly the first. The latest: Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

Huck has stepped in the same goo, equating homosexuality with polygamy, pedophilia and marrying an animal. Quoth The Huckster in an interview with BeliefNet:

Well, I don’t think that’s a radical view to say we’re going to affirm marriage. I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal.

Enough already with this tar-gays-with-the-bestiality-brush bit. Huckabee's ramblings, like those of his ilk, make you wonder if it's just a talking point or if thre's some kind of projection going on here.

This hearkens back to a similar interview with Rick Santorum, forever earning himself the label "Senator Man-on-Dog." Little Ricky dropped the same kind of rhetoric, but a bit more fervent and salty. The ensuing exchange between an Associated Press reporter and Santorum may be my favorite two lines of political dialogue ever:

AP: I'm sorry, I didn't think I was going to talk about "man on dog" with a United States senator, it's sort of freaking me out.

SANTORUM: And that's sort of where we are in today's world, unfortunately.

Maybe that's where you're at, Rico, and maybe it's where Huck's at, but leave the rest of us -- the ones who think gay folks ought to have equal rights under the law -- out of it.

So, where do you go from here, Huckster? Do you backpedal from these ill-advised remarks? Or do you scramble further down the well-trod path of lunacy, until we're forced to keep making stickers like this?

Note to Huck: You can love your pet -- just don't love your pet. Wakaru?

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