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Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum sign pledge calling gay parents ‘unconscionable and destructive’

Nick Duffy June 22, 2015

Republican Presidential wannabes Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum have signed a pledge that describes same-sex parents as “unconscionable and destructive” and a “threat to security”.

Ahead of the 2016 Presidential election, 12 Republican candidates have thrown their hat into the ring – Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, George Pataki, Rick Perry, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Lindsay Graham and Rick Santorum.

Most of the field are on the record opposing LGBT rights – with Carson, Cruz, Huckabee, Paul, Perry and Santorum all extreme opponents known for anti-gay comments – while nearly the entire field opposes same-sex marriage.

Two of the field, Huckabee and Santorum, have signed an anti-gay pledge authored by Texas pastor Rick Scarborough – who has threatened to set himself on fire if gay couples are allowed to marry.

The pledge states: “Conferring a moral and legal equivalency to any relationship other than marriage between a man and a woman, by legislative or judicial fiat, sends the message that children do not need a mother and a father.

“As a policy matter, such unions convey the message that mums and dads are completely irrelevant to the well-being of children.

“Such a policy statement is unconscionable and destructive. Authorizing the legal equivalency of marriage to same-sex couples undermines the fundamental rights of children and threatens their security, stability, and future.”

It continues: “A decision purporting to redefine marriage flies in the face of the Constitution and is contrary to the natural created order.

“As people of faith we pledge obedience to our Creator when the State directly conflicts with higher law. We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross this line.”

More: Anti-gay, Gay, homophobic, LGBT, marriage, mike huckabee, pledge, Republican, Rick Santorum, US

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