Mike Huckabee had this to say about gay parents a couple of weeks ago:

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"I believe that we're in denial about potential problems as we see more and more homosexual couples raising families. Essentially, these are experiments to see how well children will fare in such same-sex households. It will be years before we know whether or not [these] little guinea pigs turn out to be good at marriage and parenthood."

The New York Times today on a horrifying crime in Texas:

The police investigation began shortly after Thanksgiving, when an elementary school student alerted a teacher to a lurid cellphone video that included one of her classmates. The video led the police to an abandoned trailer, more evidence and, eventually, to a roundup over the last month of 18 young men and teenage boys on charges of participating in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in the abandoned trailer home, the authorities said. Five suspects are students at Cleveland High School, including two members of the basketball team. Another is the 21-year-old son of a school board member.

Is it fair to ask if any of the little guinea pigs alleged to have participated in this horrifying crime had gay parents?* Or were these rape-y little guinea pigs raised by straight parents?

I'm not saying that gay parents are perfect or that are our kids are perfect. Far from it. But Mike Huckabee insists that the jury will remain out on gay parents until we know how our kids turn out. And since it wouldn't be fair to kids to let gay people adopt or raise them until we know how kids fare in same-sex households—which is something we won't know until those kids are fully grown—gay people shouldn't be allowed to adopt or raise our own biological children. Not until the jury comes in... which the jury can't do until the kids we aren't being allowed to raise are fully grown. So, basically, gay people can't have kids.

See how that prejudice works?

We actually do know how kids with gay parents turn out—lots of cites and data here—but Mike ignores the data with a clear conscience and a spotless soul because the Commandment that forbids bearing false witness against your neighbors doesn't apply to your gay neighbors.

We're just going to have trust Mike on this. He is a Baptist minister after all.

* No, I don't think it's a fair question.

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