by Max Brantley
Just when you're thinking how reasonable Mike Huckabee is capable of being, the other, darker Huck emerges and you remember all the reasons that his presidential candidacy, on balance, would be a very bad thing.
He goes to Michigan to raise money for Republican Senate candidate Gary Glenn, an old Huck pal.
Glenn, in his capacity as head of the American Family Association of Michigan, has been a vicious anti-gay activist, saying companies should not to hire gays on the grounds that "individuals who engage in homosexual behavior given all of its severe medical consequences [do not] constitute the best and the brightest."
Glenn has also openly advocated the criminalization of homosexuality:Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, has added his voice to a growing course of American leaders calling for the re-criminalization of homosexuality in the U.S.
In an e-mail to Michigan Messenger, here’s how Glenn responded when asked if he supported the criminalization move proposed by the Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg’s comments last week on Hardball:
“The short answer to your question is yes, we believe that states should be free to regulate and prohibit behavior that’s a violation of community standards and a proven threat to public health and safety — including, as most of the United States did throughout its history, homosexual behavior.”