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Ark. Gov Huckabee: gays shouldn't be foster parents

I’m very disappointed that the court seems more interested in what’s good for gay couples than what’s good for children needing foster care.–

— Governor of Arkansas (and Baptist minister) Mike Huckabee, cruising for The GOP Base votes for ’08

These are not surprising words coming out of Huckabee’s mouth, after all he attended the April “high-energy, two-day Christian boot camp” Reclaiming America for Christ conference in Fort Lauderdale to stir up the faithful.

Now he’s hopping mad that gays can now be foster parents in his state and wants it reversed pronto.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday he hopes the Legislature considers reimposing a ban on gay foster parents, struck down a day earlier by the state Supreme Court.

The state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court decision that threw out a ban on gays and lesbians serving as foster parents.Four people sued after the policy was put in effect in 1999. The state Child Welfare Board dropped the policy after losing a court fight in 2004. Arkansas Health and Human Services spokeswoman Julie Munsell said the four who successfully challenged the policy have not applied to be foster parents.

Thursday’s court ruling left open the possibility that legislators could enact a ban by law or possibly give a state board authority to do so.

This is the same knobend who said “We’ve seen our country go from ‘Leave It to Beaver’ to ‘Beavis and Butt-head,’ from Barney Fife to Barney Frank.”

Huckabee’s also a big proponent of covenant marriage, instituting it in Arkansas. Too bad his fellow “Christians” aren’t taking advantage of it.

Although Arkansas has one of the nation’s highest divorce rate at 6.5 per 1,000 population, the number of Arkansas couples signing up for a covenant marriage is very small. The national average for divorce in the U.S. is 4.2 per 1,000 population.

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