So, here's Mike Huckabee on his support for an Arkansas ban on gay adoption:
I think this is not about trying to create statements for people who want to change the basic fundamental definitions of family...Children are not puppies. This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?
I'm just going to say this plainly: that statement is stupid and nasty.
Gay parenting is not experimental. Boatloads of happy, healthy children have been raised by gay parents. Boatloads of happy, healthy children have been raised by single mothers and single fathers. And boatloads of messed up, neglected and abused children have been raised by a mother and a father.
There is no recipe for a happy family, no simple algorithm to apply to child rearing. Outside this one: people who put the needs of their children above their own (including, not for nothing, bowing down at the altar of their own retrograde, bigoted positions on homosexuality) tend to do a pretty good job parenting.
And, Mike Huckabee, I don't care how much folksy charm you have, statements like this betray you for the mean, shallow, narrow little man you are. And I will give you the same wish I give all people like you: I hope your kids are gay and happy.