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Mike Huckabee Talks About His Gay Friends

The likely presidential candidate says he doesn't “chuck people out” of his life for having different viewpoints.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Mike Huckabee says that the fact someone is gay isn't a deal-breaker for his friendship with them, but that his Christian views on same-sex marriage won't change.

Appearing on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, the former governor of Arkansas and likely 2016 presidential candidate discussed a passage in his book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, in which he writes about having gay friends and hiring gay staff members. “People can be my friends who have lifestyles that aren’t necessarily my lifestyle,” he said. “I don't chuck people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view. I don't drink alcohol, but, gosh, a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do.”