Mike Huckabee: As a Christian, I Can’t Just ‘Evolve’ on Gay Marriage

Former Arkansas governor and recently retired Fox News host Mike Huckabee said he hasn’t changed his personal convictions against same-sex marriage, but added there is room in the party’s big tent for those who do support it.

Appearing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Huckabee said he has many gay friends, and he has no problem getting along with them.

“The very fact that I talk about the relationships I have with friends who are gay indicate that I’m not a person who shuts out everyone around me who disagrees with me,” he said.

His most interesting conversations are with people he doesn’t agree with, Huckabee said.

But he said he draws the line with people who try to shut down businesses that refuse to make wedding cakes or flower arrangements for same-sex weddings because of religious beliefs, he said.

“They don’t want to argue with me, maybe take a different point of view. They want to close someone’s business down, put them really in an economic position of disenfranchisement,” he said.