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Mike Huckabee: America is 'moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity'

Former Arkansas governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee warned yesterday that America's dramatically increased support for same-sex marriage may well lead "toward the criminalization of Christianity" and an America in which "criminal charges" could be brought against religious Americans who fight against same-sex marriage.

I think it’s fair to say that Christian convictions are under attack as never before. Not just in our lifetime, but ever before in the history of this great republic. We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity. [Huckabee]

The comments came on a phone call with conservative pastors organized by the Family Research Council. You can listen to the audio, obtained by Right Wing Watch, below. (Though fair warning — the quality is marred by a very-frequent series of beeps.) —Ben Frumin