Former Arkansas governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee seems well aware that the Supreme Court may legalize same-sex marriage nationwide after hearing oral arguments on the contentious issue this week. But that doesn't mean he concedes that the court has the ultimate authority to decide the issue. Here's Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor, last night at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in Houston:
I respect the courts, but the Supreme Court is only that — the supreme of the courts. It is not the supreme being. It cannot overrule God. When it comes to prayer, when it comes to life, and when it comes to the sanctity of marriage, the court cannot change what God has created. [Mike Huckabee, via CNN]
Last week, Huckabee warned that America's dramatically increased support for same-sex marriage could 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.