Huckabee Feuds With Jersey College Paper
Ex-governor says views on gay marriage were 'grossly distorted'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2010 5:37 AM CDT
Mike Huckabee speaks at a news conference in Little Rock, Ark.    (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

(Newser) – It's no Jersey Shore, but Mike Huckabee is facing down a bunch of New Jersey college kids whose student newspaper he says "sensationalized" his thoughts on gay marriage. The former governor, in an interview with the College of New Jersey's Perspective, said that not every group's needs should be accommodated, drawing parallels between gay marriage and drug use, polygamy, and incest, as well as calling gay activists "disingenuous."

"Who gives you the right to say that a polygamist is not just as right in his argument as is the person who wants same sex" marriage? Huckabee asked. He later took issue with the way his remarks had been reported and fired off a statement claiming his views had been "grossly distorted," and that the student he spoke to "hopefully will find a career other than journalism," ABC reports.