Huckabee talks abortion, gay marriage at Southlake conference

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Fox news commentator and politician Mike Huckabee took a not-so-subtle shot at State Sen. Wendy Davis while speaking a conference celebrating James Robison’s 50 years in the ministry at Gateway Church Thursday night.

Speaking about the fight over the recently passed abortion law by Texas legislators, Huckabee said he does not understand why people think it’s OK to have an abortion after 20 weeks.

“What’s amazing is that people are making heroes out of those who believe it is perfectly normal in the six month of pregnancy to say, ‘I don’t want this baby after all.’’’ Huckabee said.

The bill, which spurred an emotional filibuster by Davis on the Senate floor and thrust her into the national spotlight, was signed by Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday.

Huckabee also declared that the U.S. Supreme Court “has made marriage irrelevant,” through its recent decisions on gay marriage.

“I’m not here to castigate a whole group of people who believe they are attracted to someone of the same gender,” Huckabee told the crowd of 5,000 at the Southlake mega-church. “That’s not my purpose.”

Huckabee is among the featured speakers at the “Awaken Now” conference, which is celebrating Robison and his wife, Betty, for 50 years of marriage and 50 years of ministry.

Huckabee was a 21-year-old student at Fort Worth’s Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary when he worked as director of communications director for Robison.

“I truly believe God sent James Robison as a prophet for our time,” said Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor who finished second to John McCain for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.

Huckabee, Robison and other speakers called on fellow Christians of all denominations to repent of their role in contributing to what they described as America’s cultural slide into moral decline.

“We’ve had so many things in our culture that it’s hard to fathom how rapid our culture has changed and is unrecognizable from what most of us grew up with,” Huckabee said. “Hollywood isn’t to blame. We are. We’ve adopted the same goals that drive the world. We live for happiness. God tells us to live for holiness.”