On Fox News, Greta Van Susteren asked Mike Huckabee about President-elect Obama’s decision to choose pastor Rick Warren — who has a long record of anti-gay views — to give the invocation at his inauguration. Huckabee — who also has a long record of anti-gay views — came to Warren’s defense:
HUCKABEE: Well it’s ridiculous for people to be upset at Rick Warren. He is one of the most influential spiritual leaders of this generation. I have known Rick for over 30 years. We were actually in seminary together in Fort Worth, Texas, back in the mid-1970s. He is today what he has always been, and that is a humble, gracious, thoughtful, very intellectually capable person.