Let’s be blunt.
If Mike Huckabee was a Muslim with the exact same positions on Homosexuality and Gay Marriage as he holds as a Christian then the same folks who demanded and forced his resignation from The Country Music Foundation after a single day would today be celebrating his appointment.
Well in fairness the world’s hatred is part of Christianity’s job description and if Mike Huckabee is hated for it he’s in good company::
If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin; but as it is they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me also hates my Father. If I had not done works among them that no one else ever did, they would not have sin; but as it is, they have seen and hated both me and my Father. John 15:18-24
In an age of Christian persecution you find out who really believes pretty fast.