This seems desperate. Is Marco Rubio running for pope or the presidency? Christianity is at risk from gay marriage? Marco Rubio could have had one card to play that others in the radical right Republican party didn’t have, and that was a sense of moderation. Now, he has trumped that with a brand of over-the-top intolerance that has wiped out his opportunity.
His first drawback was from being a professional politician without any other significant experience. He hasn’t invented anything. He hasn’t managed a large enterprise as a CEO. He hasn’t passed immigration reform legislation. He has not accomplished a thing. So why should he be considered a super qualified presidential candidate?
Like so many others on the list, his credentials are incomplete. As long as he rests in public office, his relevant experience and opportunity to improve his credentials fade. Republicans like him, Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum, don’t get it. America does not need another professional politician in the highest office. They are rejects.
Now, Rublio demonstrates his extreme bigotry and bias against gays and lesbians with an attack on legalizing gay marriage. Hey, I don’t even like the idea of commingling “marriage,” a religious term, as the gateway to shared benefits and equality. I like civil unions as a requirement with marriage as an option to anyone who wants icing on the cake.
A sharp lawyer could make the argument and lead a compromise change by which marriage is left in the church and the church is left out of government as it should be. But, Rubio didn’t do that did he?
“Marco Rubio: Legalized gay marriage is ‘a real and present danger’ to the survival of Christianity
26 MAY 2015 AT 15:47 ET
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio suggested in a recent interview that the push to legalize same-sex marriage represented a threat to the survival of Christianity.
In a profile published on Tuesday, CBN’s David Brody pointed out that Rubio’s “deep faith drives public policy on social issues like traditional marriage.”
“If you think about it, we are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech,” Rubio explained to Brody. “Because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater.”
“So what’s the next step after that?” the Florida senator continued. “After they are done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church is hate speech.”