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.”
“And there’s a real and present danger.”
But when it came to his own personal life, Rubio said that he realized how precious his family was when he saw his son drowning.
“I walk outside and I turn to the left and Dominick is floating at the top face down,” he recalled. “And you can just imagine how horrifying that was. And so I jumped in, I pulled him out. He immediately started crying. Obviously, he threw up all the water he had swallowed and everything was fine.”
“One day I will no longer be in politics, one day I will no longer be a senator or anything else. But I will always be a father and I will always be a husband,” Rubio noted.
As for the presidential election, Rubio said that it was up to God — and the voters.
“My view is you go out and do the very best you can and ultimately it’s going to turn out the way voters and God decide,” he declared.
Watch the video below from CBN.
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."