Monday, December 07, 2015

Rubio wants to reverse Obama's pro-LGBT executive orders

Marco Rubio

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio seems to think that he is running for "Christian-in-chief" rather than "Commander-in-chief."  From The Washington Blade:

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has pledged to reverse President Obama’s executive order barring anti-LGBT workplace discrimination among federal contractors, saying faith-based businesses are “being compelled to sin by government in their business conduct.” Rubio made the remarks during Thanksgiving week in the same interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network in which he said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage is “not settled law.” The media outlet didn’t publish the portion of the interview in which Rubio talked about Obama’s order until Saturday.

 . . . The U.S. senator from Florida said the U.S. government must not requite organizations “motivated by their faith or organized around their faith from having to violate the tenants of their faith, and that includes government contractors.” “There are many government contractors and small companies who provide services to the government who are faith-based people, and they are, they are being compelled to sin by government in their business conduct,” Rubio said. “That is not something we should be supporting.”

Rubio's comments underscores just how far this ridiculous argument regarding "religious liberty" has under gone.  Sacrificing fairness for the sake of religion puts us back in the dark ages.

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