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Rubio to Anti-Gay Group: Nation’s Morality at Risk

Sunday Nov 17, 2013
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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is a rising GOP star
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is a rising GOP star  (Source:Charlie Neibergall, AP))

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sen. Marco Rubio told an anti-gay group that the fight to protect the nation’s morality needs to be part of government debate.

Rubio was the keynote speaker at the Florida Family Policy Council’s fundraising dinner Saturday night. He told the group that the debate in Washington should not be whether issues about moral values should be debated, but which issues to debate.
Likewise, he said the debate about whether God should be allowed in school or government is ridiculous because God is everywhere and doesn’t need permission to be in either.

Rubio was well received by supporters of the group that led the effort to put a gay marriage ban in the state constitution. Before he began speaking, a guest shouted "Rubio for President.

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  • Anonymous, 2013-11-17 13:56:44

    The guest shout have shouted impeach Rubio


  • Baxcel, 2013-11-17 13:58:04

    Lol.. really Rubio... you might as well make a 48% comment while ur at it.. you an all the repubs have lost touch with the real world.. while i agreewith the craziness of god debate... hes not real to me an alot of Americans... so if youd work with the people in mind an not ur outdated guide book for the moraly stupid.. that be great...we need people who can think for themselves not use a book to get notions of whats right an wrong... an the bible is a terrable place to get your morals from


  • Anonymous, 2013-11-17 20:08:50

    God is everywhere, but the government shouldn’t be imposing religion on anyone.


  • Wayne M., 2013-11-17 20:23:01

    What Rubio is proposing is constitutional change by the back door. His ideas, if implemented will give a special status to some religious groups that follow fundamentalist religious moral and political beliefs, while discounting the views of equally or more moral people and groups who do not follow those beliefs. Incidentally, as well as supporting limitations of the rights of LGBT people, he also attacks religious rights and freedom - including the rights of those Christian and other groups who support the right of moral same sex couples to enter into a faithful and loving marriage.


  • Bob K, 2013-11-17 22:46:26

    A lousy snake


  • JaimeB, 2013-11-18 21:56:58

    The nation’s morality is at risk from right-wing Republicans and their so-called "business ethics." The shareholders have voted no confidence in chairman of the bored Boner.


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