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  • Marco Rubio's Top 10 Anti-Gay Statements

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) hasn’t wavered from, and isn’t at all shy about his conservative religious beliefs. Below are some of his worst anti-gay comments. Now that's he's announced he will be running, will Sen. Rubio make a lot more of these comments during his primary campaign?

     

    1. Marco Rubio explicitly doesn't believe in same-sex marriage.

    “I do not believe there is a U.S. Constitutional right to same sex marriage,” he said.  “The trend that I will not accept, however, is the growing attitude that belief in traditional marriage equates to bigotry and hatred. Just as California has a right to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples, Florida has a right to define it as one man and one woman.”

    2. He thinks that people who don’t support traditional marriage are intolerant.

    “I promise you even before this speech is over I’ll be attacked as a hater or a bigot or someone who is anti-gay. This intolerance in the name of tolerance is hypocrisy. Support for the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay, it is pro-traditional marriage,” he said. “Today there is a growing intolerance on this issue, intolerance for those who continue to support traditional marriage.”

    3. He supported Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

    “The flip side is, should a photographer be punished for refusing to do a wedding that their faith teaches them is not one that is valid in the eyes of God?” he said. “Here you’re talking about the definition of an institution, not the value of a single human being. That’s the difference between the civil rights movement and the marriage equality movement.”

    4. And he supported Arizona’s version of the bill in 2013.

    “I don`t believe that gay Americans should be denied services at a restaurant or hotel or anything of that nature,” he said. “I also don`t believe however that a caterer or photographer should be punished by the state for refusing to provide services for a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs. We’ve got to figure out a way to protect that, as well.”

    5. Rubio claims that he’s a huge proponent of immigration reform, but wouldn’t let his immigration bill go forward if it had an amendment that stated that same-sex married couples would be treated the same way as all married couples.

    “If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done," he said

    6. He told the Florida Family Policy Council, the group that led the petition to put a same-sex marriage ban on Florida’s ballot, that government should regulate Americans’ morality.

    “The moral well-being of our nation is our business. It's everybody's business,” he said.

    7. He thinks that children can only live in families with a father and a mother, because that’s what the Bible says.

    "In terms of the Bible’s interpretation of marriage, what our faith teaches is pretty straightforward. There’s not much debate about that. The debate is about what society should tolerate, and what society should allow our laws to be,” he said. “I believe marriage is a unique and specific institution that is the result of thousands of years of wisdom, which concluded that the ideal — not the only way but certainly the ideal — situation to raise children to become productive and healthy humans is in a home with a father and mother married to each other.

    8. And he called expanding Florida’s foster care program to same-sex couples a “social experiment.”

    “Some of these kids are the most disadvantaged in the state,’ he said. "They shouldn’t be forced to be a part of a social experiment."

    9. He supports DOMA.

    “I want to thank Speaker Boehner and the House Republican leadership for taking action to defend this critical law that was enacted by a bipartisan majority in Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton,” he said in a press release. “It is unfortunate that President Obama decided to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act."

    10. And he, not surprisingly, does not support ENDA.

     “I’m not for any special protections based on orientation,” he said.

     

    See our complete directory of 2016 GOP Candidates – Positions and Comments on LGBT Issues 

     

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    • commented 2015-12-31 18:59:17 -0500
      According to the Rules of Reincarnation which many cultures believe, our sex, sexuality, challenges, all are chosen before we are “born” into the Experience of Life in the Human Condition on the Planet Earth. Ha! Further … Every miserable Homosexual in this life, made Homosexuals miserable in the last. Karma is in no hurry. I’m a very Happy Homo! Rubio won’t know what hit him! Cheers!

    • commented 2015-12-31 18:50:47 -0500
      It is clear, from a scientific standpoint, that gay is a result of genetics, just as hetero sexual. Therefore that makes Rubio a racist, like we didn’t know that from the beginning.

    • commented 2015-12-31 17:46:10 -0500
      @brian Martenis “If you look to The Bible for guidance, he is quite right.”

      He is free to follow that in his personal life but NOT as a politician and lawmaker. He has no business being in office if he cannot separate his religious beliefs from his duties to his constituents. Period.

    • commented 2015-12-30 23:15:22 -0500
      If you look to The Bible for guidance, he is quite right. I follow Jesus who told me to not Judge and treat everyone as I wish to be treated. There are No Exceptions. Cheers!

    • commented 2015-12-30 21:37:05 -0500
      Even if I ignore the whole question of gay marriage which is a social problem, I really take issue with the last point which snuck in. What does sexual orientation have to do with your ability to do a job.. As far as photographers and bakers who refuse gay weddings, that is their prerogative, and they should be required to advertise this fact, Loss of customers may result because of this choice that has been freely made.

    • commented 2015-04-23 14:48:42 -0400
      Blah blah blah. Keep thinking its a joke you Nazi filth. You can joins the anti-gay "mother’ who killed her 4yo boy, Zachary Dutro, in a cage like the rabid animal you are.

    • commented 2015-04-23 14:26:47 -0400
      Oh no…not that!

    • commented 2015-04-23 13:16:05 -0400
      Haha ok. Refuse to heed the warning Herr Rosenthal, you Nazi savage filth. You anti-gay savages will stop attacking and harming our families or will be forced to do the same to yours. That is not a joke. It is bonafide promise.

    • commented 2015-04-23 13:02:22 -0400
      Haha ok luck with that Ronnie

    • commented 2015-04-23 13:00:49 -0400
      @adam! your comments come from an angry and hate-filled man, that’s a sin against the seven deadly sins. Christ didn’t go around pointing out sins. you are a bigot and hypocrite. you have an agenda that that been carried through the ages : adultery, abortion — slaughter of the innocents, immodesty — exposure of the breasts/nipple and private parts, porn, sex and children born out of wedlock — bastards they are called, yet you practicing those. i haven’t heard you stand up and rise against that. man’s sins’ are between his/her God — not you, not one’s neighbor, not one’s community, therefore, you have put yourself into the position as a God, also the sin of pride. i must therefore be worshiping the wrong God as ye are perfect. i ask a question. WTF does gay marriage have actually, personally do with you? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. you won’t even know or see them. you’ll still have your marriage — and it ISN’T redefined. will your world end as you know it? will you not be able to get up out of bed and function anymore in life? i doubt it. the only agenda is equality. you argue two men can’t procreate. no one said they couldn’t. you are correct, but give us the babies that you fuck your women with and give up for adoption or abortion. maybe gays do have a place in society to take c/o the responsibility straights do not.

    • commented 2015-04-23 12:59:13 -0400
      Take you prayers and shove it up your a$$ . They do nothing to protect homeless LGBT kids and teens.

      You better stop attacking and harming our families or will return the favor to yours. That is class A f@$king promise you worthless piece of dross.


    • commented 2015-04-23 12:50:08 -0400
      -_-lol ok bro if that’s what you honestly believe people like Rubio are doing go ahead and believe that. You might want to reread my comments because that’s not what I indicated. But I’ll leave you with this, you must be really fucking depressed or something cause no one that is mentally stable speaks about people like that. Like Adam I will pray for you buddy

    • commented 2015-04-23 12:38:58 -0400
      Hahaha @anti-gay filth

    • commented 2015-04-23 12:37:43 -0400
      Nobody is entitled to a point of view on MY life, any and all aspects of it, but me. MYOB.

    • commented 2015-04-23 12:35:54 -0400
      The saddest thing is when anti-gay trash do not realize that they are worthless trash. They are ONLY worth insults, names, and the lowest firm of communication because they are the lowest form of human existence. Monkeys are more civilized than they are. They have NO heart.

    • commented 2015-04-23 12:29:39 -0400
      Hahaha @adam

    • commented 2015-04-23 12:29:02 -0400
      Lol I for the life of me will never understand how people can seriously think it’s okay to impose their belief system on everyone and also expect it to always go in their favor..like I said the minute you disagree you get attacked.. Whether your gay or not I don’t give a shit, what I do care about is respecting the fact that everyone is entitled to their point of view. Bashing and disrespecting a presidential candidate for his beliefs (that do not line up to yours) is an exercise in futility.

    • commented 2015-04-23 12:28:35 -0400
      I take it back. The saddest thing is when the brainwashed don’t realize they’re brainwashed.
      Here’s how you know the gay agenda folks have no basis for their beliefs: when confronted, they can only hurl insults, call names and steep to the lowest form of communication filled with obscenities. They know in their hearts they are wrong but they want their depravity so bad they will try desperately to humiliate anyone who stands in their way (lawsuits, forcing people out of business, verbal insults, etc.)
      It’s all good though. Just prayed for you, Ronnie!

    • commented 2015-04-23 12:09:09 -0400
      There is NO “gay agenda”. That is a term made up by the mentally unstable, shit for brains, minds of ignorant savages continuing the work of anti-gay barbarian Nazi filth Heinrich Himmler.

      Marco Rubio is a anti-LGBT piece of barbaric filth, and that is a also a proven fact. He refused to protect LGBT children and teens and for that more will be forced to live on the streets as well as be raped, tortured, beaten, and/or killed.

      Your unsolicited Himmler inspired opinion is trash, just like you.

      There will be NO tolerance of intolerant hate-filled, trashy, anti-LGBT savagery.

    • commented 2015-04-23 12:05:44 -0400
      There is NO “gay agenda”. That is a term made up by the mentally unstable, shit for brains, minds of ignorant savages continuing the work of anti-gay barbarian Nazi filth Heinrich Himmler.

      Goth, jock, preppy, country, bohemian, Christian (pro-gay and anti-gay) are lifestyles choices. Gay is not. I was born gay.

      “Sin” is human made bullshit by fascist parasites to control others against their free will.

      Your human made "God: can suck my big fat c@(k. Adam DickApolis fate is Heinrich Himmler’s fate. An unmarked grave for a piece of mentally diseased non-human trash that that was nothing in life and will be nothing death

    • commented 2015-04-23 11:42:40 -0400
      And there is a gay agenda, If you do not see this you are CLEARLY delusional.

    • commented 2015-04-23 11:41:10 -0400
      Ronnie: its unfortunate but people like you are the reason why many are not changing their views towards gay rights. people like you want everyone to change their own traditional beliefs to accommodate to your own. why should we accommodate to the LBGT communities beliefs when in many cases they do not even have the decency to respect that not everyone thinks the same way as them? The second we have a different opinion we are labeled gay bashers other unnecessary insults that do nothing to help your cause. In order for this sort of community to have a chance at grabbing conservatives people like you need to stop because you are literally making the situation worse for yourself.

    • commented 2015-04-23 11:38:58 -0400
      Ha ha! You really are hilarious.
      I don’t know what’s sadder…the fact that you believe half the crap you write…or the fact that you’ve been so brainwashed that you take the time to write it.
      There is a gay agenda, my friend. And you are the product of it. Despite the fact that there’s NOT ONE SINGLE SHRED OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that homosexuality is anything but a lifestyle choice, you’ve been brainwashed to believe otherwise. Why? Because you can’t live with your guilt. But if you don’t have a choice, then you don’t need to feel guilty, do you? That, dear Ronnie, is the gay agenda. “Tell them that they don’t have a choice and they’re so desperate to believe it that they will. And once they believe it, they’ll demand ‘rights’ to go along with their lifestyle choice.”
      Homosexuality is a sin.
      Homosexuality is a choice.
      You’re just choosing to live a sinful lifestyle. I know, I know, that makes you sound bad. So instead you’ll tell people you were “born that way” But the truth is, you weren’t born gay. You just chose to give in to sinful choices as you grew older. Nothing more.
      But it’s not too late. Repent of your sin. Ask God to forgive you. Ask him for strength to help you overcome your selfish, unnatural, immoral desires…and He will give you strength to resist the temptation.

    • commented 2015-04-23 11:28:23 -0400
      There is NO “gay agenda”. That is a term made up by the mentally unstable, shit for brains, minds of ignorant savages continuing the work of anti-gay barbarian Nazi filth Heinrich Himmler.

    • commented 2015-04-23 11:05:32 -0400
      Exactly Michael. This reporter not only has done a poor job of being objective, it’s obvious she has not intent to be.. Slanted reporting, whether it’s to the left or to the right, is still trash journalism. And that’s exactly what this piece is. Rachel Witkin has chosen to be a mouthpiece for the gay agenda, as opposed to being a journalist. Which is fine, be a mouthpiece. Just don’t call yourself a journalist.

    • commented 2015-04-23 10:43:18 -0400
      The IDEAL scenario for a child is at least one parent who will love, protect and provide for him or her unconditionally – If children have two parents, what is in between their parents legs is irrelevant which is a FACT. Properly educated, civilized, SANE human beings know, understand and accept that.

      Marco Rubio is a anti-LGBT piece of barbaric filth, and that is a also a proven fact. He refused to protect LGBT children and teens and for that more will be forced to live on the streets as well as be raped, tortured, beaten, and/or killed.

      There will be NO tolerance of intolerant hate-filled, trashy, anti-LGBT savagery.

    • commented 2015-04-23 09:48:58 -0400
      I have NEVER posted a comment in an article but after reading this i couldn’t stay quiet. This article is such bullshit and is ONLY designed to completely twist Marco Rubio’s words to make him appear anti gay when he is just against certain gay rights. Any one with a decent form of intellect can infer this. Ex: He never once said children can only live in families with a father and mother. He said it is the most IDEAL scenario for a child which is a fact. This writer has proven to be completely intolerant of those who are not supporting gay rights. No matter where someone stands on the matter, twisting someone’s words in order to make a someone appear how you want to them to be is childish and a writer as such should have never been given the platform to do so.

    • commented 2015-04-18 12:26:40 -0400
      he does not have a ‘strong’ presence nor voice!

    • commented 2015-04-18 12:24:50 -0400
      Cute face but no brains. And WAY behind the curve on civil rights. issues.

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