@newcivilrights @davidbadash – FL Senator Marco Rubio Attacks Supporters Of Same-Sex Marriage As ‘Intolerant’

Watch: Marco Rubio Attacks Supporters Of Same-Sex Marriage As ‘Intolerant’

Speaking at Catholic University this afternoon, Tea Party Republican Senator Marco Rubio attacked supporters of same-sex marriage as “intolerant.”

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was once heralded as the next Republican presidential candidate — one who could win. That was until the story he had told began to unravel — no, his parents did not flee Cuba because of Castro, no, he did not live in a modest working-class neighborhood — and his devastating position position supporting immigration reform enabled his former supported in the Tea Party to denounce him. Rubio’s embarrassing response to President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address was labeled as “sweaty and dry-mouthed,” after his “taking an awkward swig from a bottle of water that had been placed off-camera.”

But it’s Rubio’s beliefs and policies, embedded in his strong Catholic faith, that are the real problem.

Take his comments today, during a speech he delivered at Catholic University (CUA) this afternoon in Washington, D.C., where he appeared on stage with none other than a panel of extreme anti-gay activists, including, according to Religion News ServiceRussell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America; Richard V. Reeves, a fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution; Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project; and Sister Ann Patrick Conrad, associate professor of social work at CUA.

Nance’s CWA is as close to an anti-gay hate group as one can get. Wilcox is largely responsible for advancing the hugely-discredited Regnerus anti-gay “parenting” study.

“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,” Rubio told the audience. “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.”

Of course, that’s a fallacy. Excluding same-sex couples from the institution of marriage isn’t “pro-traditional marriage” any more than excluding women from voting is “pro-traditional voting.”

Read the rest of this article and see the video here.

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