Marco Rubio has gotten his Grand Old Panties in a twist because folks call him a bigot because of his religious belief that The Gays should not be allowed marriage rights, or kept free from discrimination; well, that’s not entirely true. He’s not called a bigot because of his faith; he’s called a bigot because he wants to impose his faith, and his beliefs on the entire country.
But, I guess because some folks call him a bigot and a hater, Marco has decided to double down on his faith-based homophobia by trying to reverse last year’s marriage equality ruling if he’s elected president. In fact, he’s formed a Marriage & Family Advisory Board devoted to “rebuilding a vibrant culture of marriage and family.”
That’s GOP-speak for denying The Gays the right to marry.
In announcing Rubio's new Marriage & Family Advisory Board, Eric Teetsel, Rubio’s Director of Faith Outreach — seriously? Faith outreach in a political campaign? — chose to attack same-sex marriage:
“The Supreme Court’s decisions in Windsor and Obergefell are only the most recent example of our failure as a society to understand what marriage is and why it matters. For decades, we have taken for granted the unique and necessary contributions of moms and dads in the lives of their children, from lax divorce laws to marriage penalties in the tax code and the failure of husbands and wives to live up to their marriage vows. Marco understands the many causes of family breakdown and the consequences. He has pulled together a board of experts who understand the same and have devoted themselves to rebuilding a vibrant culture of marriage and family."
And so, to get all up in the marriage business, and deciding who can and cannot marry, and who can and cannot divorce, Rubio has recruited some of the most anti-gay activists out there, like Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow at the Hate Group, the Family Research Council, and Ryan T. Anderson — who advocates conversion therapy and says being gay is like being an alcoholic or a pedophile — a Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation.
But the best part of all of this is that Marco Rubio, who has never done a thing for the LGBT community, says he does not discriminate against us:
"It's not about discrimination. It is about the definition of a very specific, traditional, and age-old institution."
Marco should read up on marriage and realize how much it has changed in the last two thousand years, in the last fifty-five years, before he calls it some age-old institution. And he should understand that when you try to change the laws to erase the legal marriages of hundreds of thousands of people just because you don’t like their sexual orientation, then you are discriminating.
He can say it however he wants, and he can say it over and over and over and over and over again, but he’s a bigot and a hater who wants to rule this country based on his faith.
And that ain’t America.