Thursday, November 26, 2015

Rubio Continues to Prostitute Himself to Christofascists

Every time I begin to remotely think that Marco Rubio in the White House might be a survivable tragedy the man goes and make statements that demonstrate that he is unfit for the office and/or a tawdry political whore.  Case in point?  During an interview on Pat Robertson's delusional CBN channel, Rubio said that religious believers - translate, the American Taliban - are entitled to ignore laws that "violate their faith."  Of course, if a Muslim did what Rubio is giving Christofascists license to do, the hew and cry would be deafening.  As a gay American, I found it particularly offensive that Rubio is stoking Christofascist fantasies that the Supreme Court's same sex marriage ruling can be ignored and is not "settled law."  Right Wing Watch looks at Rubio's self-prostitution.  Here are excerpts:
In an interview today with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Sen. Marco Rubio said that the Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage equality and abortion rights in the Obergefell and Roe decisions, respectively, are “not settled law.”

The Republican presidential candidate said that states should “do everything possible within the constraints that its placed upon us” to curtail abortion rights, before insisting that government officials “ignore” Supreme Court rulings if they believe they conflict with “God’s rules.”

“We are clearly called, in the Bible, to adhere to our civil authorities, but that conflicts with also a requirement to adhere to God’s rules,” he said. “When those two come in conflict, God’s rules always win. In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally violate and sin, violate God’s law and sin, if we’re ordered to stop preaching the gospel, if we’re ordered to perform a same-sex marriage as someone presiding over it, we are called to ignore that. We cannot abide by that because government is compelling us to sin.”

Brody, unsurprisingly, took that as an endorsement as Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ stance that she could flout the Supreme Court and refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
 What a douche bag!! He is in effect, advocating anarchy where the godly folk ignore whatever laws they dislike.

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