Florida Senator Marco Rubio tied
himself into a pretzel answering whether being gay is a sin.
In an interview with POLITICO's Mike
Allen, Rubio, a Republican, asserted that he doesn't judge sinners.
“Well, I can tell you what faith
teaches and faith teaches that [homosexuality is a sin]. And that's
what the Bible teaches and that's what faith teaches. But it also
teaches that there area bunch of other sins that are no less. For
example, it teaches that lying is a sin. It teaches that
disrespecting your parents is a sin. It teaches that stealing is a
sin. It teaches that coveting your neighbor and what your neighbor
has is a sin. So there isn't a person in this room that isn't guilty
of sin. So, I don't go around pointing fingers in that regard. I'm
responsible for my salvation and I'm responsible for my family's, and
for inculcating in my family what our faith teaches, and they'll
become adults and decide how they want to apply that in life. As a
policy maker, I could just tell you that I'm informed by my faith.
And my faith informs me in who I am as a person – but not as a way
to pass judgment on people.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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Rubio was among the social
conservatives tapped by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)
to record robocalls
calling on voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington state to vote
against ballot initiatives legalizing gay marriage. He recently
told men's fashion glossy GQ that
he does not believe Republicans should abandon social issues.