Tonight my junior senator, Marco Rubio, keynoted an event for an anti-gay hate group, Florida Family Policy Council. FFPC is perhaps best known for its leader, John Stemberger, who formed the Christian-only, gay-free Boys Scouts alternative. In 2008, this group was behind a successful Florida constitutional amendment initiative that banned marriage equality. Among Rubio’s remarks:
The moral well-being of our nation is
our business. It’s everybody’s business … The debate we
should be having isn’t whether or not we have a right to talk about
values and morals in the public square, the debate we should be having
instead is which values and morals our nation should focus on.
The American Dream cannot be saved unless our people have the values they need for success … They cannot be taught by government, and they will not be taught by the tornado of entertainment content and media messaging swirling around our children every day.
We hear about keeping God out of our
schools, keeping God out of our politics, keeping God out of other
people’s lives … This is a ridiculous debate, because God
is everywhere at every time.
Videos shown before and after Rubio spoke
showed John Stemberger, speaking against gay marriage,
gay scout masters and allowing people who have had sex changes to teach
The very fact that Rubio would pander to people like this is disgraceful. Presumably Rubio is running for VP on the 2016 ticket. Exactly what qualifies him remains unexplained.