Marco Rubio Says Homosexuality Is a Sin

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In the latest example of Marco Rubio giving confusing answers to basic questions that try to straddle the line between strict Bible bumpin' and sane, the Florida senator says that his faith informs him that homosexuality is a sin. Though, he went on to clarify that lots of things are sins.

"Faith teaches that it is," Rubio replied when asked by The Tampa Bay Times as to whether he thinks homosexuality is a sin. "That's what the Bible teaches, and that's what faith teaches. But it also teaches that there are a 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 or what your neighbor has is a sin. So there isn't a person in this room that isn't guilty of sin. I don't go around pointing fingers in that regard ... As a policy maker, I can just tell you I'm informed by my faith and my faith informs who I am as a person but not as a way to pass judgment on people."

Let's get the parsing out of the way. Not all faiths teaches homosexuality is a sin, and not all interpretations of the Bible are necessarily so cut and dry on homosexuality.

The answer is vague in the same way his now infamous answer was to the question of how old he thinks the earth is.

In the same interview however, Rubio tried to explain his non-stance on the Earth's age.

"I believe that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and I think scientific advances have given us insight into when he did it and how he did it," Rubio said. "But I still believe God did it. And I think that's how I've been able to recognize that and I think that's consistent with the teachings of my church. But other people have a deeper conflict."

Rubio also remained vague when it came to another topic: his political future.

"As I approach 2016 (I need to decide) do I want to continue that in the Senate, is there some other opportunity out there, or do I want to return to the private sector and give someone else a shot."

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39 comments
krs0
krs0

If he knew 9 more things, he would be an idiot.

Lourdes Diaz
Lourdes Diaz

The more Rubio talks, the more he shows himself to be the colossal idiot that he is. He is wasting his time and ours by running for president. The only reason he has become a national political celebrity is his ethnicity. Republicans are against quotas and Affirmative Action, unless its them doing it.

jeanpierresnpbl
jeanpierresnpbl

Marco Rubio is one of the biggest liars in the GOP. He told everyone his parents were refugees from Castro-Not-his parents left Cuba long before Castro.He doesn't want evolution taught in science classes. He wanted Florida to be the only state that does not allow gays to adopt children even when no one else will adopt them. Both of these policies are popular with his tea party but hurt children a lot.He goes to both Catholic and Baptist services his 2 big voter blocs and claims to follow both, which is not possible.We don't need more lies.

Christian Fabian Robotti
Christian Fabian Robotti

Juan- disinformation doesn't necessarily have to be written by the messenger but a messenger none-the-less created the ball rolling.

milezero
milezero

Marco Rubio, the republican party's best and brightest.

Michael Wayne Cole
Michael Wayne Cole

I swear I thought it said, "Marco Rubio is hiding his homosexuality." Ja. Ja.

Alina M Lopez Marin
Alina M Lopez Marin

Adios, I am afraid that we may find him in a bathroom with a minor in the future. These holier than thou men are not to be trusted.

Jean-Pierre Zuniga
Jean-Pierre Zuniga

why would you want the possibility of people dying or getting really sick because of a post amaurys perez? are you not well?

dsm2009
dsm2009

marco is in the closet and needs to come out!

he even looks and acts gay all day.

always talkin trash about obama. get in the ring and see who will win BOY!

Josh Everage
Josh Everage

Christians are fucking morons. Being gay is a sin yet you're not supposed to eat shellfish either. When I see these white trash idiots at long john silvers protesting, I MIGHT give them an ounce of credibility.

Fred
Fred

He should go to the private sector. Politicians need to separate church and state. If Rubio's religion is so big in his life that it interferes with decisions he is making on behalf of country, he needs to do something where his religious beliefs don't affect people's lives. Mr. Rubio, let the real leaders lead.  

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

People who accuse or hate others of being gay are often covering up their own latent homosexuality 

Michael Landsberg
Michael Landsberg

Ignorant failure of a small minded man. He doesn't subscribe to the concept of man made climate change either. Some people just don't learn.

Christian Fabian Robotti
Christian Fabian Robotti

New Times, I'm tired of your rhetoric. And any one of you all who don't know how to extract information. He never said, "he." Rubio was quoting what religion states. Faith teaches that it is," Rubio replied when asked by The Tampa Bay Times as to whether he thinks homosexuality is a sin. "That's what the Bible teaches, and that's what faith teaches. But it also teaches that there are a 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 or what your neighbor has is a sin. So there isn't a person in this room that isn't guilty of sin. I don't go around pointing fingers in that regard ... As a policy maker, I can just tell you I'm informed by my faith and my faith informs who I am as a person but not as a way to pass judgment on people."

Seán Schauseil
Seán Schauseil

He probably wants to close Joe Stone Crabs too!!!www.godhatesshrimp.com

Kristofer Jesus Castellar
Kristofer Jesus Castellar

Homosexuality is a sin? What about I sacrifice your whole family to Satan, and bathe in their blood instead?

July Julz
July Julz

He Obviously was rejected by a fine man. Smdh

Mike Evans
Mike Evans

Already proving to be unelectable when it comes to having a chance at the White House.

Elliot C Boose
Elliot C Boose

Marco very said that you think like that man. I already did not like you because you are a Latino who chose to be Republican....now you have proven you are religiously brainwashed and discriminate against a great majority of the population. Your progress will be stunted until you change.

Elsa Jimenez
Elsa Jimenez

I doubt white America will allow a Rubio to be president lol

Sono Mataumo
Sono Mataumo

we'll see what he says in a few years... when they find him comiendo plátano maduro in the oval office, for he is the perfect candidate for that felizllatio, not so much for preSINdente

D.f. Basora
D.f. Basora

The day I live my life by the words of Marco Rubio is the day I kill myself. Who the fuck really cares what this dipshit has to say?

Felix Cheshire Thompson
Felix Cheshire Thompson

Your personal beliefs are fine so long as your remember Separation of Church and State and legislate accordingly.

Picasso Esp
Picasso Esp

I don't think his answer were confusing at all the were pretty clear cut to me and i agree to what he is saying..

Ezekiel Angulo
Ezekiel Angulo

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State." - Thomas Jefferson

Elsa Jimenez
Elsa Jimenez

Fuck you Rubio. I wonder what the bible says about politicians

krs0
krs0

@Elsa Jimenez "white America" isn't a factor...there aren't enough crazy Americans to elect the dirtbag.

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