Per Marco Rubio, the hunters will be the hunted.
“We are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech,” Rubio said in an interview with CBN News published on Tuesday. “Because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater.”
Rubio added that eventually the teachings of the Catholic Church will be under attack.
“After they are done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church is hate speech and there’s a real and present danger,” Rubio continued.
Aside from the fact that throughout history the Roman Catholic Church systematized the persecution and conversion — willingly or not — of millions of people in hundreds of countries and pretty much invented the idea of “enhanced interrogation,” the current leader of the faith seems less concerned about the acceptance of gays and lesbians than Mr. Rubio. Granted, he’s not wild about it, but he isn’t making it sound like it’s the end of the world.
It also seems rather chauvinistic to think that the Catholic Church is the sole representative of mainstream Christianity. There are plenty of denominations who qualify under that rubric who not only accept marriage equality but ordain gay clergy and perform same-sex weddings.
The only real and present danger is letting Mr. Rubio convince voters that he’s the one who should be speaking for mainstream Christianity.