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Pat Robertson Raves About Rubio’s ‘Strong’ Anti-Gay Rights Rhetoric

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) sat down for an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody this week and what he had to say about gay rights left televangelist Pat Robertson very impressed.

“We are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech,” Rubio said in relation to the debate over same-sex marriage. “Because today we’ve reach a point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage, you are labeled a homophobe and a hater.”

Rubio predicted that the next logical step is labeling the teaching of Christianity “hate speech,” something he called a “real and present danger.”

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“Boy, he’s coming on strong, he’s just amazing,” Robertson said after playing a clip of the interview on The 700 Club. The host marveled at Rubio’s swift rise to power in the Senate and predicted that he could help carry the Hispanic vote in states like California and Florida if he gets the Republican presidential nomination.

“Rubio could be the Democrats’ nightmare,” Robertson concluded, echoing a sentiment put forth by some on the left in a New York Times article over the weekend. But if anything is going to drive left-leaning voters away from Rubio, it is likely this endorsement from Robertson.

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