Folks, Sen. Marco Rubio is known as a social conservative, so this revelation of a top campaign staffer (Rich Beeson) signing on to a Republican PRO-homosexual-“marriage” friend-of-the-court brief–for the Obergefell SCOTUS case nationalizing “gay marriage”–is a big deal.
In the next few weeks AFTAH will be reporting facts about the remaining candidates in the Republican (and Democratic) primaries. [See our report on Trump’s past radical pro-homosexual advocacy HERE.] We are non-partisan and do not endorse any candidate–nor do we refrain from pointing out pro-homosexual advocacy wherever we find it. (AFTAH does not carry water for Republicans: this writer once caught a lot of GOP flak for co-authoring a report for Concerned Women for America about President George W. Bush’s “Homosexual Agenda.”) As I have said many times, God does not make a special provision for Republican homosexualism compared to the Democratic variety.
Moreover, GOP establishment big shots are pushing the Party to ditch social issues–and include the homosexual activist “Log Cabin Republicans” in the Party’s “big tent.” As you can read below, Rubio staffers have met regularly with Log Cabin Republican staffers, and the head of CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference; 202-347-9388) just allowed Log Cabin Republicans to serve as a sponsor for next year’s gathering. The following is an excerpt from our friends at LifeSiteNews (which relies heavily on The Baptist Message, which broke the story). — Peter LaBarbera, AFTTAH
Marco Rubio’s deputy campaign manager is a gay ‘marriage’ activist
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, February 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A pivotal member of Marco Rubio’s campaign actively encouraged the Supreme Court to impose gay “marriage” on the entire nation by judicial fiat.
Senator Rubio’s deputy campaign manager, Rich Beeson, signed a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to redefine marriage in last summer’s Obergefell v. Hodges case.
The amicus curiae brief, which was signed by 300 Republican operatives whose names spill over 24 pages, argued that having the court discover a nationwide right to same-sex “marriage” served “conservative values.”
The state marriage protection amendments defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman “run afoul of our constitutional order by submitting a fundamental right to legislative or popular referendum,” it stated. However, the original intent of the Constitution did not include a right to same-sex “marriage,” as states legally prohibited homosexuality until the Supreme Court struck down anti-sodomy laws in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision.
The Rubio campaign declined LifeSiteNews’ request for comment on the story.
Beeson has had campaign difficulties on other fronts, as he was accused of punching an aide to Sen. Rand Paul in the face last fall in Michigan. No charges were filed.
This follows revelations last year that Rubio’s staff held quarterly meetings with the Log Cabin Republicans, a homosexual group that fought for gay “marriage.” Sen. Rubio reportedly did not attend those meetings, but Gregory Angelo, the group’s president, told Reuters last spring that Rubio’s staff sought to find issues they could “partner on.”
Rubio is “not as adamantly opposed to all things LGBT as some of his statements suggest,” Angelo said.
Rubio also enjoys the support of billionaire Paul Singer, whose political donations have strongly supported candidates who favor same-sex “marriage.” Singer also supports candidates who deal with the nation of Israel and immigration, two of Rubio’s signature issues.
Rubio maintained after Obergefell that, while he believes voters in each state should determine the definition of marriage for themselves, “we live in a republic and must abide by the law.”
Although Rubio has called the Obergefell decision “bad law,” he has declined to support a constitutional amendment defining marriage, saying that doing so “would be conceding that the current Constitution…needs to be fixed.”
Instead, he said, he will nominate justices who may be inclined to overturn the ruling. [see rest of LifeSiteNews article HERE]
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