Marco Rubio Asserts Christians ‘Must Abandon Spirit of Judgment’ Toward Homosexuals

Rubio ss-compressedORLANDO, Fla. — Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who is currently running for re-election in the Senate, told evangelicals on Friday that to love their homosexual neighbor, they “must abandon a spirit of judgment.”

Rubio, a Roman Catholic, made his remarks on Friday during an event hosted by the Rediscovering God in America Renewal Project in Orlando. He reiterated his belief that marriage should only be defined as the union of a man and a woman, but said that Christians shouldn’t be so hard on those who identify as homosexual.

“To love our neighbors in the LGBT community, we should recognize that even as we stand firm in the belief that marriage is the union between one man and one woman, there are those in that community and in same-sex relationships whose love for one another is real, and who feel angry and humiliated that the law did not recognize their relationship as a marriage,” Rubio said.

“To love our neighbors, we must recognize that many have experienced sometimes severe condemnation and judgment from some Christians,” he continued. “They have heard some say that the reason God will bring condemnation on America is because of them. As if somehow, God was willing to put up with adultery and gluttony, and greed and pride, but now, this is the last straw.”

Rubio said that loving homosexuals means to stop judging them.

“To love our neighbors, we must abandon a spirit of judgment. Do not judge or you will be judged. For in the same way you judge others you will be judged. And with a measure you use it will be used to measure you. And we should remember not to ignore the plank in our own eye,” he stated, citing text from Matthew 7.

“I want to be clear with you: Abandoning judgment and loving our LGBT neighbors is not a betrayal of what the Bible teaches. It is a fulfillment of it,” Rubio declared. “Jesus showed us that we do not have to endorse what people do in order to accept them for who they are—children of a loving and a merciful God.”

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He pointed to how Jesus pardoned the woman caught in adultery, and said that some homosexuals “deeply desire to come to Christ, but they do not because they fear they will be shunned and rejected by some.”

“If any of us, myself included, in any way, have ever made anyone feel that Christianity wants nothing to do with them, then I believe deeply that we have failed deeply to represent our Lord Jesus Christ who time and again went out of his way to reach out to the marginalized and to the forgotten of his time,” Rubio said.

But others have stated that while Christians should certainly not be demeaning toward homosexuals, it is not love to leave a person in their sin. Love is sharing the gospel with the lost and helping to turn them from darkness to light.

“We don’t have to be unkind to them or hateful or smearing—I don’t think that’s the right approach—but we do have to be steadfast in our doctrine and in our belief when it comes to their practice,” Dr. Paul Michael Raymond, pastor of Reformed Bible Church and professor at New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy in Appomattox, Virginia told Christian News Network in a separate report.

“We out-and-out say, ‘No, I’m sorry, this is against God’s law and I pray that you see the error of your ways,’ but we cannot have real intimate fellowship with [them] or tolerate sin,’” he said.

“What is love? How is it defined?” Raymond asked. “If you really love me, you will not let me continue in a path of destruction. You will do everything within your power to keep me out of the evil way.”

He provided an example of love between a parent and a child.

“If I have a child, and that child is getting ready to run out into traffic, I am going to do everything within my power to protect that child,” Raymond said.


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  • Leahh

    Marco Rubio ignores the Bible to try to be politically correct. He is speaking to ignorant sheep not Christians. Love people not sin.
    Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

  • Harry Oh!

    Spoken like a true politician. What about those who think homosexuality is pathological? Are they suppose to refrain from using common sense and rational thinking? All because the LGBT crowd has become so loud and powerful that everyone is scared to death of them?

    • [email protected]

      People who think homosexuality is pathological are supposed to listen to the professional field and the evidence on the subject which all says that no, homosexuality is not pathological. If they still want to make the case that it is a pathology they should be prepared to make that case using the definition of a pathology and showing how gay people meet that definition. simply saying “i think it is a pathology” is not enough to make that a valid belief that others must listen to or accept.

      • Harry Oh!

        If the ‘professionals’ told you that you should fly your aircraft into a ship (kamikaze) because it was honorable or that the world was flat or that Jews should be exterminated, would you buy those lies as well? The gullible, mindless masses, who can’t think for themselves have always allowed people in power to manipulate them. Thanks for unwittingly proving my point.

    • Robert

      Does it matter why the sin or the fact only Jesus can take it away. Sinful . Flesh gives birth to sinful flesh.
      ADAM SIN IS PASSED along through US human FATHERS Jesus the second adam who makes every thing right again ifor us his pergect life and innocent feath in our stead is the only person who Father is not human .and is also perfect.

  • Amos Moses

    3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
    3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
    3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
    3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

  • Amos Moses

    4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
    4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
    4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
    4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
    4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

  • Scott Davenport

    Just as I don’t support a person that thinks if perfectly fine to murder, I don’t support a homo that won’t get medical help…..

  • Scott Davenport

    God said not to keep company with those who willfully commit sin….and these weirdo’s pretend to enjoy it, while inside they’re miserable as hell. No need to judge, logic says that they are illogical…. 🙂

    • [email protected]

      So how can someone willfully commit sin if they do not see the thing in question to be a sin? saying that someone is willfully committing sin requires that the person know that what they are doing is wrong but then decide that they do not care becasue they want to do it and so are going to do it anyway.

      And secondly no, gay people are not pretending to enjoy same sex partners nor are we miserable inside over being gay. gay people are more likely to face rejection from family or friends and that can make people sad but it is because of that, not caused by the homosexuality itself.

      • Robert

        Paul said he knew what was sin because the bible told him what sin is. GOD not only wants us to read the bible to learm about our sins but even . More importantly how much God loves us in Jesus and what he has done about our sins. SO FROM ONE Sinner to another you and me some day will die because of our sins me more likly first since im older than you i have more moutains of sins done than you..yet God loves us both so much he has done domething wonderful about that to why not read about it in the Bible..what about jesus that website can also help answer your question with appropriate bible passages. ..

  • Becky

    This coming from a man who believes that the pompous pope is God on earth.

    • Robert

      I never heard Rubio say such as that. I don’t know what he believes about Rome’s bishop. .he may not believe that teaching..

  • Bertha Warren

    Thank you Amos, he forgot Book of Genesis, God personally came down and announce judgement on Sodom and tell Abraham his wife will have son He promise. We are to love LGBT and also, tell them about the wrath of God. And repent of their sin. God is in to producing. Same sex relation can not produce children, for Kingdom God.

  • Robert

    I think Rubio is talking about the Von PLatt/ focus on family Baptist branch of christian evangelicals. Yet the article does not say who he is talking about..

  • Robert

    Amos Moses posted 4:1 perhaps that is what Rubio is saying God judges those out side the church christians are only to judge those in the Christian church. Stop judging those outside of the Christian church as if they were in it.. instead they need to hear what Jesus did about their sin on the cross .And let that do its work on their heart. Jesus foes talk about how christians are to judge those in the church .
    .

    • Amos Moses

      Those outside the church need to hear the gospel and that includes the law ………. if they feel “judged” that is just Christs law convicting them of their breaking his law ……..

      • Robert

        I think Rubio is talking about those using only law to beat the heads in of homosexuals. Using law Over and over again. Just makes people hate Gd as the bible says. The law kills it does not being life

        • Becky

          God’s law is there for those who are living under the law…they need to know it. Paul tells us in Romans 7:7,12, 13, “What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, ‘You shall not covet.’ Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good. Has then what is good become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.”

          God’s law shows us our sins (Romans 3:20), so we might, by God’s grace, be convicted and repent. It’s sin that will kill…not God’s law, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23.

        • Amos Moses

          The law is Christs law ….. His words do not return void ….. if the homosexual “feels” their heads beaten in …… that is conviction ….. and their “feelings” are of no consequence ……. the judge may feel sorry for the criminal ….. but the criminal is still a criminal …… it is not up to the judge to soften the words of the law to make the criminal “feel” better about himself ………..

        • harold

          Big baloney sandwich!

          • Robert

            You can buy one of them down at the local deli Harold.cost about 5 or 6 dollars now days.. years agp farmers use to tease each other by calling the other farmers bull just gopd for baloney.. your lucky day no charge for sandwhich advice or farmer story Harold.

  • Sharon Billington

    As believers, we are to be bridges to God’s love for others. The truth is that God has already judged, and it is unfortunate that these folks have chosen to live outside Godly parameters. God loves all, but God does not love how all choose to live their lives. There are spiritual consequences for right and wrong choices, and I pray that God leads all of us (we are all sinners) to make needed changes so that our lives fit within His parameters.

  • Robert

    It is none of my business to judge those that are not in the church.1 Corinthians 5:12,13

    • Amos Moses

      We are to preach the gospel, in season and out of season with all long suffering and doctrine …… the law is part of the gospel ….. it is not judging to tell people they are breaking the law …..

      “The first duty of the gospel preacher is to declare God’s Law and show the nature of sin. Why? Because it will act as a schoolmaster and bring him to everlasting life which is in Jesus Christ”. – Martn Luther

      “I do not believe that any man can preach the gospel who does not preach the Law. The Law is the needle, and you cannot draw the silken thread of the gospel through a man’s heart unless you first send the needle of the Law to make way for it. If men do not understand the Law, they will not feel they are sinners. And if they are not consciously sinners, they will never value the sin offering. There is no healing a man till the Law has wounded him, no making him alive till the Law has slain him”. – Charles Spurgeon

      “We are certainly under the same obligation as they were; for there cannot be a doubt that the claim of absolute perfection which God made for His Law is perpetually in force”. – John Calvin

    • harold

      By their fruits you will know them!

  • Reason2012

    Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who is currently running for re-election in the Senate, told evangelicals on Friday that to love their homosexual neighbor, they “must abandon a spirit of judgment.”

    If someone admits they rob banks, it’s not “judging them” to remind them how that’s breaking the law and that if they do not stop they will eventually be facing consequences for it. That’s instead being a friend. It would be evil to instead tell a lie that robbing banks is now just fine and the law really doesn’t say it’s a bad thing anymore.

    “I want to be clear with you: Abandoning judgment and loving our LGBT neighbors is not a betrayal of what the Bible teaches. It is a fulfillment of it,” Rubio declared. “Jesus showed us that we do not have to endorse what people do in order to accept them for who they are—children of a loving and a merciful God.”

    “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
    1 John 2:3-4

    God makes it clear those who live in unrepentant, willful sin are not “children of God”.

    He pointed to how Jesus pardoned the woman caught in adultery, and said that some homosexuals “deeply desire to come to Christ, but they do not because they fear they will be shunned and rejected by some.”

    Here’s what he ignores about what God said to the woman caught in adultery:
    “She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”
    John 8:11

    He didn’t say “Go and keep sinning, because I / God am a loving and merciful God”.

    To teach others this lie (about any sin, really, not just homosexual behavior) is the real sin and is the real evil and those who deceived others to end up in_hell because they believed this lie will have their_blood on their hands.

    “If any of us, myself included, in any way, have ever made anyone feel that Christianity wants nothing to do with them, then I believe deeply that we have failed deeply to represent our Lord Jesus Christ who time and again went out of his way to reach out to the marginalized and to the forgotten of his time,” Rubio said.

    He reached out to the marginalized to call them to repentance, not call them to keep sinning and don’t worry about it, because God will just overlook their refusal to stop sinning.

    This is what happens when we get our doctrine from a denomination instead of from God / His Word instead.

    “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
    Matthew 4:4

    God commands us to read His Word daily, just like we live by food daily.

    “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
    2 Timothy 2:15

    God commands us to study His Word daily, rightly understanding it.

    These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”</b
    Acts 17:11

    God commands us to search His Word to verify what others tell you that they’re really what God says.

    • Robert

      It’s not the job given the royal priest hood to become preachers of law of God to the world. Our job is to declare the praises of Jesus who called us out of a sinful world into his wonderful light. Now if some one in the world ask us about this loving God we have we certainly can go into specifics about what the bible says sin is and what Jesus did about those sins. How he took the punishment of them on himself and how that truth changes what we now want to do.

      • Reason2012

        It’s not the job given the royal priest hood to become preachers of law of God to the heathen world

        Hello. Jesus says otherwise.

        “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”
        Mark 16:15-16

        So we are preaching God’s truth even to those who will ultimately be_damned. We don’t know who will be saved or not – that’s God’s part. We preach to every creature and leave the rest to God.

        • Robert

          the royal priest hood supports evangelical work ..as it is written God as given some to be pastors some to be teachers and some to be evangelists.. yes there part of the royal priest hood to but they have specific jobs..Let me put it this way so you understand .. how many African or Asian countries have you PREACHED IN OR baptized people .
          if you think that’s your job? none? more than likely ” yet by your offerings the royal priest hood supports the one given by God to do what you said.

  • Clae Brewer

    When Jesus justified the woman caught in the act of adultery and made everyone face their own sin, His next words were ” sin no more” to the woman.

    • Robert

      He said where are those who condemn you (because they had all left in shame. Then Jesus said to this vile law breaker some thing astonishing. ..
      He said he did not condemn her .then he said Go and sin no more’

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        She never demanded her sins to be acknowledged as something normal like Western hedonists do.

        • Robert

          Beating some one over the head with Gods law is not ever going to make them like Gods laws or make them want to follow them ..scripture tells us that. This is not my opinion. It’s God’s truth.spoken of by the bible..

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Western Sodomites are threatening the Christians. When will you wake up? The Western culture promotes immorality too much and criminalizes morality too much. They should stay virgin before marriage and have children of their own and remain in the single marriage for lifetime, to get a life. Godless secular nations will die off from childlessness as they wish. A reality. God cannot be mocked. Sodom inherits not a thing. Warning should be given as it is; children’s life is at stake.

          • Robert

            A Evil life lived does no real permanent harm except to itself Martin Luther of course learned that from God’s word.. so there is not much of a threat to us at all if God be for us..

    • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

      Jesus DID NOT justify the woman caught in adultery, He simply deferred
      judgement. In fact He said “go and sin no more” which means He did
      acknowledge she was guilty. He did not say “I forgive you” but rather
      “Neither do I condemn you” [to death]. To “justify” is to be declared in the right, not guilty. The Law requires 2 or 3 witnesses. When the others all left, she could not be condemned to death under the Law, hence Jesus did not nullify the Law but upheld it in this matter.

      • Robert

        Justification the most important teaching of the whole bible.the teaching that God has forgiven the whole world for the sake of his Son who died a bloody death for only a few? No acording to the Bible … Jesus died for all people The whole world. Did God accept this bloody payment BY JESUS for all. peoplel is Jesus grave empty or NOT ?. AND DOES GOD FORCE PEOPLE TO BE WITH JESUS IN HEAVEN IF THEY DON’T WANT THAT
        OF COURSE NOT. There is that other place .

      • Chet

        While I’m sure Christ’s forgiveness was enveloped in his admonition to go and sin no more, I must admit, never have I seen this passage explained so aptly. Praise the Lord for your insight…

      • Clae Brewer

        If you play on the symantics in a technical such as ‘justified’ fine. But she was forgiven. Sin can be brought to justice but not justified I agree, but why approach a topic with the intent to be right rather than share? It’s dialog brother mere dialog. I USED the word ‘justify to highlight the GRACE and it’s implications. Sometimes we miss the point for the sensation to make others look wrong. GRACE constitutes Gods choice to FORGIVE sinners when they dont deserve it as it is UNMERITED.

        • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

          1) The woman never asked to be forgiven.
          2) Jesus never said, “I forgive you”.
          3) The encounter was about the Pharisees attempting to entrap Christ, not about forgiveness.
          4) To be justified is to be right with God. That requires that God regenerates you and gives you the gift of saving faith which results in justification.
          5) The words “Go and sin no more” are a demand for repentance and faith, both of which precede justification. So Jesus did not forgive her at that time.
          In other words, you misunderstood this event. It’s not about grace nor forgiveness. It’s about sin, the sin of the Pharisees and the sin of the adulteress. And it’s about Christ having come to save rather than condemn.

          • Clae Brewer

            You said the woman never ask forgiveness, but Jesus said in John 8:11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” And there my friend is all the reason we can ascertain the story as one of forgiveness. BECAUSE THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION. Not saying your interpretation is wrong, but you are monopolizing all aspects of how this can be read. If Jesus chooses not to condemn you it’s a good chance there is forgiveness administered from Him to the offender. There was no DEMAND for repentance either, but the suggestive aspiration to live righteously by faith and obedience. In all that said when Jesus advocated her from being punished, she was justified, by the grace of Christ.

    • Ja_cob

      As in the days of the androgynes and chimeras before the first Adam and heterogeneity, so will it be in the days before the return of the last Adam?

      • Clae Brewer

        Two words, ‘seek help’. Huh?

        • Ja_cob

          One word, “repent.”

  • ComeOnPeople!

    The problem is that people don’t read their bibles. The church can judge what is right or wrong, they just will not be the final judge. Everyone will stand before the final judge and be held accountable for transgressions of HIS laws if they have not turned away from them. The blood of Yeshua remits sin yet GOD does not forgive willful sins. A sin that you refuse to turn away from is a willful sin. To warn people that one day they will be judged by a righteous judge is not hating them but loving them. Many will come before HIM saying they were Christians and did great things in HIS name & HE will say to those who refused to repent and turn back to HIM and HIS ways…. depart from me ye workers of iniquity ( Lawlessness) I never knew you. Loving others is caring enough to show them the truth even if it makes them upset, ashamed or hurt. There’s an old saying,… The truth hurts.

  • Guest

    One wonders if the fact that Rubio is rumored to be gay has anything at all to do with this.

    • sangrita

      I would say most people DON’T wonder. In fact the thought probably never crosses their minds.

      • The Last Trump

        You’re probably right.
        He pretty much already convinced everyone that he is, didn’t he?
        Not much there to wonder about.
        Which certainly explains his position on the subject, huh.

        • sangrita

          Yeah, that’ll teach him to urge Christians to reject hate, huh. I mean how dare he.

          • The Last Trump

            Hate?

            Still seeing hate around every corner, huh?
            That’s too bad. 🙁
            The rest of us call it polite disagreement. You know, a difference in opinion.
            But yeah. You run with “hate”,
            Sheesh.

          • sangrita

            Yeah, funny word to use I know, but I think it’s apt for people who call other human beings “perverts” and drive them to suicide in the name of their religion.

          • The Last Trump

            Now, now.
            Let’s leave Islam out of this please.
            (Pssst! It’s not safe to criticize…shhhh!)
            And, come to think of it, EVERY other religion known to man that universally supports traditional marriage and frowns upon samesex relations.
            Yeah. THAT.
            🙂

          • sangrita

            Ah, so naturally it’s OK to call them perverts and drive them to suicide (as Jesus would do).

          • The Last Trump

            Heavens no!
            That would be like stalking Christians on Christian websites 24/7 to harass and abuse them, repeatedly calling them hateful and bigoted and driving them to despair and eventually suicide.
            Now who on earth would EVER do such a thing!
            What kind of a hypocritical, clearly obsessed lunatic would even dream of such intolerant and truly hateful behaviour!?
            Oh. Wait a minute….
            😉

          • sangrita

            Well, if they were really Christians, they wouldn’t be spouting hate, would they? If the shoe fits. Just like if you don’t want to get your butt sued off, don’t break the law by declining service to people based on what you imagine they’re doing in their bedrooms (as Jesus wouldn’t do). See how it works?

          • The Last Trump

            Who?

  • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

    I’m struggling to find the verse that says gluttony is an abomination to God. Can someone help me here?

    • Robert

      yes God destroyed Sodom for several other sins also. read the account it lists several the reason Lutherans perhaps others to who only use the “grammatical historical method” of interpreting know homosexuality is sin is .. because of the Corinthian passage that is so vey clear in Greek it would be a clear violation of the historical grammatical method of interpreting to take it any other way..
      a simple understanding of the historical grammatical method that Lutherans use is this..(what it says is what it means unless their is a clear indication other wise in the text ) such as picture language.. example– Jesus Is the vine .. that’s picture language it does not mean Jesus is a literal vine with leaves and branch’s growing out of him..
      remember another thing also that goes along with the historical grammatical method..
      Luther also taught scripture interprets scripture clear passages shed light on the meaning of less clear passages … the Corinthians passage being so clear that homosexuality is sin it leaves no doubt.

      • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

        Before”scripture interprets scripture” takes you on a wild leap to another book, take the time to read the text in its context.

  • [email protected]

    Even if we are to say that homosexuality is a sin it is certainly true to say that many opponents of gay rights have treated it as worse then other sins. this is what Rubio is calling out here, and while he fails to follow that through to its logical conclusion in all policy areas at least he is on the right track. Even if one sees homosexuality as a sin there is no excuse to spread falsehoods meant to demonize the gay community or use hostile rhetoric that paints gay people as some fundamental threat to our way of life or existence. there is also no reason to try to exclude gay people from public institutions becasue you see homosexuality as a sin as doing so clearly violates their right to equal treatment under the law.

    • Wdaca

      “Even if we are to say that homosexuality is a sin…” Well, which one is it? Are we, or are we not satin that? Is it or is it not?

      Otherwise, the whole talk is futile if we can’t establish that, and with reason(s). And what the reason(s) are based on.

      • Ed

        The Almighty God is qualified to judge, not us. Therefore one duty of a Christian is not to judge, but to reveal the judgement of the Almighty One whom IS qualified to judge.

  • Stephen W.

    Within the boundaries of marriage, homosexuality is no more a “sin” than heterosexuality.

    • harold

      You do not know what you are talking about!

    • Robert

      yes it is sin because God says it is.. and if your Christian it has the very dangerous potential of destroying faith in Jesus winning your forgiveness
      for that sin on the cross .just as some one who continues to be a drunk or some one who murder’s or steals and continue to do as if Jesus did not need to die because there not really sin either there telling God by keep doing it .. God wants every one in heaven through faith in what Jesus has won ..WHY FORFEIT THAT? wanting to keep what God says is wrong destroys faith in what Jesus had to do for those wrong’s

  • Robert

    Jesus really got right in the way of the stone throwers who heart was set only on doing her harm.. the royal priest hoods duty is to declare the appraised of Jesus who called us out darkness into his wonderful light. Most of us are not called to be the world’s condemning preacher even if it is fun to throw some stones.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Another mental slave of Western Sodomism. USA never rescued the Afghan boys calling it a culture; these leaders will not rescue American children, either. If this man was true, he’d have told American public to stop attacking the Christians for opposing sexual depravity. Secular West lacks real parents and have too many childless hedonists who are willing to conduct evil experiments on innocent human beings. God abhors sexual depravity and so should all Christians. Biblical Christians are the only safe people among mankind who can protect everyone’s life and maintain morality and fairness anyway. The West’s inclination to Sodomy brings ruin to global children. Jesus cursed the child-abusers. Love always speaks out God’s truth. Secular West must repent of its depravity and stop oppressing the Christians.

  • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

    Rubio says he fully embraces Roman Catholic doctrine, which means the Pope is his authority, not the Scriptures. Roman Catholicism denies the Gospel, the sufficiency of Christ’s death on behalf of His people. The Roman church insists that we must make reparations for our sins on earth or in purgatory, which is a denial of the Gospel and a denial of Christ’s once for all sacrifice. What this means is Rubio is not a Christian if he embraces Rome’s false gospel of works + grace.

  • Tom Hanig

    Rubio is a Roman Catholic and a follower of the pope Francis who said, “who am I to judge” referring to homosexuals. Rubio needs to read more of the bible than the few verses he knows. And get his head out of the sand. Homosexuals are doing their worst in working to pervert the next generation, forcing schools to teach homosexuality and transgenderism, and having children as the result of laboratory intervention. Such children being engendered by sperm donors and born of surrogate mothers are in reality orphans and will never know one of their parents, either their mother or their father. Homosexuals are pushing the perverse plans of others too, such as creating life in the test tube, chimeras, people with artificial DNA and therefore not truly human. The gays are the worst of society, dragging everyone into the gutter with them. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with no remorse since they could not be saved and that’s the situation for most gays, they can’t be saved, but can destroy society which is their hidden agenda and remake it in the image of hell. Tell them to repent and see that very few will do so, they should not be forcing their demands on society but be reproved. See Ephesians 5.10-12.

    • harold

      The one and only one way for the homosexual to be saved is, that they stop the homo life style and be forgiven by God for that filthy life style.

  • D Sims

    Love rejoices in the truth. “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty…”

  • meyerweb

    Gay people do not need your “pardon.” They need you to understand you don’t have there right to push your beliefs on everyone else.

    • Amos Moses

      Same back at them ………….

      • meyerweb

        What the Hell is that supposed to mean?

        No, Gay people don’t have the right to discriminate against you. Just as YOU don’t have the right to discriminate against them. People like you seem to think rights are only for people who agree with you, and not for anyone else.

    • Amos Moses

      “Gay people do not need your “pardon.”

      What they need is Christ …………….

      • meyerweb

        Perhaps, but that’s not your decision to make for them, either. God, not you, will make that decision. You have no more right to force someone into Christianity than a gay person has to force you into gay sex, or a Muslim has to force you into a mosque. Nor do you have the right to judge someone else’s choices, any more than they have the right to judge yours.

        Christ didn’t give you the right to judge. That’s reserved for God.

        • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

          Christ said, “Judge with righteous judgment” John 7:24
          The verb “judge” is in the imperative, so Christian have a duty to judge.

          • meyerweb

            And apparently a duty to be arrogant and superior.

          • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

            To say we should not say what God says about sin, is to truly be arrogant and superior.

    • https://disqus.com/home/channel/fakethoughtsandprayers/ Chip01

      To Amos “tolerance” means that… as s/he pushes you down the stairs,, if you resist, your not being tolerant of her/his religion belief in her/his right to push you down the stairs..

      Amos doesnt understand the true meaning to the word tolerance.

    • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

      You do not have a “right” to disregard and disobey God and His Law.

      • meyerweb

        Actually, You’re 100% wrong about that. I, and everyone else, has every right to decide whether to follow Christian teachings or not. Religion is, and should be, a voluntary decision, not imposed by any person or any government. I have every right to choose my religion, as do you. American’s are up in arms because ISIS is trying to impose their religious beliefs on everyone. What makes you think you have the right to impose yours? America is not a Christian caliphate, and the founders of this country were very careful NOT to impose a state religion, and very clear in their reasons for not doing so.

        Maybe you should spend some time reading the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers, instead of just the Bible. If you don’t like what you read there, maybe another country would be more to your liking.

        • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

          To hell with the Federalist Papers and the Constitution and everything that exalts itself against God.

          • meyerweb

            LOL. The puritans are dead and gone, aren’t they? And they didn’t establish this country, did they? As long as you CHOOSE to live in the United States you are subject to its Constitution, its laws, and its grant of freedom for people to worship, or not, as they wish. YOU are not superior to the law of the land, no matter how big your ego is.

            What makes you so sure YOUR God is real, and the Gods of other religions are not? Only belief. And other’s beliefs are as deserving of legal protection as yours. Heck, worldwide Christianity is a minority religion. Be glad you live here, where you have the freedom to practice the religion of your choice, and others have the same freedom.

            This article might give you pause, although I’m sure you’ll choose not to believe it, as you do any facts that don’t fit your beliefs:

      • meyerweb

        You really don’t understand the U.S. Constitution or democracy, do you? I have EVERY right to disobey your God’s laws. That’s exactly why the establishment clause of the first amendment exists. YOU do not have a right to enforce your religion on me, or on anyone else. Just as no one else has the right to force their religion on you.

        Grow up, and realize this is not a “Christian nation.” It’s a nation that allows freedom of religion, and freedom from religion.

        • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

          God is the ultimate authority, not the deeply flawed U.S. Constitution. Something you will shortly find out.

          • meyerweb

            Perhaps. But YOU are not the ultimate authority, and YOU do not have the right to force other people to believe what you believe. Can you get that through your thick head, or do believe you are God?

            Although even God doesn’t force people to believe, like you seem to think you’re able to do. How about that. Your ego is so big you think yourself superior to God. You may burn in Hell for that hubris.

          • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

            But God does have every right to demand people believe Him! It is not hubris to say what God has said in His Word. The standard understanding of the Reformation is that God does “force people to believe” so to speak. It’s often called irresistible grace and regeneration.

  • Amos Moses

    Plunging sales and a market cap crash of an estimated $11 billion have convinced Target to try to persuade customers with traditional values that their restrooms still are safe after the company announced earlier this year that people could use the facilities of the gender with which they ‘identify.”

    On Wednesday, Fortune reported, the company announced plans to spend $20 million to add private single-stall locking bathrooms at all of its stores where that option is not currently offered.

    The company already has single-stall bathrooms anyone can use at about 1,400 of its 1,800 stores, Target spokesperson Katie Boylan said.

    The report directly blamed the drop in shopper traffic at least partly on the retailer’s “transgender-friendly” bathroom policy, which the retailer does not intend to alter. Target shoppers will still be allowed to “use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

    However, Boylan said Target decided to add single-stall, lockable bathrooms in all of its stores “because we’re listening.”

    The transgender bathroom policy announced in April prompted hundreds of thousands of people to sign petitions and pledges to avoid the retailer.

    WND …….. Target has missed the target …………

    • The Last Trump

      They’re listening?!
      Sounds like they’re a little hard of hearing.
      Ah well. Their mistake to make.
      All of that money! Down the drain!
      And all over the super critical all important issue liberal extremists decided to make out of…
      where people should pee!?!?
      Just can’t make this stuff up.

    • harold

      I will never shop at Target until they get some morals. Which will probably be never!

  • bootleg4bandit

    Corinthians two- ye should vote for orange hair messiah and all will be well.

    • Tangent002

      Two Corinthians walk into a bar…

      • bootleg4bandit

        Lol!

  • sangrita

    Gee, Mr. Rubio, and then they might stop killing themselves. Duh.

  • Boommach

    Marco, we all have sin to deal with. What you really want is to stop labeling sin for what it is…evil. If you go looking for evil, you will find it. If you aren’t wary of evil, it will find you. Once you start calling evil good or say it does not exist, satan has you exactly where he wants.

  • https://disqus.com/home/channel/fakethoughtsandprayers/ Chip01

    Congrats to the Mayor of Sakt Lake, her lovely new wife, and their 2 adopted children.
    >The Mayor is working to make her society better
    > Her wife works for a large corporation
    > They are part of a loving family, where they adopted 2 children in need.
    > They pay their taxes.
    … the “gay agenda”, I guess.

    Yes. This is a family that some of you think Jesus rejects. LOL

  • Gena B

    “Christians ‘Must Abandon Spirit of Judgment’ Toward Homosexuals”, Just because a person may not judge has nothing to do with the fact that in the end God will.

  • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

    Where does the Bible teach we are to love the enemies of God? And it may be argued that our neighbors are those who are within the covenant people of God, i.e. regenerate Christians. American Christianity has adopted an unbiblical or superficially biblical understanding of God’s love that is identical with liberal apostate “Christianity”. God’s special love is not promiscuous nor is it universal. God may be long suffering toward unrepentant rebels but He attitude toward them is characterized by wrath not love. God is good and holy and loves righteousness. His love for lawless sinners is only toward those He has predetermined to save from their sin through His grace in Christ Jesus. Toward the rest He will give justice and wrath.

    • Robert

      God only Loves that little SNOT NOSE Calvin

  • Ed

    True Christians do not judge, we simply reveal what the LORD’S judgement is.

    • Robert

      yes we should call what is sin sin.. yet we should not act as if were sinless and keep clubbing some one else over the head with their sins.. if were going to in “public” call some one out for sin than we better publically admit one of the sins,,, we don’t want anybody to know about.. such as that really bad thought ..or that deed.. we done.. not the ones the ones that wont embarrasses us in the telling but the ones that will… or that one that can or could have sent us to prison.

      • Ed

        When I said “reveal”, I meant that we should make such a revealing to people in general, not any specific person. Example: “It is wrong for anyone to practice homosexuality or any other sins.” The only exception would be within a private conversation with that one individual away from the public.

  • Ed

    The Almighty God is qualified to judge, not us. Therefore one duty of a Christian is not to judge, but to reveal the judgement of the Almighty One whom IS qualified to judge. The judgement of the Lord is based on His knowledge and wisdom, it is not our place to judge but it is our place to warn people through revealing the judgement of the Lord. HE judges against stealing, homosexuality, murder, hate, etc.

  • John O

    simple. u cannot have gay pride any more than greed pride, drunk pride or any other kind of pride. 1st step is to repent. that’s all of us. than its up to Jesus. John 13:8 (NASB)
    Peter said* to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

  • Chet

    So, does the US close down its courtrooms and terminate judges behind benches along with juries and even close their jails? He is not rightly dividing the word of truth on this matter. Love the sinner and hate the sin, sure. God Almighty will never recognize homosexual marriage despite what ultra modernists think, whether in or out of “church”. Compromising on homosexuality is the same as compromising on adultery, fornication, lying, covetousness, killing and on and on. May as well close down all evangelical fundamental churches and close the mouths of what few Holy Bible preachers and teachers America has left nowadays… Going to extremes in compromising as the senator is doing here amounts to eliminating any messages regarding SIN from any preachers and/or rabbis… And what does he do with Paul’s writings in Romans 1?