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Marco Rubio: You homosexuals are sinners, but I don’t judge

Friday, December 7, 2012

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), already mentioned as a possible GOP presidential candidate for 2016, said he believes homosexuality is a sin, but that he does not “pass judgement.”

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“I can tell you what faith teaches and faith teaches that it is,” said Rubio, when asked by Politico’s Mike Allen earlier this week if homosexuality is a sin.

Added Rubio:

“That’s what the Bible teaches and that’s what faith teaches. But it also teaches that there area bunch of other sins that are no less,” said Rubio. “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 and what your neighbor has is a sin. So there isn’t a person in this room that isn’t guilty of sin. So, I don’t go around pointing fingers in that regard.

“I’m responsible for my salvation and I’m responsible for my family’s, and for inculcating in my family what our faith teaches, and they’ll become adults and decide how they want to apply that in life. As a policy maker, I could just tell you that I’m informed by my faith. And my faith informs me in who I am as a person — but not as a way to pass judgment on people.”

As a lawmaker, Rubio has opposed allowing same-sex couples in Florida to adopt children, opposes the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, opposes marriage equality for same-sex couples, and opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would make it illegal to fire someone based on their sexual orientation.

Last month, Rubio recorded a robocall for the National Organization for Marriage’s failed campaign against marriage equality ballot initiatives in Maine, Maryland, and Washington State.

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  1. Yeah Rubio Tuesdays has a Sunday school.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:48pm
  2. You Marco Rubio are also a sinner by your own religious standard, and I didn’t want to see you naked anyway.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:49pm
  3. You don’t judge? Yeah right! You just judged yourself as a Homo.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:50pm
  4. That makes so much sense.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:50pm
  5. Lol you hetero’s are sinners also moron but I don’t judge!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:50pm
  6. He’s an asshole.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:50pm
  7. hiaz, rabid rubio …

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:51pm
  8. He mentions all these other sins that are listed in the ten commandments, as if homosexuality is one of them – it is not sir. Also, saying you don’t judge and calling us sinners in the same breathe…pretty ballsy oxymoron.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:51pm
  9. If he wasn’t judging, he wouldn’t even bring it up. Makes me ashamed to be from Florida.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:52pm
  10. Oh, who cares about what this little turd thinks? He’s never gonna be President. Nor is any other Republican, ever again!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:52pm
  11. hey says he does not judge but look at all the equality he has opposed against us GLBT people if that aint judgement i dont know what it is. we want equality for all

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:52pm
  12. Kiss my ass Marco…

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:52pm
  13. Facepalm

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:52pm
  14. Stuart you are right if he doesn’t judge he wouldn’t even think we are sinners let along call them sinners.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:53pm
  15. I judge & Marco Rubio should shove his genocidal KILL GAYS bible down his tyrannical theocRAT throat & choke on it with Fucking Jesus Freak Koolaid

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:53pm
  16. At least he’s not bullshitting himself.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:53pm
  17. I can’t wait until he get busted for giving blowjobs in a public bathroom.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:53pm
  18. “he believes homosexuality is a sin, but that he does not “pass judgement.” He is passing judgment by making the statement that he feels homosexuality is a sin! What an asshole! In the very same sentence — I am passing judgement but I don’t pass judgment. What an idiot.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:55pm
  19. what a douche bag

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:55pm
  20. Keep your faith in your house and OUT of politics Rubio. You are representing people from Florida (I hope not for long time) you are in Public Office, NOT in your church.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:56pm
  21. Hell to the no will he become president. I don’t know how he even got elected to the senate.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:56pm
  22. what a dumbass! what the hell does he think he did… he judged! wow, what an idiot! and by the way mr rubio, you straight people are just as big of sinners, maybe even more so!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:56pm
  23. fuck mexicans

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:57pm
  24. He’s a typical clueless Tea Party homophobe!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:57pm
  25. Huh~

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:57pm
  26. The guy is an ass and an idiot

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:57pm
  27. Dispicable! Smmfh

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:58pm
  28. Then he went home and ate a big plate of Pork Chops and Scallops, but I won’t judge him for it… still he’s probably going to hell.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:58pm
  29. Who made him in charge of gay people? What an ass!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:58pm
  30. Fuck You and the horse, you rode in on………!!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:59pm
  31. @Monika Reinhardt he is Cuban American and not a Mexican

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:59pm
  32. Better yet, keep your faith in your head, and out or off of anyone or anything that might otherwise be harmed by misapplication of it…

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00pm
  33. This guy are a sinner He have no right to judge any person…He have no right to say ..you are sinners

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00pm
  34. But that’s what Rethugs do…talk out of both sides of their mouths. Does this surprise anybody?! “Do what I say, not what I do”…Rethug mantra.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00pm
  35. Then keep your mouth shut Mr Rubio

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00pm
  36. fuck you Marco, you can think what you want, but we aren’t sinner, ust because you think so, no one care.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00pm
  37. This bigot can’t even tell when he is passing judgment.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:01pm
  38. he’s a dickwad, but i don’t judge. really what an ass

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:05pm
  39. Go Back to Cuba if you dont like it???

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:06pm
  40. We will remember, hater!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:06pm
  41. He might as well have said “I’m stupid”

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:06pm
  42. another tea party dumbass!!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:06pm
  43. Does anyone smell closet case?

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:09pm
  44. He doesn’t judge, but he reserves the right to use his position of power to discriminate against a minority. Wait, I think that one must make a judgement to be able to discriminate. So he is a prejudiced, bold-faced liar.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:10pm
  45. First of all, I’m Cuban and I don’t even like him. He needs to get on a treadmill too. As Cubans say, he’s a comemierda :).

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:10pm
  46. politicians are sinners, and I do judge……

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:11pm
  47. well, your opening statement is off to a bad start….

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:11pm
  48. No, faith does not teach us it is a sin. Your particular bigoted brand of faith may teach that but mine does not.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:13pm
  49. and, you lost my vote.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:14pm
  50. As GAY as South Florida is, I’m surprised he Still lives here. Wonder what could be keeping him….Hmmm. Otherwise, he is just another jackass.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:15pm
  51. Totally a Republican Tom!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:17pm
  52. Says the spic from a Cuba- I’ve got a Cuban background so I can say this:-)

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:19pm
  53. Is this really still happening? Lol xD as much as stupid as it is I can’t help but laugh that people are this stupid.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:22pm
  54. o yea call us sinners then say you dont judge such lies

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:30pm
  55. Yes you do, that is your true feeling. What a sickening remark. You probably call yourself a Christian too. I will never vote for someone that doesn’t believe in equality.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:32pm
  56. sounds like he would be a great president…if we all turn ignorant or something. where do these fools get the nerve to say this crap i hope hillary runs and tears his ass up.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:39pm
  57. The word sin is our queue to stop listening to the nonsense coming from someone’s mouth before it infects us with it’s mental illness.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:44pm
  58. He’s gay!!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:52pm
  59. He is just a contridictive jackass, that I can bet that the chances of him haveing thoughts of being with another guy or has been with another guy are about a 90% chance it has happened. Heck I bet he watching lesbian porn and thinks it is a gift from the porn industry. I also bet he has watched a male & female porn & whished he was that guy in the porn flick, thus he is looking at someother guys penis.

    Does it not say in the Bible to not judge others which in fact calling homosexuals sinners is judgeing.
    I think you all get where I am going with this.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:55pm
  60. What an idiot!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:06pm
  61. He better be ready to dodge some stones, IDIOT!!! That is why I don”t believe in religion, it creates a lot of missguided fools!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:06pm
  62. Really??? wow , don’t even try in 2016 Mr.Rubio

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:06pm
  63. Pig. Period

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:15pm
  64. Well, at least I’ll be married this Sunday to my fiancé, hence, we will no longer be living in sin! ;)

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:18pm
  65. This Jackass, and his fable based template for life, does not define my life. His chances of leading an evolving nation are zero. :)

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:18pm
  66. NO WAY! But if he does run it will only help the side that will win!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:35pm
  67. Marco Rubio is so STUPID. He says he does not judge. Then turns and calls Homosexuals “sinners.” WHAT A DESPICABLE HYPOCRITE!

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:42pm
  68. Hey Rubio… you’re a douche bag, but I don’t judge

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:43pm
  69. fuck that guy.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:51pm
  70. I must be a double sinner then because I am a lesbian & a transsexual woman. But that jackass does not have to live my life & all that matters is that I am happy & proud to be me.

    We all know the anti- LGBT folks are the ones who end up being closet homosexuales & or as of lately more & more anti LGBT folk have been charged with child pornography or child molestors. So keep on judgeing because the truth about him will be revealed.

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:54pm
  71. Say it April!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:12am
  72. Don’t get me started Kristy,giggles! I have a big loud mouth, I speak my mind granted there is a time & a place. I bet if I did enough reasearch I could dig up dirt on this guy that puts the icing on the cake.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:20am
  73. dont give a shit what he says anyway. its not for him to judge me.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:34am
  74. He’s still a dick.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:50am
  75. Contradictory…..He calls us sinners and then says it’s not judgment.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:20am
  76. He is a mess,a scary Floridiot. People like him are one of the primary reasons I left Florida.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:58am
  77. In order for you to make me believe in the existence of sins, you’d need first to bring me the evidences for the existence of your god. Since you can’t, then you can shove all your “sins” up your ass.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:50am
  78. LMAO!!…Right On, Martin Cl’ement, Right On!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 3:25am
  79. He’s got the republican platform down, anyway.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 4:13am
  80. Rubio is one crazy a-hole …

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 4:15am
  81. by stating that, he is judging. what a dip $hit

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:08am
  82. Rubio. You are a bigot!! Don’t get me start!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:12am
  83. ya just did… Funny how we are sinners but everyone else is ok?

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:23am
  84. Yea right you already sinned by making that statement. You will answer to God on Judgement day.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:35am
  85. DB!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:35am
  86. Wo-ow.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:49am
  87. Hey Rubio, Shove your “faith” and mythology on someone else.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:51am
  88. As a follower of Jesus the Christ this man gets my Smack him in the Lips Award – Homosexuals are not Sinners but maybe his POPE is!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 6:04am
  89. Amazing his entire statement was a judgement.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 6:09am
  90. FUCKING hypocrite!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 6:15am
  91. people will say anything to get elected, but what is more scary is people believe them…..

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 6:28am
  92. And you’re a vacant-eyed moron, but I don’t judge….

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 6:32am
  93. And to think–he’s considered to be one of the brighter ones!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:02am
  94. He’s no better or worse a sinner than I am. What a dumbass.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:24am
  95. In calling us sinners you have already made a judgement!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:50am
  96. What a dork.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9:01am
  97. I’m tired of being nice…Is he even a citizen of the U.S? Someone better do some background info. And Marco…go take your sins and f$ck yourself w them

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9:04am
  98. what do you call a Hispanic oreo?….a RUBIO

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9:18am
  99. That IS judgment, my dear!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9:52am
  100. judgemental homophobe’

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:02am
  101. we forget your transgressions of being such a sinner

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:03am
  102. omg he is so closeted we gay guys wouldn,t want him on our team anyway!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:10am
  103. I love it when people say that. Like a backhanded compliment.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:35am
  104. dems will win again in 2016

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:00am
  105. Old Privatarian Word Trick: “I Could Say my Opponent is a Socialist, But I Won’t”

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:06pm
  106. I think the SCOTUS will rule against DOMA, Prop 8, and effectively settle this issue for a long time.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:11pm
  107. doh! These cute pols always seem so charming, and then they start running their mouths and we see how hollow and empty they really are. This guy is the son of cuban immigrants given special privileges/asylum to live in the u.s. which leaves them with little in common with the greater latino population. TV network Univision which strongly supports immigration reform can’t stand him so you can bet they’ll do everything in their power to defame him. Simply smiling while you condemn science and gays is no substitute for rational thought.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:49pm
  108. @MarcoRubio And so are you cheaters and liars! So get over yourself A**hole.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:05pm
  109. Dude that statement was a judgement

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:10pm
  110. what an ass!

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:53pm
  111. Every evangelical that ever got a divorce are sinners, but hey, a special place in hell is reserved for the worst self righteous religious bigots.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:09pm
  112. That’s not making him seem like less of a dick.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:34pm
  113. And you Marco Rubio are an ignorant, backward asshole. But I don’t judge.

    Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9:42pm
  114. Looks like the Republicans still don’t understand what “small government” or “seperation of church and state” means therefore they will continue to lose elections.

    Posted on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:11am
  115. Homophobia is rampant among these idiot.

    Posted on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 5:44am