A few days ago, reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who has been spending a lot of time asking Presidential candidates what they’d do to protect the rights of atheists and separation of church and state, asked Sen. Marco Rubio a question: Why should atheists vote for him, especially when he’s putting out Jesus-loving ads like this one?
Rubio gave a response that doubled-down on his faith, saying only that atheists had a right to believe what they wanted. As if that were ever in doubt.
Included in that responses were even more comments about how much he loves Jesus:
… I’m gonna share my faith, especially when I’m asked, because my faith influences who I am in every aspect of my life.
First of all, I believe you can’t really understand America unless you don’t understand… If you don’t believe that Judeo-Christian values influenced America, you don’t know history…
This nation was founded on the principle that our rights come from our Creator. If there’s no Creator, then where did your rights come from? And so that’s why it’s important for us to understand that. We’re gonna protect the right of Americans to continue to believe that.
… I know that, if I’m lucky, I’ll get to live to be 85 or 90… but I’m more interested in eternity, and the ability to live forever with my Creator… That’s what I aspire to more than anything else.
I believe that God, our Creator, became a man, and He came down to Earth and lived among us, suffered like a man would. Emotions. Physical suffering. Emotional suffering. Pain. Illness. Sickness. Sadness. And then He died. And He died to remove sins that we couldn’t remove up to that point. They could only be covered but they couldn’t be removed. And, as a result, I now have the free gift of the opportunity to live forever with my Creator. And I believe that passionately, and it influences every aspect of my life.
Forget the campaign trail. That’d be considered pandering in church.
Anyway, Rubio sent out an email to his supporters this morning linking them to video of that exchange… and asking for more donations. Because Je$u$.
The other day in Iowa, I was asked by a self-identified atheist about whether I’ve been talking too much about my faith on the campaign trail.
In fact, he asked if I was running for “pastor in chief.” Well, I answered his question — and the message I had for him has now been viewed over 6.3 million times and shared over 100,000 times on social media:
Conservatives — believers and non-believers alike — loved seeing someone stand up for religious freedom and the importance of faith in the public square.
But I need your help to spread the word even further — click here to watch the video (if you haven’t yet), make a donation to our campaign, then share the link with a friend.
I know. It’s a campaign. Anything and everything will be used to raise money. It’s just disturbing that Rubio, who already released a video touting his love of Jesus, is now raising money by basically telling people Look! I’m a Christian! I’ll stand up to atheists!
He really is running for Pastor-in-Chief.