Senator Marco Rubio Headlining Anti-Gay Fundraiser


Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is headlining a fundraiser on November 16 for the virulently anti-gay group Florida Family Policy Council which is led by John Stemberger. The dinner will also honor Mat Staver, the head of the radically conservative legal group Liberty Counsel.

Stemberger, as we have reported, spearheaded Trail Life USA, an anti-gay alternative to the Boy Scouts, and, as Right Wing Watch notes, has said that being gay is an “artificial, social construct” that is “dangerous," warned that the Boy Scouts will experience widespread sexual abuse as a result of including gay members under the age of eighteen, and alleged that affirming LGBT youth is "tantamount to abuse."

Adds RWW: "Stemberger and Staver are far outside of the mainstream, but with Rubio preparing for a possible presidential run in 2016 he may use this event, much like his speech at the Values Voter Summit, to soothe any doubts about his right-wing credentials."


  1. woody says

    It’s funny how the leading latino GOP hopefuls are all white cubans. Tell me if I’m wrong, but it seems like other latinos have no love for them and see them as a group that thinks its better than other latinos. Rubio might do well in Florida, but I don’t know if he’d do too well with mexicans in texas and LA or dominincans in ny and nj.
    But, then again, Texas elected Cruz and he’s Cuban too.

  2. jamal49 says

    @WOODY You are absolutely correct. Most Latinos despise Cubans because Cubans do look down on other Latinos as inferior to Cubans. In general, Cubans are arrogant, racist and virulently right-wing. The one thing that irks ALL Latinos who are not Cuban is that since the 1960’s, the U.S. has had a fixed policy that any Cuban national who sets foot on U.S. territory, even if it is a sandbar offshore, is automatically granted asylum and is guaranteed U.S. residency and a fast-track to U.S. citizenship. No other immigrant group in the world is accorded this privilege.

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