Sen. Marco Rubio Headlines Fundraiser for Anti-LGBT Arizona Group Advocating for 'Ex-gay' Conversion Therapy
At Arizona Christian University Wednesday night, presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio held a fundraiser for the Center for Arizona Policy, which is widely known for its support of conversion therapy and for backing much of Arizona's conservative legislation, reports BuzzFeed.
The event was closed off to media however, a congressional staffer of Rep. Trent Franks attended the fundraiser and posted highlights from it including quotes from Rubio himself regarding abortion, gay marriage and entering an "era of moral relativism," on Twitter:
Dangerous era in America, says @marcorubio, where if you believe in the traditional definition of marriage, you're a bigot.— Daniel Stefanski (@DStefanski) May 7, 2015
"Even as I'm speaking to you now, a human life is being terminated in America" - @marcorubio speaking about the heinous nature of abortion.— Daniel Stefanski (@DStefanski) May 7, 2015
Rubio's quotes fall in line with the center's views on homosexuality, although the senator stated last month that he believes sexual preferences are something that "people are born with." However, Rubio did not openly reference or discuss the center's support of conversion therapy at the fundraiser; a spokesmen for Rubio declined to comment when asked if the senator agrees with group's idea that "homosexuals can modify their behavior and becoming heterosexual through Christian ministries and counseling."
Rubio recently reiterated that he believes same-sex marriage is not a constitutional right, calling the belief "ridiculous and absurd."