That ‘Less Government Regulation’ Thing? Hmmmm…Better Read the Fine Print

Particularly where Marco Rubio – and his backers – are concerned.

Back in September Marco Rubio attended a rally with 200 evangelicals near Orlando, and he picked up the endorsement of one in particular, Texas evangelist David Barton. Barton is a slavery advocate and the man orchestrating the push to change textbooks in Texas.

A couple of days ago, Barton was doing a radio program when he called for the government regulation of homosexuality.

Barton said this (from Right Wing Watch):

So if I got to the Centers for Disease Control and I’m concerned about health, I find some interesting stats there and this should tell me something about health.

Homosexual/bi-sexual individuals are seven times more likely to contemplate or commit suicide. Oooh, that doesn’t sound very healthy.

Homosexuals die decades earlier than heterosexuals. That doesn’t sound healthy.

Homosexuals have an HIV prevalence sixty times higher than the general population.

Homosexuals are less than three percent of the population but they account for sixty-four percent of the syphilis cases.

I mean, you go through all this stuff, sounds to me like that’s not very healthy. Why don’t we regulate homosexuality?

Since Rubio has been endorsed by Barton, rallies with him, and may have even received contributions from him, I think voters might want to know if he shares the same radical views that Barton does.

Does Marco Rubio think that homosexuality should be regulated?

Sounds like warmed-over Marlin 'sue schools on the tort theory of exposing children to the danger of homosexuality' Maddoux to me.

But, Barton is alive – and has the ear of a future teabagging senator.

That 'less government regulation' thing that the teabaggers are stirring up a fake frenzy over?  I guess that only white, christianist (professed) heter males – and the corporations that are now equal to them in law – will actually benefit from it, eh?

'Tis a good thing we have a 'fierce advocate' in the White House to stop any of the nonsense that Sen. Rubio might sneak into bills, eh?

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