Rubio To Be Keynote Speaker At Anti-Gay Group’s Annual Event

There’s not a whole lot I can say about this. I’m just shaking my head.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is scheduled to serve as the keynote speaker at the “conservative dinner event of the year”: the Florida Family Policy Council’s 8th Annual Policy Awards Dinner on Nov. 16.

The FFPC, a staunchly conservative nonprofit dedicated to promoting anti-gay and pro-life policies, is run by John Stemberger, an outspoken anti-gay activist who supports banning gays from participating in the Boy Scouts.

The fundraiser will honor former Seventh Day Adventist pastor Mathew Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, a non-profit litigation firm and Christian ministry that is “advancing the family” through anti-gay lawsuits and “advancing the sanctity of human life” by supporting anti-abortion legislation.

Rubio, a likely 2016 Republican contender for president, strongly opposes Roe v. Wade and supports a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

In June, the conservative senator from Florida threatened on the Andrea Tantaros Show to abandon his own bill on comprehensive immigration reform “if this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth.”

“It kills the bill. I’m done … it shouldn’t happen,” Rubio said on the show.

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