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. He’s also a favorite of Glenn Beck’s and has endorsed several Tea Party candidates recently, including Daniel Webster, or “Taliban Dan” as he’s often referred to, who is running against Alan Grayson.
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.
Nearly one-half of practicing homosexuals admit to five hundred or more sex partners and nearly one-third admit to a thousand or more sex partners in a lifetime.
That doesn’t sound very healthy.
Homosexuals have an HIV prevalence sixty times higher than the general population.
Homosexuals have Hepatitis B virus five to six times more often and Hepatitis C virus infections about two times more often than the regular 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?