Senator Marco Rubio answered a question that many people had been wondering about the conservative politician who had been trying to draw moderate voters: Does he think homosexuality is a sin?
In response to a question by Politico's Mike Allen at a breakfast event Wednesday morning, Rubio responded, "I can tell you what faith teaches, and faith teaches that it is. And that's what the Bible teaches ... but it also teaches that there are a bunch of other sins that are no less. It teaches that lying is a sin, it teaches that disrespecting your parents is a sin, it teaches that stealing is a sin, it teaches that coveting your neighbor and what your neighbor has is a sin. So, there isn't a person in this room that isn't guilty of sin. I don't go around pointing fingers in that regard."
Buzzfeed reports that Rubio went on to state, "I'm responsible for my salvation, and I'm responsible for my family's and for inculcating in my family what our faith teaches. And then they'll become adults and decide how they want to apply that in life."
Rubio has often been seen as a possible contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, which shows just how important his comments are. When asked whether his faith would influence his policies, he responded, "As a policymaker, I can just tell you that I'm informed by my faith and my faith informs me in who I am as a person. But not as a way to pass judgment on people."
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