Rubio Loves Jesus: Rubio Invokes Bible to Defend Immigration Bill

Published on June 12, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 10.13.41 AMOn Tuesday Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) cited “Biblical compassion” as a reason to support the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. Rubio told CBN that he supports the bill because “[o]ur faith has always been about compassion and it compels you to do something.

“Now, we have an obligation to be responsible to our country and not do anything that hurts America but also our faith calls us to compassion. If you took compassion or the principle of compassion out of the Bible, it would be in tatters because it’s all over the place.”

Mark Tooley, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy took exception to Rubio’s claim that “Biblical compassion” requires the passage of the bill. Tooley told Breitbart News that “the Scripture and Christian tradition give no specific guidance on the details of U.S. immigration law.  Christians have various views in this political issue. And evangelical elites who claim to speak for evangelicals as a whole politically on this issue are likely exaggerating their mandate and influence.”

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