Last week word spread that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) would speak at a fundraiser for the Florida Family Policy Council, a conservative organization that promotes “conversion therapy” to turn gay people straight.
Despite harsh criticisms in the media, Sen. Rubio is still planning to attend the dinner, which will be held on November 16 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. Tickets range from $600 to $10,000.
Sen. Rubio, who is believed to have his eye on the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, will deliver the keynote address at the annual fundraiser, which will honor Matthew Staver, an ardent antigay activist and defender of Malawi’s ban on homosexuality.
Staver is currently suing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for signing a law banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy. He has also made claims that teaching gay rights in schools is tantamount to “sexual assault.”
This got us thinking…
According to Gallup, LGBT Americans vote largely Democrat. A 2012 survey found that 13% of LGBT people polled identified as Republican, meanwhile 44% identified as Democrat. That same survey found that 30% of heterosexual people polled identified as Republican, while 32% identified as Democrat.
Perhaps promoting conversion therapy is Sen. Rubio’s twisted way of trying to turn everyone straight so they’ll vote Republican?
Given the logic he’s displayed in the past, we wouldn’t be surprised.