Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will speak at a fundraising dinner this week honoring Mat Staver, an ardent anti-gay activist who has defended Malawi's ban on homosexuality. Staver is suing New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie for signing a law banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy, and has said that teaching gay rights in schools is tantamount to "sexual assault."I realize that would-be Republican presidential candidates must hurry along on their race to the bottom rungs of the party, but fundraising for Mat Staver and a "conversion therapy" group? I'm not sure you can get lower than that.
Rubio, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, will deliver the keynote address at the annual fundraiser for the Florida Family Policy Council, a prominent social conservative organization that promotes so-called "conversion therapy" to help LGBT individuals become straight.
Our sitting senators are often nutcases; I've gotten over that. But it's hard to get over how many of them are simply awful human beings.