Marco Rubio on #SCOTUS, “Settled Law,” Obergefell, and “God’s Rules.”

November 25th, 2015

During an interview on CBN, Marco Rubio weighed in on the Supreme Court, as well as what happens when “God’s rules” come into conflict with civil society. I roughly transcribe his remarks in this post.

First, he was asked a question about whether Obergefell is “settled law,” and if the “Supreme Court has erred like in Dred Scott.”

It is current law, it is not settled law. No law is settled. Roe v. Wade is current law, but that doesn’t mean we aspire to fix it because we think it is wrong. But in the interim until we can get a Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade we do everything possible within the constraints it has placed upon us to confront it, and limit the number of abortions, and save as many lives as possible.

Second, Rubio segued into a discussion on the role religion plays in civil society, and what happens when the two are in conflict.

We are clearly called in the Bible to adhere to our civil authorities. But that conflicts with also a requirement to adhere to God’s rules. When those two come in conflict, God’s rules always win. If we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally violate and sin, violate God’s law and sin, if we are ordered to stop preaching the gospel, if we are ordered to perform a same-sex married, as someone presiding over it, we are called on to ignore that, we cannot abide by that, because the government is compelling us to sin.

The host David Brody interjects, and asked “That’s what Kim Davis did?” Rubio doesn’t acknowledge the question, and continues answering.

In the absence of that, however, then it depends on the type of society you live in. If you live in a society where the government creates an avenue and a way for you to peacefully change the law, then you are called on to participate in that process to try to change, not ignoring it, but trying to change the law.

Rubio continued to explain why he thinks marriage is the union between a man and woman, and should be defined by the states, not the Supreme Court.

And that’s what we are endeavoring to do here. I continue to believe that marriage laws should be between one man and one woman, and the proper place for that to be defined is at the state level, where marriage has always been regulated, not by the U.S. Supreme Court, and not by the federal government.

I have previously blogged about how the candidates discuss the Supreme Court, including Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush (here and here), Rand Paul (here and here), Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.

Disclosure: I advise the Rand Paul campaign.

I’m in Iowa — the heartland of America. Earlier today, I sat down with Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio. I asked him about same-sex marriage being so-called “settled law.” He had some interesting things to say about the moral conflict many Christians face when the Bible commands to obey civil authorities but also the overlying mandate to follow God’s law. What do you think of what Rubio had to say? Watch below. We’ll have much more on this next week AFTER THANKSGIVING on The 700 Club. This is just a little taste of what’s to come.

Posted by David Brody on Tuesday, November 24, 2015