Sen. Rubio has begun a concerted outreach to evangelicals meeting with pastors in a scene reported through David Brody, who is both widely read himself by evangelicals and the “interpreter” of evangelicals for a lot of political reporters.
Rubio is vowing never to change his beliefs on “traditional” marriage and on abortion. That is good. But the real question is: what will you do to protect the civil rights of traditional believers whom the left is redefining as racists? What will you do to make sure they/we can open businesses, keep government jobs, and run schools, ministries and charities consistent with our beliefs, not those of the Human Rights Campaign?
When progressive turn on the Indiana-style heat when you try to do anything real and substantive, what will matter is not what your personal beliefs are, but what you are willing to do.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.