In a recent interview with CBN News, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) said the teachings of mainstream Christianity are “on the water’s edge” of being labeled “hate speech.” In a wide-ranging discussion with CBN News, Rubio addressed the importance of faith and family, touching on his own journey of faith and his family’s return to the Catholic Church. But Rubio warned that freedom of religion, particularly for mainstream Christians, faced a “real and present danger” in America:

RUBIO: If you think about it, we are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech. Because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater.

So what’s the next step after that? After they are done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church is hate speech and there’s a real and present danger. Rubio also addressed the importance of the family unit in society. Calling family “the original cell of society,” the Senator argued for the essential rights of families above government authority: FULL REPORT