Bipartisan CNN Panel Slams Marco Rubio’s ‘Hate Speech’ Warning

Navarro: ‘I am very uncomfortable and disappointed with him; I just don’t think this kind of rhetoric – stoking the flames – is helpful’

'Bipartisan' CNN Panel Slams Marco Rubio's 'Hate Speech' (NewsBusters)

The 27 May 2015 edition of New Day shut out social conservatives from a panel discussion on Senator Marco Rubio's Tuesday remark that "if you do not support same-sex marriage, you're labeled a homophobe and a hater," and that "the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity – the Catechism of the Catholic Church – is hate speech." Instead, the CNN morning show brought on a Republican and Democrat – Ana Navarro and Donna Brazile – who both blasted Rubio for his warning.

Navarro, who supports same-sex "marriage," had a blunt response to the Republican presidential candidate's comments: "Frankly, they made me cringe. I am very uncomfortable and disappointed with him....I just don't think this kind of rhetoric – stoking the flames – is helpful." Brazile replied to Senator Rubio by underling how it was "discouraging to hear that, somehow or another...being supportive of marriage equality is, somehow or another, an attack on religious freedom or faith."

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