New York Mayor: Rubio Needs to Reread His Bible
Another day, another Republican presidential candidate has been called out for one of the issues they hold so dearly. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has claimed that Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio doesn’t understand the Bible and how Catholics should approach the poor.
“I would strongly urge Sen. Rubio to go back and reread ‘The Sermon on the Mount,’” de Blasio said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “Clearly, the core of Catholic teachings and Christian teachings talks about the economic realities that people face, and has for thousands of years.”
“I’m surprised Mr. Rubio doesn’t understand that,” he added.
The Hill reports:
Rubio, who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, said earlier on the program that he agrees with Pope Francis on religious teaching, but disputed the pontiff’s authority on political and economic issues.
“The pope, as an individual, an important figure in the world, also has political opinions,” Rubio said. “And those, of course, we are free to disagree with.”
Pope Francis has been an outspoken critic of capitalism and an advocate for climate change awareness.
The pope kicked off his North American tour by landing in Havana, Cuba, on Saturday. He will spend three days in the communist nation before flying to the U.S. on Tuesday.
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