Gay marriage opponents, including Latino evangelicals, viewed the announcement as offensive to their religious views.
The President has been in the closet, and he finally came out
- Andres Duque, an Obama supporter and Latino LGBT Rights advocate
Rev. Sam Rodríguez of the California-based National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference said that the churches he represents reject homophobia, but view marriage as a religious institution.
“We are both pro-traditional marriage and anti-homophobia,” Rodriguez told Fox News Latino. “This is not about civil unions or a legal apparatus. This is about the government saying, we are going to hijack a religious doctrine and change it for you.”
While Latino evangelicals oppose gay marriage due to religious concerns, Rev. Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition noted that they are not one-issue voters.
“Hispanic evangelicals are the quintessential swing voters,” Rev. Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition told Fox News Latino. “We’re conservative on social issues and progressive on immigration, poverty and housing. So the question is, which will be the issue of the day?”
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