While U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was campaigning in Iowa this week he made a stop in Cedar Rapids to join pastors in prayer.
Christian Broadcasting Network reporter David Brody captured images of Rubio's solemn session as the preachers laid hands on the Republican candidate, whom he wrote "could be the next President of the United States."
Brody posted the photos on Facebook Tuesday as well as clips from a revealing sit-down interview with Rubio, in which he declared marriage equality "is current law, it is not settled law."
Marco Rubio plugging into the power of prayer tonight with pastors in Des Moines Iowa. The Brody File is allowed exclusive access. More soon.Posted by David Brody on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
When asked about antigay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, Rubio told Brody she did the right thing in refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, even though it meant going to jail.
According to Brody, Rubio also compared the landmark Supreme Court marriage equality decision issued June 26 to the historic Roe v. Wade ruling guaranteeing a woman's right to abortion, which right-wing Christians have been mobilizing to overturn since it was handed down in 1973.
"We are clearly called to adhere to our civil authorities," he told Brody. But when they are in conflict with biblical teachings, "God's rules always win."
The full interview will air on CBN next week, Brody posted.
Watch the advance clip from Brody below.
I'm in Iowa -- the heartland of America. Earlier today, I sat down with Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio. I asked him about same-sex marriage being so-called "settled law." He had some interesting things to say about the moral conflict many Christians face when the Bible commands to obey civil authorities but also the overlying mandate to follow God's law. What do you think of what Rubio had to say? Watch below. We'll have much more on this next week AFTER THANKSGIVING on The 700 Club. This is just a little taste of what's to come.Posted by David Brody on Tuesday, November 24, 2015