Sen. Rubio recently ran an ad that talks in depth about his religious faith. In it, he said, "The purpose of our life is to cooperate with God’s plan." An Atheist Voter in Iowa asked Rubio how he would defend the rights of nonbelievers as well and if he was running for Commander in Chief or Pastor in Chief.
… I’m gonna share my faith, especially when I’m asked, because my faith influences who I am in every aspect of my life.
First of all, I believe you can’t really understand America unless you don’t understand… If you don’t believe that Judeo-Christian values influenced America, you don’t know history…
This nation was founded on the principle that our rights come from our Creator. If there’s no Creator, then where did your rights come from? And so that’s why it’s important for us to understand that. We’re gonna protect the right of Americans to continue to believe that.
We’re also gonna have a country where no one is forced to violate their conscience. Which means no one’s going to force you to believe in God. But no one’s gonna force me to stop talking about God.
I’m not gonna force you to pray, I’m not gonna force you to go to church, I’m not gonna force you to… espouse beliefs you don’t have. But no one’s gonna take away my right and your right to live out the teachings of your faith. No one.