"We need a revival in the country": Rand Paul suggests marriage equality reflects "moral crisis"

Likely GOP presidential contender calls for a new Great Awakening

Published March 27, 2015 4:07PM (EDT)

Rand Paul                        (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)
Rand Paul (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)

Rand Paul, who has inexplicably acquired a reputation as a social moderate despite thoroughly conservative views on abortion and LGBT rights, told a recent meeting of Christian conservatives that marriage equality reflects a "moral crisis" in American society and that the country is in need of "another Great Awakening."

“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything," Paul told the gathering, which was posted online by the Christian Broadcasting Network and flagged by Right Wing Watch. "In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage, there’s also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage.”

The Kentucky senator and likely GOP presidential contender continued: “We need a revival in the country. We need another Great Awakening with tent revivals of thousands of people saying, ‘reform or see what’s going to happen if we don’t reform.’”

Affirming his support for straights-only marriage earlier this month, Paul told Fox News that gay marriage "offends" him.

And this is the guy who's supposed to expand the Republican tent?

Watch Paul channel his inner Jonathan Edwards below, via Right Wing Watch:

By Luke Brinker

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