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Sen Corey Booker, D-N. J., side-steps the question to Biden, the relations of Ukraine, the Congress-beats impeachment drum.
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, D-N. J., said he is dealing with the “juxtaposition of the subjects of religious freedom and LGBTQ rights,” all in his life as a Christian with people of “religion as a justification for discrimination.”
The senator from the state of New Jersey, then a Bible verse from the Old Testament to answer a question, night during the CNN-LGBTQ town hall Thursday.
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Citing Micah 6:8, Booker made his defense after the UCLA-students at an all-girls Catholic high school in N. J., said her school routine rejected the standard requirements for a LGBTQ+ club.
“He said to Micah,” What do you want from your Lord, but what do you want from your people?'” he said. “What is to do justice, love kindness, and humble — humble — and, so for me, I can’t allow that, as a leader, that people are going to use religion as a justification for discrimination.”
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He added, “I can respect your religious views, but also protection of people against discrimination.”
Booker took the opportunity to urge the law to equality as one of the laws that do not allow to discriminate against people…in our schools, in education…in health care….in the world.”
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He said: “My confidence, as well as my American values make me to fight on all fronts to ensure not to discriminate the people someone because of who they are.”
At another point in the night, Booker said that he would kiss once in the negative views on the “two men” and “hate gays,” but said his activism began as a teenager on a crisis hotline.