Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday told a group of pastors and religious leaders that the debate over gay marriage was a symptom of a “moral crisis” in America and said he hoped for “another Great Awakening.”
“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything,” Paul said during a private prayer breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club.
“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.”
Paul said earlier this month that allowing gay marriage “offends myself and a lot of people.” He said he would prefer that homosexuals had an alternative “contract” that gave them “equivalency before the law,” while preventing same sex nuptials.
“I’ve said this before, we need a revival in the country,” Paul said on Thursday, as several in the room murmured in approval.
“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,'” he said.
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