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By Tony Perkins, Washington Update, Family Research Council, October 15, 2019 (with the aid of FRC senior writers)

If getting noticed was Beto O’Rourke’s goal, he succeeded. Getting nominated, on the other hand, remains downright impossible. The Texas politician, who vowed to take Americans’ guns, promised last Thursday to take something else: churches’ tax-exempt status. In what even his own side is calling “the worst idea of the Democratic primary,” O’Rourke stood out all right — for all the wrong reasons.

“Out over his skis,” “desperate,” “foolish” — those are just some of the reactions from liberals on the latest misstep from the 2020 field. The fat lady started singing after CNN’s LGBTQ pander-fest, when O’Rourke fielded a question from moderator Don Lemon. Did he think, Lemon asked, that religious institutions — “like colleges, churches, charities — should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?” The failed Senate candidate didn’t hesitate. “Yes,” O’Rourke shot back. “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. So as president we’re going to make that a priority and we are going to stop those who are infringing on the rights of our fellow Americans.” ….