(CNSNews.com) - "Yes," Beto O'Rourke told a CNN town hall on LGBTQ equality Thursday night. He would use the government tax code to crimp the free exercise of religion.
CNN's Don Lemon pointed to O'Rourke's LGBTQ plan: "This is what you write. 'Freedom of religion is a fundamental right but it should not be used to discriminate.' Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?"
"Yes," O'Rourke said.
"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.
"And so as president, we're going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans."