Sen. Marco Rubio argued this week that a key component of religous liberty was allowing people space to respect "God's rules" over the government.

In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network toward the end of his five-day swing through Iowa, Rubio pressed that religious believers are called to "ignore" laws that violate their faith.

"We are clearly called in the Bible to adhere to our civil authorities — but that conflicts with, also, our requirement to adhere to God's rules," Rubio said. "So when those two come into conflict, God's rules always win."

"In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally violate and sin — violate God's law and sin — if we're ordered to stop preaching the Gospel, If we're ordered to perform a same-sex marriage as someone presiding over it, we are called to ignore that," Rubio said. "We cannot abide by that because government is compelling us to sin."

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