Only a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for some of the nation’s top evangelical activists to gather in Washington D.C. on the eve of major court rulings on gay rights and the definition of marriage – and skirt those issues. But that’s precisely what happened Thursday afternoon at the kickoff luncheon for the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference. Four of the most recognizable conservatives in the Senate, along with Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, addressed the crowd of several hundred. And between the four of them, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin mustered just three glancing mentions of the gay-marriage debate.
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