Rubio's Christian Themed Ad... Too Religious?

Marco Rubio put out an ad that some are saying might be too religious. Glenn played the ad during his radio program Thursday and asked his co-hosts what they thought about it.

"It's essentially proselytizing," Pat said.

Glenn begged to differ.

"It's not proselytizing," Glenn said. "He is saying, as Christians, this is the way we're supposed to behave."

He went on to ask how they would react if Glenn were to---hypothetically---run for president and say something like that about his faith.

"So I may not be electable," Glenn began. "But you don't think---I think it would be important. If you're trying to judge who I am and what's going to dictate on how I make decisions, yes. The gospel of Jesus Christ and my adherence to the laws of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are absolutely going to play a role."

Watch the ad and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Listen to the full radio segment here.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Marco Rubio put out an ad that is very, very religious. And we want to play the ad and listen to what MSNBC had to say about this ad. And I want you to listen to it and then tell me what you think. Here it is.

VOICE: Yeah, so Senator Rubio is emphasizing his Christian faith. Joe mentioned the ad. Here it is, the new ad from Marco Rubio.

VOICE: Yeah.

MARCO: Our goal is determining the ability to live alongside our creator for all time, to accept the free gift of salvation offered to us by Jesus Christ.

The struggle on a daily basis as a Christian is to remind ourselves of this, the purpose of our life is to cooperate with God's plan. To those who much has been given, much is expected. And we will be asked to account for that. Were your treasures stored up on earth or in heaven? And to me, I try to allow that to influence me in everything that I do.

PAT: Wow. I mean, that is --

GLENN: What is wrong with that?

PAT: I'm not saying anything is wrong with it. It's just an unusual political ad. It's proselytizing. It's essentially proselytizing.

GLENN: It is. But maybe it shouldn't be.

No, it's not. Wait a minute.

PAT: I don't think it's constitutional.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Wait. I know that. But it's not proselytizing. He is saying, as Christians, this is the way we're supposed to behave.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And I let that influence me. He is saying what he is, not what you should be. What he is. And if you don't like what he is, then you shouldn't vote for him. Personally, I have no problem. I would be saying that.

Pat, if I was running for president of the United States, you don't think I would get up -- now, I may not be electable.

STU: May not. May not be electable. That was funny.

GLENN: Donald Trump.

STU: Great point.

GLENN: So I may not be electable. But you don't think -- I think it would be important. If you're trying to judge who I am and what's going to dictate on how I make decisions, yes. The gospel of Jesus Christ and my adherence to the laws of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are absolutely going to play a role. That's how I try to live my life.

PAT: Yes. I mean, you're preaching to the choir here, and you know that. But it's just an unusual way to go about it because it stands out so strongly.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: I'm not saying it's right or wrong. It's just different.

GLENN: It is very different.

PAT: And jarring.

Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks to guests during a rally on January 6, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. During the event Rubio slammed North Korea after it was reported the country carried out a hydrogen bomb test on Tuesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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