AU President Dr. Carlos Campo's appointment to a Religious Liberty Advisory Board for Senator Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, has been featured by a number of media outlets and blogs across the country.
“Religious liberty is one of the key issues of our day, and I am pleased to see Senator Rubio recognize its importance through the formation of this diverse group of advisers,” Dr. Campo said. “Our Constitution's insistence on the primacy of religious liberty serves as a cornerstone of democracy in America, and it is our hope that Senator Rubio and others will keep this issue at the forefront of the upcoming presidential election. It is a privilege to serve in this role and help contribute to the preservation of our rights.”
In discussing the members of the board, one of Rubio’s campaign directors noted that “membership on the board doesn’t equal an endorsement of the GOP candidate” by the individual or the institution they represent, and Dr. Campo emphasized that “as an academic leader, I would never publicly endorse a political candidate, but only serve as a resource as appropriate.”