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Sen. Ted Cruz's Father Isn't Just a Birther, He's a Rabid, Homophobic Bigot: VIDEO

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Rarely does a week go by when Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) doesn't do or say something that riles up Washington and cements his place as the Tea Party's poster boy. Yet more recently it has been his father, pastor Rafael Cruz, who has grabbed the headlines for birther comments made at a Tea Party meeting in which he stressed the need to send Obama "back to Kenya."

But Rafael Cruz's birther beliefs are just one small part of the craziness that goes on in that head of his. Right Wing Watch has complied a treasure trove of video footage of the man spouting off about everything from the evils of evolution, to his belief that Obama thinks he's God and Satan controls the government, to his assertion that gays stole the word "gay" and endanger children.

In one of the more bizarre clips, Cruz makes the claim that same-sex marriage is really just a communist ploy to destroy the family and spread the evil lie that is evolution.

Said Cruz, in part:

"You know communism or socialism, whatever you want to call it, what is happening in this country is not different than what happened in Cuba; the procedure might be different they may be a little slower, but it's the same thing. It is about government control of your lives. You got to realize how Marxist, how socialism works. We need to understand the issues. When you hear all these things about homosexual marriage, this has nothing to do with homosexual rights. Did you know that? The whole objective is the destruction of the traditional family, it has nothing to do with homosexuals, they could care less about homosexuals, they want to destroy the family. You need to understand, it's just like evolution. You know most Americans have their head in the sand about evolution. I've met so many Christians that tell me 'evolution is a scientific fact.' Baloney! I am a scientist, there is nothing scientific about evolution."

In another speech, given at a Baptist church in Irving, Texas in June, Cruz went into detail about his claim that gay people are a threat to kids and suggested that gays will join the Boy Scouts of America to sexually assault children:

"I was a Boy Scout, most of the times when you went out camping the tents were for two kids, I certainly don't want my child with a potential sexual predator sleeping next to him," he said.

More than a little disheartening to know that one of our nation's more prominent lawmakers was raised under this guy's roof. And unfortunately the apple didn't fall very far from the tree... 

Check out these and other ramblings of this zealous nutjob, AFTER THE JUMP...




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  1. This man will sink his son's Presidential hopes. He makes Billy Carter look like a solid citizen.

    Cruz is a whack-job who believes The End Times are coming. I can see where he got the crazy from. My only hope is, when this guy blows an artery spewing his insanity it is DURING his son's attempted presidential bid.

    Wow. Just wow.

    Posted by: YSOSERIOUS | Nov 6, 2013 3:29:37 PM

  2. The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

    Posted by: Gigi | Nov 6, 2013 3:31:58 PM

  3. Like Father, like son.

    Posted by: Tom | Nov 6, 2013 3:34:12 PM

  4. I thought my dad was bad growing up but I can't imagine having this whack job as a father. I almost feel sorry for Ted Cruz now...almost, lol.

    Posted by: mikep | Nov 6, 2013 3:37:42 PM

  5. I think they have plenty of different types of medication for mental health issues like that.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 6, 2013 3:38:17 PM

  6. What brand of snake oil does he preach? For some reason, I thought the family was RCC.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Nov 6, 2013 3:41:27 PM

  7. Unfortunately he had one brain cell, but it fell off right after his birth (hatching?). A hospital-orderly swept it up soon after and it ended up in a dumpster...which was eventually emptied into a land-fill 30 miles away. It was then buried under 24,000 tons of additional garbage. That was 70 some odd years ago. A highway and strip mall are built on top now. There was a Lane Bryant and a McDonalds, but I haven't driven by in 10 years. There was talk about building a bowling-alley, too, but nothing ever came of it.

    Posted by: Geoff | Nov 6, 2013 3:43:13 PM

  8. What a surprise... NOT!

    Posted by: Matt27 | Nov 6, 2013 3:43:55 PM

  9. Well the Right Reverend Bat Guano Cruz sure fills in the blanks on where the senator developed his world view. Hilarious!

    Posted by: dearcomrade | Nov 6, 2013 3:48:35 PM

  10. Oh, lookie, the GOP's very own Jeremiah Wright.

    Posted by: crispy | Nov 6, 2013 3:49:50 PM

  11. Old Preacher Man Cruz has a better body build than his son.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 6, 2013 3:59:44 PM

  12. explains a lot about the son.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Nov 6, 2013 4:03:38 PM

  13. his father was also birthed in cuba and ted cruz himself birthed in canada

    Posted by: Moz's | Nov 6, 2013 4:06:42 PM

  14. please, please, win the republican presidential primary ted cruz!

    Posted by: northalabama | Nov 6, 2013 4:31:58 PM

  15. The crazy bigotry doesn't fall far from the tree.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Nov 6, 2013 4:40:13 PM

  16. it's always funny when folks who look so utterly and boringly average turn out to be 200% apeshit crazy lunatics that would be safer in an institution than a church (or the US Senate, for that matter)

    Posted by: hugo | Nov 6, 2013 5:13:55 PM

  17. Gigi - The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the DISEASED tree!

    Posted by: ACe | Nov 6, 2013 5:41:14 PM

  18. The crazies sure like to hear themselves speak.
    I look at this loser, and I can't help but think of Scalia.
    By now, shouldn't they all be flying south for the winter ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Nov 6, 2013 5:49:32 PM

  19. Good one, Papi. Now, tell us the one about green eggs & ham being a government Trojan Horse designed to spread fluoride-induced mind control.

    Posted by: FFS | Nov 6, 2013 6:07:38 PM

  20. So one has to wonder: If Texas were allowed to reinstate its anti-sodomy laws, would these people have to pull their heads out of their asses?

    Posted by: Damien | Nov 6, 2013 6:34:26 PM

  21. Please, let this man keep talking. It's important that America learn more of the Cruz family. This is too funny lol

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Nov 6, 2013 8:38:05 PM

  22. I really hope the Republicans pick Cruz to run against Hillary. It will be such an embarrising trouncing they might finally get rid of the religous wing nut faction. I would like to see a socially moderate Republican Party come out of it as I believe we need two mentally stable parties for a functional government.

    Posted by: Jason B. | Nov 6, 2013 8:59:41 PM

  23. its questionable if cruz can run for POTUS

    he was not born on us soil, being born in canada and all

    unlike Mccain, he wasnt born on a US military base overseas to 2 US citizens (only cruz's mother was a us citizen at the time of his birth)

    Posted by: Moz's | Nov 6, 2013 9:05:55 PM

  24. The Reverend Cuba not only believes in End Times. He believes in the "End Times Transfer of Wealth" ...where He and his Dominionist 'Kings' take away YOUR money and property because you are evil and don't deserve the 'riches of Earth or Heaven'.

    Yep, he's a taker and a redistributor...very much what he perniciously calls Democrats and our President.


    Posted by: FunnyDat! | Nov 6, 2013 10:32:18 PM

  25. Why is he talking behind a pole?

    Posted by: Will | Nov 6, 2013 10:45:26 PM

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