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Ted Cruz's Father Defends 'Ex-Gay' Therapy, Says Homosexuality Is A Choice: AUDIO

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Rafael Cruz, father of Canadian-Texan Tea Party wingnut Senator Ted Cruz, is shoring up his rabid, homophobic bigotry bona fides on the airwaves in a panel discussion at the National Religious Broadcasters convention. Sitting across from great thinkers such as Jay Sekulow, Todd Starnes and Craig and Janet Parshall, Cruz expressed his support for the right of business to discriminate based on sexual orientation, and for demonstrably destructive "ex-gay" therapy for minors, all because he believes homosexuality is a choice. He opposes gay rights for the same reason, because no federal law exists to protect chosen behavior, evidently. Incidentally, one tends to believe homosexuality is a choice when one has the capacity to make a choice on account of being attracted to both genders.

It all comes from a place of love, though. Cruz ensures everyone that he supports the systemic discrimination and abuse of homosexuals because he loves them, which makes as much sense as Bryan Fischer wanting gays jailed because he loves black men. You can listen to the panel discussion below.


Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll with 31 Percent of Vote


Rand Paul won the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll, the WaPo reports:

Paul won 31 percent of the vote (compared with the 25 percent he won last year), beating a crowded field of more than two dozen names, including a number of potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders. He crushed second-place finisher Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who came in with 11 percent.

Rounding out of the top finishers in the poll, which was voted on by 2,459 CPAC attendees, were former neurosurgen Ben Carson (9 percent) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (8 percent).

Paul's father Ron and Mitt Romney have been the top picks in the CPAC straw polls since 2007.

Ted Cruz: Obama’s Administration the 'Most Hostile to Traditional Marriage’ in History: AUDIO

On a media tour of conservative radio shows to help plug his anti-gay State Marriage Defense Act, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) lamented the ‘sad trend’ of attacks on ‘traditional marriage’ laws by advocacy groups and the Obama administration, which Cruz labeled “the most hostile-to-traditional-marriage administration this country has ever seen.” Politico reports:

Ted-Cruz-2Cruz cited the administration’s decision to recognize same-sex marriages performed in Utah before a Supreme Court order halted gay marriage in the state once more.

“The administration has been using the authority of the federal government to try to force states, to force federal recognition of marriages that state law prohibits,” Cruz said. “The Obama administration came into Utah and said, ‘We’re not going to listen to what the U.S. Supreme Court said. We, the federal government, are going to recognize marriages in the state of Utah and Utah state law explicitly does not recognize as marriage’ and that was really, in my view, an abuse of power.


Cruz’s State Marriage Defense Act, which would require the federal government to respect state laws defining marriage between a man and a woman, has a companion bill that was introduced in the House by Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) back in January. With such a 'hostile' leader in the White House and with a ruiling in the lawsuit challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage coming sometime in the near future, however, it seems these bills offer little more than lip service to conservative voters here in Texas. 

Still, its nice knowing that Lone Star lawmakers are trying their darndest to keep gays in a second-class status nationwide.

Listen to the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ted Cruz (R-TX) Introduces Anti-gay Bill ‘Defending’ States’ Right to Regulate Marriage

With a ruling in the lawsuit challenging Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage “forthcoming at some time,” Senator Ted Cruz is making sure voters in the Lone Star State know his crystal-clear position on the whole issue. On Thursday, Cruz introduced a bill that defends states’ right to regulate marriage and “protects states from the federal government’s efforts to force any other definition upon them.”

From the Senator’s statement on the bill’s introduction:

Ted cruz“I support traditional marriage. Under President Obama, the federal government has tried to re-define marriage, and to undermine the constitutional authority of each state to define marriage consistent with the values of its citizens,” said Sen. Cruz. “The Obama Administration should not be trying to force gay marriage on all 50 states. We should respect the states, and the definition of marriage should be left to democratically elected legislatures, not dictated from Washington. This bill will safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for its residents.”

In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court improperly held Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court's reasoning requires the federal government to respect the primacy of the states in defining marriage.

Unfortunately, since the Windsor decision, the Obama Administration’s agenda to force same-sex marriage has led both to the violation of these principles and to the rise of inconsistencies among several federal agencies that either look to the law of the state where an individual lives to determine eligibility for marital benefits or recognize marriages based solely on the law of the state where a marriage ceremony was held.

The bill is similar to one introduced by Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) in January.

Back in a July interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Cruz warned of the dangerous consequences of gay right, saying they would lead to Christianity being defined as “hate speech” and would force pastors to perform same-sex nuptials.

[via The HuffPost]

Have You Given Thanks for Ted Cruz This Holiday Season? - VIDEO


With the Thanksgiving festivities soon to commence, hate group Family Research Council thinks it's the perfect time to honor the king of all stuffed turkeys: Senator Ted Cruz.

In a TV ad set to air in Texas during NFL Thanksgiving Day football games and the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, FRC praises Cruz for "step[ping] forward" to take on the "disastrous Obamacare scheme" by "doing everything he could to stop Obamacare before it could hurt Americans."

After all, nothing says "Happy Holidays!" like working to deny others the right to affordable health care.

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Senator Ted Cruz Talks Obamacare, Gay Marriage, and His Homophobic Dad with Jay Leno: VIDEO


Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) paid a visit to Jay Leno last night and ripped the state of the "entrenched" federal government, blasted Obamacare as a "jobs killer", and clarified his "states rights" view of gay marriage.

Leno also asked him about his father, who has been in the news lately for his rabidly homophobic rants about gay people.

"My father's a pastor. He's a man of deep integrity. Some folks have decided to go after him because they want to take some shots at me."


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