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Rabid Anti-Gay Pastor Rafael Cruz To Receive Award At Hate Group Gala - VIDEO

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At the upcoming Vision America “Heroes of Faith Gala,”  - a gathering of some of the most hateful anti-gay activists in the U.S. - Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is set to collect the “Don Wildmon Award” on behalf of his father Rafael Cruz, reports Right Wing Watch. The award is named for the founder of the American Family Association.

GalaTony Perkins, the leader of anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, is will receive the 2014 “National Hero of Faith Award” at the same event.

Back in June, we reported that Right Wing Watch had compiled a treasure trove of video footage of Cruz senior 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 the same month, Senator Cruz stoked religious fears that gay rights will soon lead to new hate speech laws and will force pastors to perform same-sex nuptials.

Vision America is run by rabid homophobe Rick Scarborough who earlier this month said that it is a miracle that god has not destroyed the U.S. since President Barack Obama started appointing gay ambassadors.

Watch Scarborough’s bizarre claims, AFTER THE JUMP...

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National Groups Push Republicans To Drop Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

The National Journal looked at several groups pushing the Republican party to drop its opposition to marriage equality by its 2016 national convention.

GopTheir article reads, in part:

“[a] group called Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is part of the effort to remove the traditional-marriage plank from the GOP platform at the Cleveland convention. Already, the group has met with state and county party officials in New Hampshire, and they're planning trips to Iowa in August and to South Carolina and Nevada in September.

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Rather than talking about gay marriage, strategists are guiding Republicans to talk about the freedom to marry, and they cast the question in familiar conservative terms about the government's role in people's private lives.

"Use freedom language, why it's important for families, why it's inappropriate for the government to treat people differently and treating gay people as taxpayers," said one GOP gay-rights lobbyist.

The American Unity PAC, the sister group to the 501(c)(4) American Unity Fund, has spent almost $700,000 this cycle to elect Republicans who back gay rights, compared with the nearly $120,000 traditional-marriage groups like Family Research Council have doled out, and their meetings with members went from three a week last year to five per week this year.”

The article also mentions that far-right conservatives like the SPLC-certified hate group the Family Research Council and their anti-gay senatorial cohorts Ted “states’ rights” Cruz of Texas and Mike ”religious freedom” Lee of Utah all support a law overturning the Supreme Court’s ruling against section three of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act — the very decision being quoted by judges overturning gay marriage bans in several states.


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

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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.

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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]


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