Sandy Rios has said President Barack Obama’s decision to light up the White House in rainbow colors following the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling increased the terror threat against America. Rios has also said the high court’s decision will result in a major worldwide disaster, and that gay men are child molesters by nature and should therefore be barred from the Boy Scouts.
So perhaps it’s not surprising that Rios (right), who serves as a radio host and director of governmental affairs for the American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group, has endorsed Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for president. And perhaps it’s not surprising that Cruz has wholeheartedly welcomed Rios’ endorsement, which he announced Friday along with the backing of two other conservative activists.
“I am thrilled to have the support of three of the conservative movement’s strongest voices for families, religious liberty and the unborn,” Cruz said in a statement, via Right Wing Watch. “We are running an aggressive grassroots campaign and their help engaging and motivating conservative voters gives our effort a great advantage.”
Two days later, Cruz appeared at a Texas Southern Baptist megachurch alongside five other GOP presidential candidates to talk about so-called threats to religious liberty. From The Texas Tribune:
Among the hottest topics at the North Texas Presidential Forum was religious liberty, especially in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was the most vocal, recalling at length a rally he held earlier this year in Iowa spotlighting people who believe they were discriminated against for religious reasons.
“As these threats grow darker and darker and darker, they are waking people up here in Texas and across this country,” said Cruz, who received a rock star reception from the home-state crowd.