Ted Cruz: "Mandatory Gay Marriage" Threatens Christianity
Is it even possible for presidential hopeful Ted Cruz to speak the truth. Like, ever?
The answer remains "no" if his latest right wing radio interview is key.
During the broadcast, Cruz created an anti-gay fantasy version of what went down during the Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality and sold it to listeners as the truth.
His lies were many, but some of the worst offenders were:
- Democrats have "gotten so extreme and so radical in its devotion to mandatory gay marriage that they've decided there's no room for the religious liberty protected under the First Amendment."
- "We are seeing today profound threats to religious liberty in America, I think the greatest threats we’ve ever seen."
Cruz also flat-out lied, claiming that during oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court, Solicitor General Donald Virelli told the justices the IRS will end tax-exempt status of churches if marriage equality becomes the law of the land.
"The next step on this is your church being told it now pays income taxes on the tithes that are given each week, that it is now singled out and discriminated against, that universities like Notre Dame or Georgetown and Brigham Young or any university that is founded as a Christian university," Cruz claimed, "if it continues to follow biblical teachings on marriage, the federal government is asserting the power to discriminate and persecute them."
Cruz also fibbed by claiming that "over and over again" he has fought for and won religious liberty "nationally" for the past two decades. That entire claim, along with much of Cruz's other claims to Metaxas, is faulty, at best.
To be clear, Verrilli never said any of that. Cruz just made it up.
Can Cruz's nose grow any longer? There's still plenty of time left before 2016, so undoubtedly yes. The question is, will the Texas Senator continue to spin lies about the gay community in an effort to politicize and demonize our families for political gain?
In related news, Mati Weiderpas -- the openly gay NYC developer -- has labeled those critical of his intimate reception for Ted Cruz "gay extremists."