Ted Cruz is very worried that fundamentalist pastors might face legal problems for being hateful and especially for saying hateful things about gay people.
"If you look at other nations that have gone down the road toward gay marriage -- that's the next step where it gets enforced," he told CBN News's David Brody.
"It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage and that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech," he continued.
I'm wondering whether Cruz thinks Groundswell member Sandy Rios' claim that homosexuality will lead to pedophilia and rising crime, not to mention creating monsters like Ariel Castro. Or perhaps he is defending Pastor Matthew Hagee's preaching against not only gay marriage, but gays in general from his pulpit.
Is it hateful to ask if being gay is a lot like overeating? Just overindulgence with no foundation? And then there's the gathering of pastors who came together, courtesy of Brian Lane, to gay-bash and plot for 2014 and 2016, via the Renewal Project.
I know that's what Cruz is fretting about. I have a solution for him, though. It's a pretty simple one, when you think about it. If you are a pastor and you preach on Sunday mornings, try actually preaching what Jesus taught. You'll find it very difficult to be hateful. Really. I promise.
There. Problem solved.