Teddy's at it again, blaming teh gays for an epidemic of so-called "liberal fascism" targeting Christians.
First, he'd like to claim all Christians as Republicans. At least four of us living in my house aren't going to jump ship anytime soon, so to me this is just a specious claim.
“Today’s Democratic Party has decided there is no room for Christians in today’s Democratic Party,” he said at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition summit in Waukee, Iowa.
“There is a liberal fascism that is going after Christian believers,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate continued.
“It is heartbreaking,” Cruz argued. “But it is so extreme, it is waking people up.”
Pot, meet kettle. Extreme, your name is Cruz. Perhaps if Cruz had differentiated between sane, compassionate Christians and the strain of extreme haters who call themselves Christians it might have been more clear.
Then we get the persecution card.
Cruz said same-sex marriage had produced rabid zealotry in Democratic ranks. This ideology, he argued, was excluding people of faith.
“Today’s Democratic Party has become so radicalized for legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states that there is no longer any room for religious liberty,” he said.
The Texas lawmaker said this stance was against America’s traditional values. Religious liberty, Cruz claimed, was one of the nation’s founding principles.
“We were founded by men and women fleeing religious persecution,” Cruz declared.
“We need leaders who will stand unapologetically in defense of the Judeo-Christian values upon which America was built,” he concluded.
I'll betcha he would be all for the "Judeo-Christian value" of banning interracial marriages too.
They're really afraid of the Supreme Court case coming up this week, but shrilly pronouncements aren't going to change what happens there.