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Ted Cruz: Government Will Shut Down Christian Broadcasters Over Gay Marriage

Ted Cruz misrepresents a court ruling and tries to scare wingnut broadcasters that their careers are in danger.

Senator Ted Cruz is still trying to woo religious right voters who are as homophobic as he is by spouting nonsense and lies - as usual. Cruz is a master manipulator on facts when he's speaking. He can twist and lie about policies as easily as you can tie your shoes. There isn't a more accomplished liar than the Texas Senator, who can effortlessly turn half truths and misdirections into what he believes the truth is.

He's a magician of the highest order.

Sen. Ted Cruz has added a new twist to his unsubstantiated claim that the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision last year will cause religious schools that don’t recognize same-sex marriage to lose their tax exemption. In a speech last week to the National Religious Broadcasters convention, Cruz said that the Obergefell ruling will also force Christian broadcasters off the airwaves.

Cruz completely twisted remarks made during Obergefell’s arguments by Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli. While Verrilli said that he couldn’t answer the question about tax exemptions, Cruz alleged that “the answer from the Obama Justice Department in the open court of the Supreme Court of the United States was yes, that is a very real possibility that the IRS will come after you, that if your hosts go on air and say, ‘the Bible teaches that marriage is not defined by man, it is defined by God as the union of one man and one woman to mirror the relationship of Jesus Christ and the church,’ that you risk the federal government yanking your FCC license. That’s the threat we’re facing. They’re not hiding from this threat. They’re saying in open court, ‘We will use the power of government to go after and target those who speak against us.’”


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