Yes, you think Donald Trump is bad, and then you look and his closest rival and see the repugnant Ted Cruz and hear the things coming out of his mouth. The GOP POTUS candidate just ended a tour of Iowa with more comments against marriage equality and transgender-inclusive policies. Hs remarks came in response to a question from a resident name Randy DeLong, (is that his porn name?) who expressed concern with the “moral decay in this country.” DeLong referred to when the White House was lit up to celebrate to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage,
“It was a sad day when I saw the Capitol building all lit up in the rainbow colors. How will your faith have a positive effect? How will you light that faith to make changes?”
The audience in rural southeast Iowa applauded the question and Cruz nodded.
“You’re absolutely right. Our country is in a time of crisis. We’re losing who we are.
The American people all overwhelming disagree with [same-sex marriage].”
Polls actually show that the majority of U.S. citizens support marriage equality. But Cruz said those polls are “skewed.”
“You can write a poll in a way that will get the results you want if they’re skewed. But when people of states have actually gone to the ballot box, they’ve voted to protect traditonal marriage.”
Cruz also criticized the Obama administration for deciding to light the White House in rainbow colors following the Supreme Court’s decision.
“What we’re doing doesn’t make any sense. What does it say that that day, they lit up the White House in rainbow colors, and yet it took nearly a week to recognize that our servicemen were murdered by jihadists in Chattanooga by lowering the flag at half staff? How messed up are those values?”
Cruz was referring to the five days it took the Obama administration to lower the White House’s flag when a Muslim man opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Bob Vander Plaats, president of the anti-gay organization The Family Leader, announced his support for Cruz last month. Among other things, Plaats and his group are known for circulating a pledge in 2011 asking presidential candidates to call homosexuality a choice, and demand pornography be banned. The National Organization for Marriage has also given Cruz its endorsement.
After speaking about same-sex marriage, Cruz also blasted the Department of Education for trying to enforce transgender-inclusive policies. Cruz often fans the flames go hate by using this rhetoric at campaign stops, claiming that letting transgender students use the bathroom of the gender they identify with amounts to letting
“little boys shower with little girls.”
Perv. This man is dangerous. (via Think Progress)