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  • Watch: Ted Cruz Tells Homeschooling Parents Gays Are Waging 'Jihad' Against Christians

    Ted Cruz is positioning LGBT people as non-Christians, and as people opposed to religious freedom. 

    There are about two million children being homeschooled in the United States today. The number of children being taught in the home continues to rise dramatically – it doubled between 1999 and 2007, and continues to increase. Given that many parents choose to homeschool because they want to shield their children from "liberal" ideas – including evolution, equality, and secularism – it's no wonder the religious right is catering to these influential voters.

    On Thursday, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum attended the Network of Iowa Christian Homeschoolers' annual “Iowa Homeschool Day at the Capitol,” in Des Moines. It was moderated by right-wing pundit Steve Deace, and sponsored by the Family Leader, an anti-gay group whose leader, Bob Vander Plaats, was accused of attempting to be paid for endorsing Rick Santorum in the 2012 campaign.

    During the event, which was attended by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, of course, Ted Cruz rallied the faithful against gay people.

    "We look at the jihad that is being waged right now, in Indiana, and in Arkansas," Cruz preached, "going after people of faith who respect the biblical teaching that marriage is the union of one man and one woman."

    In other words, gay people are waging a jihad – which is an Arabic word for war against non-believers of Islam – against Christians. Never mind that like most Americans, most gay people are Christians, Cruz is only too happy to campaign as a school yard bully – the son of a religious fanatic and preacher – against the LGBT community.

    "We need to bring people together," he continues, "to the religious liberty values that built this country." 

    "This election needs to be about bringing together that consensus again," Cruz, a disciple of Christian king-maker and American Family Association beneficiary David Lane, told his flock.

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    • commented 2015-04-14 06:45:08 -0400
      Religious Liberty Values that built this country. Isn’t he Canadian? Cause MURKA wasn’t founded on Religious anything other than relief FROM religious persecution. I guess someone doesn’t know how to read. Just Sayin.

    • commented 2015-04-11 15:36:08 -0400
      I can’t believe anyone pays attention to these lunatics let alone votes for them. Christians are being forced to confront some of the absurdities and hypocrisies inherent in their religion. THAT’S what they’re pissed about. Being told convincingly how wrong they are, so they are throwing rhetoric, money and power at making their wrongs “right.” The civil issue is a no-brainer. You can’t impose your religious beliefs on others… besides just because you’re Bible cautions against homosexuality doesn’t mean that THAT is part and parcel of your “beliefs.” Who CARES what you believe? I don’t. You can believe in whatever fantasy rulebook and deities you want. JUST DON’T IMPOSE YOUR BELIEFS ON ME!!!!!!!!!!!

      That being said. The gay community needs to take notes too. How many gay people and businesses have been taking the low road and hypocritically discriminating against people that they perceive to be against their beliefs. It’s JUST AS WRONG. So YES if a KKK member wants a gay owned business to cater their weddings, they better damn well do it. And do it right. Do it better than anyone else and take their friggin’ money and show ’em how much more civilized you are than they.

    • commented 2015-04-11 13:09:54 -0400
      did this guy really say jihad?!?! Islamic terrorists are killing Christians around the world and he has the audacity to use that word in this context. most unpatriotic display of free speech I’ve ever witnessed and he calls himself a christian? I’m gay and was born this way. personally I am opposed to same sex marraige. I believe “marraige” should be what it always has been. a man and a woman committing to each other before God. the heterosexuals need this. it’s sacred to them. not to be tarnished by unGodly gay sinners. well maybe 50 percent of them since that’s how many end in divorce and how many more don’t divorce. they stay in an unhappy loveless marriage or abuse their spouse and children. and others still who cruise craigslist for discreet casual encounters with same sex partners. all the while preserving the holy sanctity of marraige. heterosexual Christians listen up…. gay people are not waging jihad against you. gay people will never take away your right to marry or divorce. gay people are never gonna beat you or kill you just because you are different. gay people are not attacking your religious right to hate and discriminate in the name of Jesus. gay people simply want tax incentives and cheaper health plans. this is the United States of America, land of the free not ancient Israel. Christians of the world unite! and ask what Christ would do. oh. the bible tells us what Christ says….. Matthew 5:40-41 or psalm 139:19-21 and 140:9-11. stop the hate embrace the great.

    • commented 2015-04-11 12:51:04 -0400
      Nope. Gays have NOT waged a “war” against “Christians”. Anti-LGBT savage FILTH, yes, “Christians”, no.

      In the 19th century businesses displayed “No Irish need apply” and “Italian need not apply”. In the 20th century they displayed “No colored allowed” and “Jews not wanted here”. Discrimination was NOT ok then and it was not tolerated and it NOT ok now and will not be tolerated today. I will NOT tolerate “No Gays allowed”. My money is as green as everybody else.

      If I (as a business owner) cannot refuse to serve or employ anti-LGBT people because it is illegal to discriminate based on personal or religious beliefs, anti-LGBT business owners cannot refuse to serve or employ LGBT people. The laws of this country are required BY LAW to apply to ALL citizens equally or none at all. KKK members cannot refuse service or employment to black people. Neo-Nazis cannot refuse service or employment to Jews. Atheists cannot refuse service or employment to Christians or any other faith. Therefore Anti-LGBT’s cannot refuse service or employment to LGBT’s.

      Your religious liberty is: pray to whatever human made “God” you want, worship in whatever house of worship you want, read whatever religious/spiritual text you want, wear whatever religious/spiritual symbol you want – THAT IS IT, PERIOD! You do NOT have the religious liberty to force, demand, or require others adhere to your religion and its definitions nor do you have the right to harass others with it either.

      But if Anti-LGBT Inc. wants to go down this chaotic road they better accept LGBT or pro-LGBT owned businesses and workers refusing service or products to them because they are anti-LGBT and they better not cry “persecution” or "discrimination. If anti-LGBT people are given the right to refuse service or employment based on their religious or personal beliefs then conversely I should have the right to refuse service and employment to them based on my spiritual and personal beliefs. This is NOT negotiable. Oh wait, it is already illegal to refuse service and employment to people based on their religious belief and affiliation. So what your state has legalized is forcing LGBT people to serve anti-LGBT people while allowing anti-LGBT people to refuse to serve us. This is not civilized, it is not equality, it is not American and certainly is not liberty for all. It is liberty for some, everybody else limitations may apply.

      You anti-LGB SAVAGES are the ones who need to get over your worthless selves.

      All over the world LGBT people ARE dying just for existing, many of it at the hands of anti-LGBT “Christians”.

      You ISIS wannabes are the ones who think the world revolves around your human made religion. It doesn’t. Ted Crud belongs in the trash and so does his “Christian” version of Sharia Law".

      A Christian in California wants to mass murder gay people with government sanction, a Christian walked into a gay bar in Minnesota and shot people with a bb-gun shouting Christian scripture, a Christian in Iowa just yersterday sent a threatening letter with Gold Bond powder in it claiming it was “anthrax” threateing to kill gay people in the name of God, a mob of Catholics attacked a gay couple walking down the street in Philly a few years ago, a Christian father killed his 3yo baby boy named Ronnie Paris because he thought his baby was gay, this list goes forever.

    • commented 2015-04-11 11:48:22 -0400
      That’s why you sue if you are discriminated against there are laws in place to protect you you have the aclu but you guys won’t be happy until you rule the world. but when all the Christians are gone, they’ll come after you. There are literal puppet masters pitting people into hating each other and to make people give up their rights in the name of protection and civil liberty for others and you fools fall for it every time. you have a real enemy and I will tell you now you need Christians to fight it.

    • commented 2015-04-11 10:28:06 -0400
      Right like gays haven’t been waging a war against Christians for decades? Don’t act all innocent about it… It’s about the fact that they are being bullied to do things that clearly make them uncomfortable and they should have the individual right to serve whoever they please. You people need to get over yourselves no one cares anymore. The reason you don’t hear about Christian persecution is because you don’t look for it. All over the world christians are dying fighting to keep their faith. Are gay people? No. You throw a little tantrum and get your way EVERY TIME. when the world doesn’t revolve around you. Last week we lost almost 150 Christians to Islamic terrorists in kenya but the news doesnt report on that. They just care about a stupid pizza place that was propogandized to say something hypothetical. You people need to open your eyes. No one wants you to turn straight just quit being idiots and thinking the whole world needs to give a shit about rights you already have. There are bigger problems how about getting involved in those?

    • commented 2015-04-11 09:55:08 -0400
      His scare tactics are in line with the extreme “Christians”. No one is killing, hunting down, beating or burning Christians out of their homes. No Christian has been fired for being a Christian or turned down for a loan or a house. In this country, NO Christian has suffered anything. My wanting to be equal in my own country does NOTHING to anyone. Making all public businesses serve the entire public is the fair and American thing to do. Everyone I know, leaves their faith at the door of their business. Just because we want Christians to do the same is not a jihad.

    • commented 2015-04-11 09:47:51 -0400
      Not one person who spoke out against the Jim Crow savagery in Indiana is “waging a war on the first amendment of Christian beliefs”. Your first amendment right is pray to whatever human made “God” you want, worship in whatever house of worship you want, read whatever human written religious/spiritual text you want, wear whatever human designed religious/spiritual symbol you want – THAT IS IT, PERIOD! You do NOT have the first amendment right to force, demand, or require others adhere to your religion and its definitions nor do you have the right to harass others with it either.

      If LGBT business owners and individuals cannot refuse service to anti-LGBT dross because it is already illegal to refuse service to people based on their religious belief and affiliation than they (anti-LGBT’s) cannot refuse service to us. Jim Crow savagery will NOT be tolerated and Ted Crud’s “Christian” version of Sharia Law will also NOT be tolerated.

      The religious-reich are the ones that threatened to start a civil war a few days ago if the Supreme Court rules in favor of Marriage Equality. LGBT people (adults, children, and teens) are the ones in America who are being raped, beaten, tortured, terrorized, harassed and attacked as they walk down the street, refused service and employment, thrown out of their homes, and killed. Anti-LGBT “Christians” are the ones demanding the government force LGBT people to adhere to their version of “Christianity” and its rules and definitions against our free will through law violating our 1st, 5th, and 14th amendment rights.

      When they boycott pro-LGBT companies they call it “freedom of speech” but when we boycott anti-LGBT companies they call us “bullies” who are “persecuting” Christians. They demand we respect the values of anti-LGBT businesses but they refuse to respect the values of pro-LGBT businesses. The anti-LGBT religious-reich are the masters of “Do as I say, not as I do.” They are the ones waging some sort of Jihad and all you need to prove that is to look at what “Christians” are doing to LGBT people in Gambia, Russia, Uganda, Jamaica, and Liberia. It is not extremist “Muslims” that are raping, torturing, beating, terrorizing, imprisoning, silencing, and murdering LGBT people in those countries. It is extremist “Christians” who are doing all that in those countries, all of that incited by extremist “Christians” from America including the hate group called the Anti-American Fascist Association (or know to itself as the “American” so called “Family” – that looks and forms how they demand – Association.).

    • commented 2015-04-11 09:02:32 -0400
      Gosh, I don’t know what to do! I’m a gay Christian who has homeschooled for 13 years. I must wage war against myself?

      (Bonnie, I know more homeschoolers who think for themselves than don’t. Just because they land in a different place than me doesn’t mean they’re on autopilot.)

    • commented 2015-04-11 04:16:56 -0400
      Liar. He never used the word “gay” and he was clearly not saying gays were waging a jihad, and you know it. He was very obviously saying that people that were ;losing their minds over the Indiana law were waging a war against the 1st amendment, and in a way Christian beliefs. His main point was the 1st amendment, as that’s precisely what he said.

      Why do you think it’s okay to lie when we have the video RIGHT THERE? People like you make no sense.

      You can’t take one word and then conflate ten extra ideas to claim people said something they never did. He never says gays were waging a jihad, and he surely never “rallied the faithful against gay people.”

      Seriously tho…the truth isn’t hard. You should try it one day.

    • commented 2015-04-11 00:20:22 -0400
      Glad to see that Teddy has decided to become more rational and tone down his usual inflammatory rhetoric.

    • commented 2015-04-10 23:49:16 -0400
      Go suck on a rosary AK. The Nazi filth that is Ted Crud and his blood thirsty parasitic father know nothing about love. They don’t spread love towards LGBT people, they spread hate. The same hate-filled trash that comes out of their Jim Crow loving grotesque mouths is the same trash that came out of Heinrich Himmler’s mouth about LGBT people. You are stupid and weak one if you pander to that mentally unstable barbarian.

    • commented 2015-04-10 23:38:05 -0400
      Nice way to twist words around. I guess that’s all you need to make a good journalist anymore… you know instead of speaking truth. If you have to say “in other words” then I deem you not worthy of my time. Opinions are opinions but twisting others’ words to ruin their reputation is a sign of stupidity and weakness. Christians love the lgbt that’s our job. It’s the ones who think they get to teach our kids the values that have always been sacred as the parents jobs aka the sick pedophilia agenda to teach our kids about stuff they shouldn’t even know yet is what makes us Sick. We are allowed to instill in our children values we deem fit. No wonder homeschooling rates go up. And sadly you are threatened by someone having the balls to stand up for what they believe that you have to be the pc idiots society wants you to be.

    • commented 2015-04-10 19:25:00 -0400
      This is a big deal because this population, on average, believes the word of authority figures, unquestioned.

    • commented 2015-04-10 19:10:38 -0400
      Gary Markle, my husband & I love your Christian Dilemma so such that we have sent it (full credit given to you) to several family members who we have have heated arguments while standing up for our son who is gay.
      Thank you for sharing this, it will help my husband & I when speaking to people who’s only excuse against full equality is, “It’s in the bible”.

    • commented 2015-04-10 18:09:07 -0400
      Yeah begging for the same rights as non-gay people is the same thing as jihad. It makes sense to me

    • commented 2015-04-10 18:03:11 -0400
      Sad that the GOP have nothing else to offer the country so they are resorting to this. Its so transparent.

    • commented 2015-04-10 15:02:46 -0400
      oh the things I WANT to say about this despicable person. The fact of the matter is, ANYONE who thinks they are better than another class of human beings…. I better bite my tongue before I finish that sentence. As an ex-Christian, people exactly like him is why I left. The bible says you are no better, and Jesus cast any person out that believed themselves better than “sinners,” taking sinners way before he takes clowns like this. The problem is, people actually listen to this asshole. Not enough to gain the presidency I hope.

    • commented 2015-04-10 14:15:31 -0400
      The Christian Dilemma:

      The greatest threat to America, and indeed to the rest of world, at this point in history, comes from the staunch advocates of right wing ideology, and I must submit this warning to you: There is a grave problem with the right wing movement, in that; they seem to possess a distorted sense of entitlement. They’ve set themselves apart, and seem to think that their faith gives them the right to view the world from a platitude of conceit, through condescending eyes, and with a false sense of superiority. They actually believe themselves to be superior beings, with a manifest destiny and some strange notion that God is on their side. A people with a desire to conquer, under the false guise of Christianity, seeking to dominate in the name of Christ, their view of humanity being reduced to nothing more than a matter of “us” and “them”.

      What they fail to realize is; if the Christ you believe in leads you to view other humans as lesser beings, then you are a follower of the anti-Christ. The plain truth is; God doesn’t have a religion and God doesn’t discriminate. Any religion that professes to be the only true religion,or that they‘re special in the eyes of God preaches false doctrine. If the Spirit of God is truly with you, it will only be known by acts of “unconditional” love and charity. No religion can claim exclusive rights to God. He belongs to all that He has created, and to foster a belief in “us” and“them” is to divide humanity, not unite it.

      And so it will be, in The End, that those who have set themselves apart from their fellow man will find that they have set themselves apart from God. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more, nothing less. Woe to those who have taken the widow’s mite and built castles and empires in His name. They have incurred a great accountability, their suffering will be unending.

      Even Jesus will not claim to be Christian, but will only proclaim the glory of the Father. And when He returns they will shout: “Here we are Lord!” And He will respond: “I never knew you”. They have forsaken the Word and have become prisoners of the Numbers.

      Those who have put themselves first will be last.

    • commented 2015-04-10 13:12:37 -0400
      Says the Nazi filth, ISIS wannabe savage Ted Crud – I mean Cruz who wants to impose his “Christian” version of Sharia Law threatening American freedom just like Hitler did when Himmler convinced him to violently persecute LGBT human beings.

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