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Watch: Ted Cruz Just Can’t Bring Himself To Deny A Personal Animosity Against Gay People

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Watch as Ted Cruz, in a confrontation with reporters, loses his cool and can’t bring himself to say he has no animosity toward gay people.

Before meeting with donors Tuesday at the MCM Elegante hotel in Beaumont, Texas, Ted Cruz sparred with reporters, including one local news anchor from 12 NewsNow. Kevin Steele says he asked Cruz if he had a personal animosity toward gay Americans, after Cruz’s recent comments attacking same-sex marriage and gay people.

“Do you have a personal animosity against Christians, sir?,” was Cruz’s stunning response, as if it were an either/or equation.

The Texas Senator and GOP presidential candidate called Steele’s questions “highly curious,” and added that the news anchor seemed “highly fixated on a particular subject.”

WATCH: Ted Cruz Tells Homeschooling Parents Gays Are Waging ‘Jihad’ Against Christians

Cruz continued his obfuscation, telling Steele, “I’m a Christian. Scripture commands us to love everybody. And what I have been talking about, with respect to same sex marriage, is the Constitution, which is what we should all be focused on.”

“The Constitution gives marriage to elected state legislatures,” Cruz claimed. “It doesn’t give the power of marriage to a president or to un-elected judges to tear down the decisions enacted by democratically elected state legislatures.”

During that same press conference, as NCRM reported, Cruz suggested gay people should stop advocating for equal rights because of the violence ISIS perpetrates against both gays and Christians.

Ultimately, Cruz just couldn’t bring himself to answer the  simple question.

Editor’s note: It seems there might be some disagreement over Cruz’s refusal to deny animosity at the local TV station. The aired broadcast above and their published story seem to differ.

 

Related:

Ted Cruz: ‘Mandatory Gay Marriage’ One Of Greatest Threats To Religious Liberty Ever (Audio)

Ted Cruz’s Top 10 Anti-Gay Statements

Ted Cruz Introduces Two Bills To Halt Same-Sex Marriage

 

Image: Screenshot via 12 NewsNow

 

 

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WHITE NATIONALISM IS HATE

White Nationalist Congressman Tweets White Nationalist Group’s Motto in Sex Worker Meme

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Dr. Paul Gosar, a Republican U.S. Rep. from Arizona and a white nationalist on Sunday tweeted out a meme featuring a sex worker and the motto from a white nationalist group.

“$50 WHATEVER YOU WANT BABY,” says a woman peering into a car. The driver says, “Can you TELL EVERYONE AMERICA FIRST IS INEVITABLE.”

America First is inevitable,” as HuffPost reports, “is the motto of the ‘America First’ white nationalist movement headed by the racist and anti-Semitic podcaster Nick Fuentes.”

Gosar’s original tweet is here. NCRM has inserted a screenshot in case it gets deleted.

Gosar late last month delivered the hate group’s keynote address, then on the same day headed to CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, and appeared to denounce white nationalism.

 

Image by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia and a CC license

 

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RNC Reinforces Ties to Trump by Moving Major Donor Dinner to Mar-a-Lago

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The Republican Party has had multiple chances to distance itself from former President Donald Trump, including most recently when he sent the RNC a cease and desist letter warning them to not use his name or image for fundraising. But as usual the RNC just reinforced its ties to Trump, moving a major donor dinner to Mar-a-Lago.

“The weekend retreat in early April for the party’s most influential donors will be at a luxury hotel in Palm Beach, as in past years,” The Washington Post reports. “But the RNC has decided to move the Saturday evening portion of the schedule to the former president’s private club to accommodate Trump and guests who would like to visit the site.”

The move will line Trump’s pockets with cash and give him another opportunity to bask in the spotlight of the donors’ adulation.

At least 350 are expected to attend the Mar-a-Lago event.

 

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LIES AND THE LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM

Marjorie Taylor Greene Lies Pending LGBTQ Equality Bill Has ‘Completely Canceled Women’ and ‘Destroyed Women’s Rights’

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Monday used her time to address the House of Representatives by lying to her colleagues and attacking the LGBTQ Equality Act.

The legislation, which passed the House but has not been debated in the Senate or even voted on, much less signed into law, “has completely destroyed women’s rights,” and “has completely canceled women,” the QAnon Congresswoman lied.

The Equality Act, she continued, “has taken away women’s rights in sports,” which is also false.

“It has completely canceled women and I think it’s a terrible thing that’s happened to the women in America who have come so far, our grandmothers and mothers worked so hard to achieve our rights. And now with the passage of the Equality Act they have put men in our little girls bathrooms, sports, locker rooms, playing fields, and seem to care less about women’s rights whatsoever.”

Again the Equality Act has only passed the House, not the Senate, nor has it been signed into law, so it has not been enacted.

“They’ve also completely destroyed religious freedoms and and violated our freedoms and rights in every single way,” she insisted, not naming who “they” are.

“The Equality Act is atrocious and evil,” she said, repeating the false claim she has made several times. “It completely erases gender, that God created us ‘male and female in his image.’ He created us. Women deserve their rights, we deserve our sports, we deserve our privacy, and should not have the invasion of biological men in any of these areas.”

Green has been trying to remake herself from a conspiracy theorist and QAnon promoter to a far right religious extremist anti-choice activist. Her diatribe on International Women’s Day did little to advance that goal, or any other cause.

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