Rafael Cruz, father of Kamikaze Caucus Organizer Ted Cruz, has joined the right-wing gravy train freaking out over the possibility that transgendered people might use public bathrooms. According to the Senior Cruz, “God will hold [us] accountable” if this happens.
While speaking on conference call with E. W. Jackson, Cruz asserted that if discrimination against transgender people was banned, then football teams could “shower with girls.” He noted that if conservative Christians didn’t vote or run for office, then America would be “the wicked electing the wicked.”
Every notice how the unspoken assumption here is that all men are sexual predators? To call it unfair is an understatement; they’re tarring an entire gender as rapists and sexual assailants waiting to happen. Where are the Men’s Rights Activists when you need them?
Cruz contends that non-discrimination ordinances like the one in Houston, that include protections for transgendered people, are an assault on the church:
An ordinance was passed by city council with a blessing of the mayor that allows men to walk into women’s bathrooms. It even would allow kids to make football teams to go shower with the girls.
That is a recipe for disaster, for sexual predators, for who knows what. So my call to every Christian is, enough, we can no longer sit comfortable on the pews. And, pastors, you cannot continue to hide behind the pulpit. God will hold you accountable.
Just for the record: all men are potential rapists and are sexual predators. Granting transgender people to choose their bathroom allows schools to force football teams to shower with the girls. Pastors can no longer hide behind the pulpit, and God’s going to hold you accountable.
That’s not an argument, that’s a syllogistic stop error. It’s an exercise in linguistic relativism and Humpty Dumpty logic:
‘And only one for birthday presents, you know. There’s glory for you!’
‘I don’t know what you mean by “glory”,’ Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. ‘Of course you don’t — till I tell you. I meant “there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!”‘
‘But “glory” doesn’t mean “a nice knock-down argument”,’ Alice objected.
‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’
Cruz went on to add that Christians must “stand against all the ungodliness that is being promoted throughout our government” and that “we’ve got to realize that the government is promoting a religion” which is “the religion of secularism.”
Because secularism is a religion. Just like bald is a hair color.
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