Ted Cruz feels that public businesses should not be required to cater to the public–all of it, anyway. According to Cruz, because Jesus preached love and tolerance, Christian business owners should have the right to discriminate against the LGBT community because they think the Bible tells them to.
“Everyone has to reconcile their own faith with how they interact with others, and that’s a choice you’ve got to make based on your understanding of biblical teachings and based on the best understanding you can come to it,” Cruz said on Friday at a Houston Baptist University forum.
The Tea Party idiot said that he personally is an awful cook and would totally sell a cake to a gay couple, Christians should be able to deny LGBT couples wedding photos, cakes, and whatever else they want–as long as they shield their bigotry behind the flimsy veil of their religion.
“I’m very much a believer that the scripture teaches that you hate the sin and love the sinner, and so, you know, from my perspective I am perfectly willing to interact with anybody,” he said. “Look, I work in the U.S. Congress. But at the same time, I don’t think the law should be forcing Americans to violate their religious faith.”
Cruz did not cite the Biblical passage that states “Thou shalt not bake a cake for a man who loves another man.”
“The Obama administration is litigating against the Little Sisters of the Poor, trying to force them, trying to extract millions of dollars of fines to force them to pay for contraceptives and abortion-providing drugs for others,” he said.
Cruz did not mention that, simply by filling out a form, religious groups could opt-out of the contraception mandate, but Sisters of the Poor was unwilling to do the paperwork, claiming that it forced them to take part in the transaction.
Ted Cruz, of course, had his own spin. “Now, these Catholic nuns don’t want to do so, and the idea that the federal government would be going after Catholic nuns, trying to force them to violate their religious faith, really demonstrates how utterly unmoored we have come from the constitutional liberties this country was founded on,” Cruz said.
It must be very convenient to be so delusional that one believes filling out paperwork is somehow a violation of one’s religious faith. The worst part of it all? Cruz appears to be the frontrunner for the Republican Party nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. While it is unlikely America will ever elect another Republican President–especially Cruz–it is frightening that he represents the “values” of any significant portion of our society.