Friday, July 26, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz: Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled favorably to the Gay Agenda, the Christian Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said that the objective of same-sex "marriage" advocates in America is to criminalize the belief that homosexual behavior is sinful.  Cruz also agrees that America is in desperate need of spiritual revival.
“If you look at other nations that have gone down the road toward gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced. It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage, and that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech.”
-- Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
UPDATE 9/29/15 - President Obama Speech: Gay Agenda Trumps Christianity

UPDATE 8/22/15: Sen. Cruz Hosts Religious Liberty Rally in Iowa

For background, read the myriad articles of Christians arrested, fined, and jailed for quoting the Bible in public (including in California), as well as court rulings denouncing Christianity in favor of the Gay Agenda.

UPDATE 10/19/14: Idaho Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

UPDATE 2/22/14: Homosexualists Admit Goal to End Religious Liberty, Enable Liberal Media to Defeat Religious Liberty in Arizona

And also read how Christians who refuse to participate in same-sex "weddings" are sued by the government and how they are personally threatened.  And read of the arrests at a Seattle homosexual event where Christians were beaten.

UPDATE 8/7/13: Church Sued Weeks After 'Gay Marriage' Legalized

UPDATE 6/20/15: Homosexuals Force Closure of Iowa Wedding Chapel

-- From "Ted Cruz: Gay marriage could lead to prosecution of pastors for ‘hate speech’" by Lexi Smith, San Antonio Express-News 7/24/13

Gay marriage could lead to American pastors being charged with hate speech for preaching the Bible, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said in a recent TV interview.

Cruz thinks that there is no doubt that the advocates who are driving this effort in the United States want to see us end up in the same place as the other countries where individuals are essentially prohibited from speaking out against homosexuality.

The intersection of equality for homosexuals and the freedom to express religious beliefs is a controversial issue . . .

When asked whether or not our country needs a spiritual revival, Cruz stated that it is without a doubt needed.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Ted Cruz's impassioned conservatism has many on right viewing him as a presidential contender" by Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer, Dallas Morning News 7/25/13

The freshman Texas senator’s foray into early primary and caucus country — South Carolina earlier this year, Iowa last week and New Hampshire next month — puts the deep division within the GOP between mainstream and tea party factions in a bright light.

Just seven months into his term, Cruz has emerged as a national model for those in the GOP who want the party to give full voice to the instincts of the base. On the issues they care about — gun rights, immigration, Obamacare — Cruz does not compromise.

“If you look at the last 40 years, a constant pattern emerges,” Cruz told ABC. “Any time Republicans nominate a candidate for president who runs as a strong conservative, we win. And when we nominate a moderate who doesn’t run as a conservative, we lose.”

Last week, in a closed-door gathering of Christian conservatives at a Des Moines hotel, Cruz quoted Scripture and preached small government for nearly an hour, pacing the stage with an ecclesiastical flair. Pastors laid hands on Cruz in prayer for him and the direction of the party.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Rand Paul, Ted Cruz encourage Christian conservatives to engage in politics" by Tom Hamburger, Washington Post 7/19/13

Sens. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Rand Paul (Ky.), both mentioned as possible presidential candidates, were the key speakers at a meeting of 400 Iowa ministers and their spouses. The senators also attended an Iowa Republican Party fundraiser.

Cruz drew a strong response Friday from the religious leaders with an emotional appeal to Christians “to hold party leaders accountable” and to engage politically. Paul issued a similar call to action in a more low-key address to the Iowa Renewal Project, the state chapter of a national organization that is likely to begin similar operations soon in other states.

In addition to the Iowa pastors, there were several African American and Latino church leaders from other states in attendance.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 5/23/14: Sen. Ted Cruz' father, Rev. Rafael Cruz says Christians are under attack (video):

UPDATE 1/10/14: From "The Day Religious Liberty Died" by Austin Ruse

The [U.S. Supreme] Court established the Sherbert Test [in the 1960s] with some criteria to determine if the government had violated a person’s religious liberty. The person had to have a sincere religious belief upon which the government had placed a substantial burden for acting on that belief. The government must show there was a “compelling state interest” to burden the believer and that the government has acted in the least restrictive manner to further this compelling interest.

This is a high bar.

The 1990 [Supreme Court] Smith decision [which gutted the Sherbert decision] precipitated a huge reaction from the religious community and civil libertarians. Christians of right and left, along with the secular left, were galvanized. This unique coalition, which included the ACLU, World Jewish Congress, along with the Christian Legal Society and the Traditional Values Coalition, demanded redress.

. . . The coalition called a meeting on July 22, 1999 [which became its last] . . . The new objection from the left was that religious freedom would be used to trump the rights of gays. Such objections were not part of the debate only a few years before. But now they stopped legislation to protect religious believers, and sundered one of the most potent left-right coalitions in U.S. history.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Nationwide Marriage Amendment Puts Republican Party to the Test

And read this poll: Gay Agenda Complete when Christians Muzzled

It all comes down to this: 'Gay Rights' Winning, Loss of Religious Liberty Documented - Washington Post writer demonstrates it's a "zero sum" game: Winning homosexual 'rights' means Christians must lose freedom of religion.

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