Ted Cruz SSM response…

Christianity, Politics

Originally this was posted by Fox News

This whole exchange below was prompted by a reporter badgering him in may with the same question, “Do you hate gay people?”

SEN. TED CRUZ: Let me ask a question: Is there something about the left , and I am going to put the media in this category, that is obsessed with sex? Why is it the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals? Okay, you can ask those questions over and over and over again. I recognize that you’re reading questions from MSNBC…

You’re wincing. You don’t want to talk about foreign policy. I recognize you want to ask another question about gay rights. Well, you know. ISIS is executing homosexuals. You want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals. That ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.

REPORTER: Do you have a personal animosity against gay Americans?

CRUZ: Do you have a personal animosity against Christians sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject. Look, 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 legislators. It doesn’t give the power of marriage to a president, or to unelected judges to tear down the decisions enacted by democratically elected state legislatures.


Christianity, FYI, History, Politics

I just want my readers to know that I am going to comment. I have seen and sadly expect to continue seeing people not arguing the issue but instead hurling irate drivel and lowly insults. Both the ACA and Same-Sex Marriage rulings are not surprising; however, it is not the ruling that upsets me the most. It is the vitriol being used by people who don’t want to discuss the fears that lay ahead.

Christianity did not die in a court room today. These events simply provide additional evidence that the US has become a post-Christian society. Socially conservative churches are now feeling the overwhelming pop culture pressures to conform. Some will fold, some will slowly fade, and others will fight. This has been a long time coming and we have chosen not make ourselves prepared. Now, it is time.

However, it is the ever ultra-progressive block of anti-Christian liberals should be challenged.  For almost a century, they have forced the populous to become dependent on the social reforms and policies they deem fit to replace institutions and traditions that built the modern Western World. We cannot simply “cower in our churches” any longer. Following the industrial boom and market crashes of the last century, we have allowed the State to replace the community. Jack booted Fascists were defeated and Communism collapsed under the banners of Liberty but we assimilated the “Greatest Generation’s” successes into societal apathy.

It is time for the Church to let a nation know who we are and what we believe. That we might remind the People of a rebirth of freedom in Christ.