THUMBS DOWN.


You know there is that thing called "gay Republicans"? Yeah, it's pretty weird to us too. It's like, "Oh you only vote that way because you're white and you have money and your tax cuts are more important to you than your fellow human beings," and they're like "Yeah, AND ALSO REASONS." Anyway, that is why a gay Republican man asked Ted Cruz at a "Good Morning America" town hall Monday morning what President Cruz would do to protect dude and his husband from insane anti-gay "religious liberty" laws.

Surprise, Ted Cruz will not protect the gays. He has some bullshit talking points to spew though!

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GAY REPUBLICAN TODD CALONGNE: I'm a lifelong Republican and I've been married to my husband for two years now. And my question is, I've noticed a lot of religious freedom laws and ... institutionalized discrimination laws happening around the country. What would you as president do protect me and my husband from that institutionalized discrimination?

CRUZ: Well listen, when it comes to religious liberty, religious liberty is something that protects every one of us. It is the very ... first phrase protected in the first amendment of the Bill Of Rights. And religious liberty, it applies to Christians, it applies to Jews, it applies to Muslims, it applies to atheists. All of us we want to live in a world where we don’t have the government dictating our beliefs, dictating how we live. We have a right to live according to our faith, according to our conscience. That freedom ultimately protects each and every one of us. We shouldn’t have the right to force others to knuckle under and give up their faith, give up their belief. [...]

I think keeping the government out of the way of your lives protects every one of us.

That ... is not remotely an answer to the question the gay Republican (who is leaning toward supporting Donald Trump by the way, lest you're start to feel sympathy for him) asked.

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/583921/gay-hating-oregon-cake-bakers-satan-cancelled-our-gofundme-no-not-kidding"></a>[/wonkbar]Unless Ted Cruz is saying that the best way for gays to be protected from "religious freedom" laws is just to shut up and promise never to commit Satan-loving tyranny against a Sincere Bible-Believing Christian by asking them to bake a cake or arrange some flowers.

Robin Roberts the nice lesbian ABC journalist, was there and she, as nicely as possible, said hey Ted Cruz, that is bullshit, please answer the question:

ROBERTS: But when you talk about freedom, a lot of people would say "Doesn't everybody have the freedom to be treated equally?"

CRUZ: Of course we do, and the First Amendment protects everyone equally. It protects our faith. It protects the faith of an Orthodox Jew to follow his our her faith without the government getting in the way and regulating kosher delis ...

THAT IS NOT WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, TED CRUZ. We are asking, now that the Supreme Court has legalized marriage equality nationwide, how is it even reasonable for businesses to be able to turn gays away for business because they believe Jesus says gay people are gross? For God's sake.

For the record, though, kosher delis should have to serve everybody too, as long as they're ordering what's on the menu. If a gay couple came and said, "We would like to buy your kosher meat assortment," the owner should say "Mazel tov!" If gays said, "We would like you to make us pork cake," that would be very rude and we would support the deli denying that request.

George Snuffleupagus tried one more time and Ted Cruz said some blah blah about "five unelected lawyers" on the Supreme Court, yadda yadda dumb words, and the gay Republican Trump supporter did not get his question answered.

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/580444/ted-cruz-would-be-very-bad-news-for-gays-if-he-were-president-lol"></a>[/wonkbar]The truth is that Ted Cruz is a super dick when it comes to gay rights, and always has been, but it's not socially acceptable to yell "God hates fags!" anymore, and that's why we have all this annoying dog-whistling horseshit about religious freedom, the end.

[Towleroad]

Evan Hurst

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