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WATCH: Ted Cruz tells Iowa group that gays are waging ‘jihad’ against Christians

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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:13 AM
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Can't make this stuff up folks.


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused gay Americans of waging “jihad” against Christians by opposing anti-LGBT religious freedom laws.

The Republican presidential candidate made the remarks Thursday at an Iowa homeschool forum hosted by conservative radio broadcaster Steve Deace, a highly influential figure in the state’s GOP primaries who regularly complains about the “rainbow jihad.”

“You look at the jihad that is being waged right now in Indiana and Arkansas, going after people of faith who respect the biblical teaching that marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” Cruz said.

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Now not only is this hilarious but it's also very concerning. When people want you to look down on some group of people, they often compare them to another group that society currently hates. Like those who practice Jihadsim ( albeit shortly practiced in a lot of cases) for example.

So here you have a presidential candidate ( let's hope that ends in the primaries) who has no problem using insane language while discussing American citizens. The way he acts, the way he talks it's almost as if he would consider Christians to be...better Americans, or more worthy of the law's protection than those who disagree with him.

Is that really the kind of man you want as POTUS? Obviously the answer is yes to some, no to others. Personally, I would prefer a secular POTUS.

But, again, watch above as Ted Cruz makes an ass of himself, yet again.

~Tenth
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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:19 AM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

It's hyperbole, but not entirely untrue. He is simply pandering to his base.


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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:23 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: tothetenthpower

It's hyperbole, but not entirely untrue. He is simply pandering to his base.


It's not hyperbole to his base, they think that nonsense is actually true.

And let's be honest, the gay community only reacts this way when the Christian community does something really stupid, like the Indiana law.

I love how conservative Christians cry foul, but it's basically self fulfilling prophecy. They do things, they know will garner this reaction and then paint surprise on their face when it happens, and use it as proof that everybody is trying to destroy their freedom.

When in reality, all they were told is no, you can't actually just decide to discriminate against people and use religion as your crutch.

~Tenth



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:41 AM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower

... Ted Cruz makes an ass of himself, yet again.

~Tenth


I think the above statement is absolutely correct.

I know I won't be voting for him...if he even makes it...which I doubt.


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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:48 AM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
They do things, they know will garner this reaction and then paint surprise on their face when it happens, and use it as proof that everybody is trying to destroy their freedom.


Ah, but don't forget, Republicans and Christians think they live by separate rules, that the Constitution and the right to freedom of opinion is exclusively for them!

It baffles me how Americans don't see the utter hypocrisy in these groups of people. They rant about the rights of LGBT people, scream about their rights and freedoms needing protecting, while attacking the rights and freedoms of other groups of people. To make it even more bizarre, they claim it's freedom of religion and freedom of speech to attack LGBT people, then claim it's all a "liberal conspiracy" or "gay mafia", when people use their rights to fight back.

These people genuinely seem to believe that freedoms and rights should be exclusively for them, they should be permitted to attack and abuse other people, remove rights from other people, while ranting about their own freedom to do so.

The most embarrassing lunacy from the American right wing is their nonsense about it being "intolerant" to be intolerant of their intolerance.

Seriously, these people dumber than a box of rocks.
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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

This is also a good example of how the right wing in the US is becoming more and more extreme.

There are a lot of stories over the last six months of Christians and Republicans ranting about LGBT rights, and using some genuinely extreme language in the process. If these things were being said by a Muslim against Jews, they would be on a watch list.

Like it or not folks, the right wing in the US is becoming more and more radicalized and more and more threatening. They are feeling backed into a corner, and they are acting out of desperation when they get on a podium and start talking about "fighting back". None of these people are actually experiencing any threat to their religious beliefs at all, not one of them, but this bombastic rhetoric is encouraging extremism in their ranks, and they know it.


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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 06:02 AM
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not nonsense.

***The family business came under fierce assault by LGBT activists and their cronies -- accusing them of being anti-gay bigots. Their Facebook pages were smeared with gay pornography. Their phones were overwhelmed by vulgar and profane threats.
A high school softball coach in Concord, Ind., was suspended after posting an arson threat on Twitter.
“Who’s going to Walkerton, IN to burn down #memoriespizza w me?” Coach Jess Dooley tweeted.***
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www.foxnews.com...

this is not discrimination against people; the restaurant stated they would serve gay customers. they said they would refuse to cater a gay wedding, which would violate their beliefs. US Constitution guarantees freedom of faith so they have that right.
the whole thing was hypothetical. the news person was trolling for a business that would refuse to support a gay wedding so they could do a hit piece/story on same.

the media establishment presents this as a 'discrimination against gays' story, and it's not. it's about people practicing their faith, or being coerced into violating their beliefs.
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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 06:08 AM
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American politics.. a show that makes greek tragedies look like comedy .. keep hoping one day they will wise up and send the village idiots back to their villages instead of electing them to office ...


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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 06:15 AM
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a reply to: works4dhs

Yes, the internet is full of idiots and if you do something that enough people don't like, be it justified or not, they will react. That's the nature of the 21st century and the internet. Go find me a small town business unwilling to cater to Christians, put in on the news and show me how they won't get the same treatment.


US Constitution guarantees freedom of faith so they have that right.


No they don't. They are a business that serves the public. Their religion, doesn't give them permission to discriminate, regardless of what they believe. If they do want to legally do that, they'll need their own member's only establishment, like a church or a golf club.

Otherwise I'd be allowed to murder people in the name of Allah and because it's my religion, well there should be a law that protects me from prosecution right?


he news person was trolling for a business that would refuse to support a gay wedding so they could do a hit piece/story on same.


Well yes, let's all agree that the media was out to make something out of nothing. As usual.

With that being said, why was it brought up in this thread as reasoning for his statement to be true?

The whole story was fabricated, hyperbole by the media establishment, according to you.

So?

~Tenth



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 06:16 AM
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a reply to: works4dhs

Round objects. It IS nonsense. Cruz is pandering to his base. 'Jihad'??? Utter and total rubbish.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 06:35 AM
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He is an idiot...

Best thing about Cruz is he makes progressive heads explode.


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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:00 AM
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originally posted by: works4dhs



they said they would refuse to cater a gay wedding, which would violate their beliefs.


And yet they would probably have no problem catering a heterosexual wedding with people who had been divorced, or who had committed adultery, or who maybe didn't honor their mother/father, or who had broken some other commandment. Somehow they feel like they aren't condoning these other awful behaviors by agreeing to work with these sinners, but they are condoning the awful behaviors of gays by working a gay wedding?

I also find it so weird that these "Christians" say they have no problem working with or serving gays (when the Bible supposedly says homosexuality is an abomination), but they won't work with a gay wedding (when there is nothing in the Bible about gay marriage at all). There is some kind of disconnect there.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:20 AM
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I don't get what He's trying to accomplish by attacking the LBGT community..I guess He's playing to his homophobic base?Curious what the Log cabin repubs think about this so called "Jihad"...



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:23 AM
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Given they're running around demanding cake shops bake them cakes, and secretly recording them knowing full well what the reaction will be.

The people that do this are complete 1) attention seekers, and 2) idiots.

They are acting like the guy in Little Britain



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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:25 AM
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Parse it out: there is a holy war being waged against Christians. That's point one.

Point two: LGBT and Muslims (ala jihad) are on the opposite side in that "war against Christians."

War against Christians

War against Christians

War against Christians

That is the message being drilled into those who are susceptible to it in the public.

The LGBT in this case was just a chess piece.
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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:38 AM
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Ted Cruz and Teapublicans brand of politics always require a scapegoat to demonize for all their woes.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:38 AM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Ted Cruz and Teapublicans brand of politics always require a scapegoat to demonize for all their woes.


You just described all American presidential campaigns.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 08:19 AM
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Ted Cruz is spot on.

The homosexualists are fighting tooth and nail to ram their lifestyle down the throats of Christians - who morally object to that lifestyle.

It will not be long before they are seeking legal remedy against Christian churches that refused to recognize a 'marriage' that is in direct conflict with their religious views.

The lukewarm Christians that don't really care will be made to care.

Christians who hold close to the teachings of Christ will be made to take a stand.

This is not political pandering. It is a recognition of the bigotry and intolerance of the homosexualists who demand Christians accept all facets of their immorality.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 08:22 AM
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Seems like pretty much everybody hates the christians these days....if you hate somebody you are bound to wage a war of some sort against them.


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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 08:22 AM
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The homosexualists are fighting tooth and nail to ram their lifestyle down the throats of Christians - who morally object to that lifestyle.


No they aren't.


It will not be long before they are seeking legal remedy against Christian churches that refused to recognize a 'marriage' that is in direct conflict with their religious views.


No they won't. No judge or jury will ever make a priest marry a same sex couple against their will.




This is not political pandering. It is a recognition of the bigotry and intolerance of the homosexualists who demand Christians accept all facets of their immorality.


And there lies the crux of the issue. You already consider homosexuals less than yourself, because they hold this supposed 'immorality'.

How can you claim it's not political, religious or intolerant pandering when your base feelings are ones of contempt, fear and disgust?

And in all reality, none of what the LGBT community has done, has affected Christians in any way, but offend their misplaced sense of moral authority. Me marrying a man does not undermine your marriage, unless you somehow allow it to.

~Tenth

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