Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was questioned by reporters about the Islamic State’s treatment of gay people Tuesday. Cruz put on his best “Look how sincere I am” campaign face, and asked, “is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex?”
Cruz continued, “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.”
The reporter asked Cruz, “Do you have a personal animosity against gay Americans?” Cruz shot back with, “Do you have a personal animosity against Christians, sir?”
Cruz replied, “With respect, I would suggest not drawing your questions from MSNBC. They have very few viewers and they are a radical and extreme partisan outlet,” and then he cited the expansion of “mandatory same-sex marriage” as an assault on religious liberty in the United States.
When asked about ISIS, Cruz deflected with:
“Shouldn’t you guys care more about the fact that ISIS is executing gays than people in Indiana are practicing religious freedom?”