Last week, in a speech to the National Religious Broadcasters convention, Senator Ted Cruz said that the Obergefell ruling will drive Christian broadcasters off the airwaves.
Not-so subtly twisting remarks made during Obergefell’s arguments by Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Cruz claimed “the answer from the Obama Justice Department in the open court of the Supreme Court of the United States was yes, that is a very real possibility that the IRS will come after you, that if your hosts go on air and say, ‘the Bible teaches that marriage is not defined by man, it is defined by God as the union of one man and one woman to mirror the relationship of Jesus Christ and the church,’ that you risk the federal government yanking your FCC license. That’s the threat we’re facing. They’re not hiding from this threat. They’re saying in open court, ‘We will use the power of government to go after and target those who speak against us.’”
Cruz’s claim is without merit. Legal analysts say it’s extremely unlikely that marriage equality will cause the end of tax exemptions for religious institutions. Also, Verrilli never said the government will go after religious broadcasters. Cruz made that up for dramatic effect.
In the past, Cruz falsely claimed that the legalization of gay marriage will lead to criminal penalties for any pastor who refused to perform same-sex marriages.
Watch Cruz attempt to explain himself below.
H/t: LGBTQ Nation
This is the moron that other moron, Caitlyn Jenner, wants to work with.
No more Davey and Goliath????? ð??¤
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Bobby Florida Born
Every time I drive by one of this douchebags signs on the road i seriously consider going off road and running them over.
Is he afraid that people that watch these programs will embrace something that actually makes them happy then realize it was all rubbish all along?
Good. For once, I hope he’s right.
Boo… hoo…hooo… sTupED!
So fed up of these nonsense they really need to get a life all of them !
Brian JC Kneeland
the man is an idiot! He has not read the ScOTUS decision!
God I hope he’s right.
if bigotry is their agenda,; then they should be cancelled
Pathetic nitwit. You lost. Now fuckoff.
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Luis H. Lopez
Once again Christian Isis vomits hate!
Well, we have marriage equality and not one thing has happened to Christians. Driving their shows of of TV would be because they are terrible Ponzi schemes to fleece the uneducated.
Such a schmuck.
Marriage Equality may force Christians to be more…. Christian
Erica Jade Worthington
if any law would cause Ted Cruz to shut up or go away, we’d all be for it.
The only thing that will drive Christian programs off the air is if more people get more educated. So, yeah………..I think they’ll be around for a good long time.
He is not all there!
A pathetic lie, knowingly made by a faux Christian. He is supposedly a person well versed in the Constitution and he knows better than this. The Constitution specifically protects religious speech from the pulpit in virtually all situations including this. he is a just a Dominionist nut case who wants to impose Christian sharia law on the country because his sky pixie told him to do it.
You guys see Ted Cruz eat his own booger while talking on camera at the debate? Too funny http://usuncut.com/news/ted-cruz-ate-a-booger-oh-my-god/
Thanks for the good news, Ted.
George A Bussell
Oh please… Christianity has been around with its various programs like the inquisition for 2000 years. What nonsence
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TRUSted, TransRectalUltraSoundTed, needs to join Scalia in a hurry.
The Repubs can just bump up faith based initiatives with a farm bill adder. Isn’t it great how our Democracy hands money over to people that hate us and want us to go away?
Hey Ted, did it escape your notice that your own evangelical father married and divorced twice? Doesn’t your Bible have something to say about that?
Merv, these turd-blossoms only care what bits foster the hatred they hold. Unresolved issues, surely.
And Trump is just as bad… he would consider homosexuality a mental illness and lock us up in the same places as terrorists.
Tell me… where are all the chest beating gay republicans? Where is Bob to justify his nonsensical support of Trump?
Gosh, you sound so sophisticated with your anti-Christian bigotry.
Ridiculous! But an excellent idea – save the world by banning religion altogether.
@Alistair Wiseman: And you are a total utter bigot towards everyone who disagrees with your nasty and hateful viewpoints.
Do tell! Which “nasty and hateful viewpoints”?
Shall I go on?
In typical liberal fashion, you didn’t answer the question.
I guess I have to spell it out for you.
What have I written that is “pro-war”, “anti-women”, “anti-black”, etc.
@Alistair Wiseman: I gave you several topics. You refused to respond properly and are now backtracking. You have said multiple times you’re in favor of Ted Cruz (who is a rabid neo-con) and that you’re deeply conservative (which is a bigoted position itself).
Keep chasing your own tail.
Liberal fashion, huh? Did you watch the Democratic Debate? At that debate they actually talk about deep issues, such as the Flint Water crisis, taxes, and poverty. At the republican debate, they talk about hands and penises.
I’m sorry, where are those quotations? As usual you cannot back up your rhetoric.
Again, where have I said “multiple times” that I’m in “favor” of Ted Cruz? Quotations, please.
Just because you pull something out of your ass doesn’t make it true.
Still waiting on those quotations.
(I’ll give you a little bit of advice they probably didn’t give you in your ESL class, if you can’t back it up, then don’t post it. You’re welcome.)
@Alistair Wiseman: You pull nonsense out of your ass every single day because you are a compulsive liar. Being a compulsive liar is part of you. Conservatives are naturally major liar.
You are an illiterate moron with some of the worst grammar I have seen on here. Again, don’t throw stones from a glass house. Go back to supporting your KKK backed republican party. David Duke would be proud of you.
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