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Ted Cruz: Gay marriage could put our 1st Amendment rights at risk [July 23, 2013]
Pundit Press ^ | July 23, 2013

Posted on 04/24/2014 9:14:43 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Liberal heads begin to explode in 5..4…3…2…1

During an interview this past Friday with CBN’s David Brody, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stressed that gay marriage could put our 1st Amendment protections at risk.

“If you look at other nations that have gone down the road towards gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced.

“It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage and that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech — as inconsistent with the enlightened view of government.

“I think there is no doubt that the advocates who are driving this effort in the United States want to see us end up in that same place,” Cruz said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; 2014election; 2016election; cruz; davidbrody; election2014; election2016; firstamendment; homosexualagenda; tedcruz; texas
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1 posted on 04/24/2014 9:14:43 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; ColdOne; Monterrosa-24; ilgipper; exnavy; MarMema; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 04/24/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I never DISliked ted.

But Every day i LIKE him more and more!


3 posted on 04/24/2014 9:18:33 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SoConPubbie

That whole kerfuffle has nothing to do with defending rights, and everything to do with coercion, and the thwarting of rights.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 9:21:17 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted, Ted, Ted.

(tsk tsk)

Haven’t you been told already to IGNORE these silly social issues and focus on jobs, economy, Obamacare and so on?

/sarc


5 posted on 04/24/2014 9:23:43 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

We’d better wake up and realize this is how Obama means to totally wipe our 1st amendment rights out. Now is the deciding time. If we falter, we have nobody but ourselves to blame.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 9:24:32 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: SoConPubbie
It gets enforced against Christian pastors...

And make no mistake about it. Only Christians and Jews will be targeted.

Remember the Christian bakers who refused to make a gay cake? They were slapped down hard. By muslim taxi drivers in Cleveland can refuse to drive cabs with gay advertisements, and it's no big deal.

Muslim taxi drivers refuse to drive cabs

7 posted on 04/24/2014 9:25:17 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz with Pat Campbell
8 posted on 04/24/2014 9:25:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SoConPubbie

Mr. Cruz is correct. The gay fascist were never going to be happy just getting gay marriage. They want to take over our society and crush any opposition.


9 posted on 04/24/2014 9:26:43 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SoConPubbie

10 posted on 04/24/2014 9:26:48 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SoConPubbie; P-Marlowe

Consistently, Ted Cruz is right on the money.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted Cruz is hands down the most articulate, sharpest and TRUE believer in conservatism.

He doesn't just spout the conservative line when he wants vote. It tells the truth, sticks to his core beliefs and let's the chips fall where they may.

If he's got a political adviser he needs to give them a raise. If he doesn't have an adviser he should never hire one.

12 posted on 04/24/2014 9:29:48 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]

13 posted on 04/24/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SoConPubbie.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 9:31:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Rusty0604
It not only could, it already has. See the New Mexico case of the florist who refused to do a gay wedding on first amendment grounds.

And sadly, a large number of Americans have been brainwashed to think that "equal access" trumps the first amendment

15 posted on 04/24/2014 9:37:37 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoConPubbie

When did “hate speech” come about? Why can’t you hate something that someone else loves and talk about it? Why doesn’t the 1st Amendment protect even hate speech?

Forget yelling FIRE in a crowded theatre.....it is not the same!


16 posted on 04/24/2014 9:39:35 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I believe they are actively looking for businesses that provide any wedding service looking for someone to sue.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted is so right. That’s what happened in Canada. Pastors were taken to prison.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 9:51:04 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Rusty0604
That's the whole idea.

And more and more people are beginning to see it now that the old mask of "We just want hospital visitation rights" or "We just want to be left alone to do our thing" has come off for all but the most blind.

19 posted on 04/24/2014 10:06:05 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Leaning Right

Good point, I’m going to steal that


20 posted on 04/24/2014 10:18:56 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: SunkenCiv

Rand Paul has been shooting himself in the foot on these conservative issues for awhile, expect more of this in the primary hopefully it will turn primary voters off.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 10:21:30 AM PDT by erod
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To: rightwingcrazy
That whole kerfuffle has nothing to do with defending rights, and everything to do with coercion, and the thwarting of rights.

Yep. The gay agenda operates on the assumption that individual, peaceful, free rejection of the open display of homosexuality (imagine what would happen if theme parks kicked out obvious same-sex romantic couples, which I believe they would if they could) is the equivalent of outlawing their personal homosexuality. Sure, states have laws against sodomy, but on a real plane, civilized Christian society operates on a "Do unto others" model, which works very well. Discretion is the better part of valor. Everybody gets along.

Here we have a situation that sets itself up as the force of LAW decreeing that adoption agencies cooperate equally with homosexual "parents" as father-mother parents. Twisted and perverse. All humans have the God-given right to peacefully discriminate against open homosexuality or not, to whatever degree.

22 posted on 04/24/2014 10:29:52 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Mount Athos
Good point, I’m going to steal that

Please do more than steal it. Spread it around. Folks need to know how the Christian bakers were treated as opposed to how the muslim cab drivers were treated.

Christian bakers: horrible bigots
muslim cab drivers: simply following their religious beliefs

23 posted on 04/24/2014 11:02:21 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

Christian bakers: horrible bigots
muslim cab drivers: simply following their religious beliefs

BTTT!!


24 posted on 04/24/2014 11:03:51 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Although true, I don’t like this issued posed from merely the “free speech” standpoint. It is much more profound than that.

It is the forcing of a reordering of reality which cannot work.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 11:51:18 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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