Friday, December 18, 2015

Ted Cruz Continues to Garner Hate Group Support

As noted in a previous post, Ted Cruz is increasingly the candidate of choice among far right Christian hate groups that hide behind the label of "family values" organizations.  Many of these groups are not only virulently anti-gay but are also stridently anti-immigrant and have overt white supremacists leanings.   Indeed, they make up the leadership of those I refer to as Christofascists.  Yesterday, Cruz picked up another hate group endorsement when James Dobson, founder of both Focus On The Family and the Family Research Council, endorsed Cruz.  Here is part of Dobson's disingenuous statement via press release.
“Ted Cruz’s record on religious liberty, life, and marriage is second to none in this Republican field,” Dobson said. “I have met with the senator on multiple occasions: he is brilliant, articulate, and informed. Shirley and I have been praying for a leader such as this, and we are confident that Ted Cruz has the moral and spiritual foundations to lead our nation with excellence. Speaking as private individuals, we urge conservatives and people of faith to join us in supporting his race for the presidency.”
Both Focus On The Family and the Family Research Council disseminate deliberate lies about LGBT Americans and other demographic groups.  How Focus on the Family has avoided a formal hate group designation is mind boggling (FRC has been so categorized).  Make no mistake, Dobson has wants a Christian theocracy in America and is a proponent of license to discriminate laws and has signed the Manhattan Declaration, which calls on Christians to disobey LGBT civil rights and non-discrimination laws.  His endorsement of Cruz ought to send decent, thoughtful individuals - admittedly a rare breed in today's GOP - running and screaming away from Cruz. Cruz is very, very dangerous.

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