Monday, March 07, 2016

Ted Cruz’s Michigan Co-Chair Wants To Ban Homosexuality

Cruz and anti-gay zealot Gary Glenn
With Marco Rubio's candidacy in an apparent death spiral and Donald Trump still in the delegate count lead, Ted Cruz is seemingly cranking up his anti-gay extremism in advance of the Michigan primary by announcing the appointment of an anti-gay extremist, GOP state representative Gay Glenn as one of his Michigan co-chairs.  Glenn not only wants to roll back gay rights, but wants to criminalize homosexuality.   That Cruz continues to surround view an even scarier  himself with and pander to such hate-filled religious extremists makes him, in my view, an even more frightening prospect in the White House than Donald Trump.  Here are details from Think Progress:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has made no bones about his opposition to marriage equality throughout his presidential campaign, but the newly announced legislative co-chair of his Michigan campaign takes things a step further.
Republican Michigan state Rep. Gary Glenn — one of nine Cruz legislative co-chairs in the Wolverine State — has said he believes being gay should be a crime.
During a 2011 interview, Glenn, who also serves as the president of the American Family Association of Michigan, was asked if he supported criminalizing homosexuality. “The short answer to your question is yes, we believe that states should be free to regulate and prohibit behavior that’s a violation of community standards and a proven threat to public health and safety — including, as most of the United States did throughout its history, homosexual behavior,” he said.
Glenn has a long history of harboring anti-LGBT views. . . . . Last year, Glenn spoke out against a Planet Fitness policy that resulted in a Midland, Michigan woman having her membership cancelled after she spent several days complaining about a transgender woman she saw using the bathroom at her gym.
“Planet Fitness obviously should rethink its anti-woman, anti-reality policy,” Glenn said. “If they don’t, they shouldn’t be surprised in a conservative family-friendly community such as Midland if they lose more female members.”
Ia statement announcing Glenn’s status as a legislative co-chair of his campaign, Cruz said he’s “thrilled to announce the addition of such outstanding conservative legislators to our Michigan leadership team.”
“These courageous conservatives are coalescing behind our campaign because the people of Michigan are tired of career politicians in Washington and want someone who has a record of fighting for our values and the Constitution,” he added. 
Polling released today shows Cruz in second place in the Republican field in Michigan, 13 points behind frontrunner Donald Trump.

1 comment:

EdA said...

Sadly not surprising, given that Cruz has repeatedly invited to appear with him on campaign appearances release psychopaths who have actively called for the extermination of about 15 million gay and lesbian Americans.

Somehow I have missed the announcement by Log Cabin Republicans that no one with any sense of decency should support any of the Republiscum.