Ted Cruz Confuses The Right To Marry With Being Obsessed With Sex


While delivering a stump speech in Beaumont, Texas, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attacked the media and the left for being obsessed with sex, because reporters had the temerity to ask him questions about his position on gay marriage. After fielding several questions about LGBT rights, Ted Cruz lost it, and he lashed out, saying:

Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex? 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.

In his response, Senator Cruz revealed two things. First, he revealed that his standards are quite low, by arguing that America treats gays better than ISIS does. That isn’t exactly setting the bar very high, but I guess if one holds LGBT Americans in as much contempt as Ted Cruz does, he probably thinks they should be grateful that they aren’t being executed for their sexual orientation.

A true believer in American exceptionalism might compare the U.S. to other Western democracies, but Senator Cruz is apparently content with America having a better record on human rights than ISIS. Congratulations are in order I guess. The United States does not systematically murder gay people. Hooray.

The other thing Senator Cruz revealed in his remarks is that he thinks marriage is about sex, not love. He confuses reporters who ask questions about gay marriage with nymphomaniacs obsessed with sex. Legalizing same-sex marriage is about civil rights, not about sex.

Senator Cruz is either hopelessly confused or incredibly obtuse. He also argued in his speech that the expansion of “mandatory same-sex marriage” was an assault on religious liberty. Senator Cruz probably thinks he is being clever by using the phrase “mandatory same-sex marriage”, but unfortunately most voters realize that nobody is being forced to enter a same-sex marriage and that opposite sex marriages are still legal everywhere in the country.

Ted Cruz’s opposition to the right for same-sex couples to marry is indefensible. Recognizing that he is arguing a lost position, he has tried to deflect the argument to one accusing the “liberal media” of being obsessed with sex. However, he is merely projecting. He is the one who is obsessed with identifying gays and lesbians by their acts of sex, rather than recognizing them simply as equal human beings, who are entitled to the same rights as straight Americans.

20 Replies to “Ted Cruz Confuses The Right To Marry With Being Obsessed With Sex”

  1. Rafael’s clueless, what about all the rwnj’s so interested in controlling women that cant stop spewing lies about birth control and abortion and evil vaginas. Cruz proves his teabag twaddle every time he opens his mouth.

  2. “Senator Cruz is either hopelessly confused or incredibly obtuse.”

    Why does it have to be either/or?

  3. Someone, please tell me again how *smart* Cruz is, because I’m not seeing it. Eveytime that yutz opens his mouth all that comes out is incoherent nonsense.

  4. In Teddy’s world, sex should only be legal when conducted between married heterosexual couples … for the sole purpose of procreation … be carried out under the sheets in a darkened room … and last no more than ten minutes.

  5. I think what Cruz is saying is that he’s running for president. As president he needs to be spending his time on global and security issues. Like ISIS. I hope my future president is not wasting a minute worrying about love/sex LGBT issues. That’s not his job. (or her job, sorry.)

  6. I was very pleased to read Cruz’s answer to reporters because he revealed his authoritarian mindset, got testy with them (“Get off my back about this!!!”) and he went off the rails and veered into talking nonsense. His response shows me that he becomes easily irritated when he’s asked a question he doesn’t want to bother answering, which is NOT a good quality in one who wants to be POTUS. He can rail against same sex marriage for hours when he’s talking to GOP/TPers, but when he’s asked about ssm away from them, he doesn’t want to address the issue. This informs me that he’s using ssm to pander to right-wing primary/caucus voters. He’s such a scheming, unethical tool and user.

    Temper, temper, Little Teddy, watch that temper!

  7. ISIS would be proud of the terrorism Cruz has done
    since the ignorant baggers sent him to Washington.
    First the 24 billion dollar gov’t shutdown and then joining
    the 47 TRAITORS.

  8. It doesn’t. There’s another possibility: Cruz may be smarter than I give him credit for, which is a very low bar indeed, and he may just be pandering shamelessly to his tealibangelical base. I’d call his moronic remarks a mixture of all three.

  9. When a man is angry you begin to see his true character; and Tez Crud is indeed a character.

    We have seen into his thought process (?), and his is wanting.

  10. I swear, if we were to look reeaaalll hard I bet someone would find a gay guy or maybe a little boy in this idiot’s closet somewhere. Their is NOOO way these pompous assholes are as righteous as they profess to be. No one is as sanctimonious as all these Bible Thumping ASSHATS. Need to put them ALL under real close surveillance. Bet we could get some juicy stuff for the tabloids, cause ONLY Jesus is perfect and none of these idiots is Jesus.

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