This Week In Crazy: Will The Real Klansman Please Stand Up?
2. Ted Cruz
Nobody quite sells the Christian persecution narrative with the unctuous, victim-baiting sleaze of Senator Ted Cruz.
To hear Cruz tell it, Christian Americans are living in an Orwellian hellscape — fearfully practicing their persecuted faith in icy, unlit corners of the Republic, where the All-Seeing Eye of Big Secular Brother cannot penetrate. “Religious liberty” legislation in this schema is the last bastion protecting Christians from an oppressive government — and not, you know, a license to ignore someone else’s civil liberties.
As Right Wing Watch has reported, Cruz has used his pulpit to pitch his preposterous fantasia about Christian victimhood many, many times — including suggesting, absurdly, that a Democratic Executive Branch could sic the FCC on Christian broadcasters and pull them off the air or that churches will lose their tax exemption because of this gay “jihad.”
Cruz predictably used his speech at CPAC to play up these familiar themes. “We are one liberal justice away from the Supreme Court ruling that government can take our religious liberty away and force every one of us to violate our faith on penalty of prison or fine,” he said. “We are one liberal justice away from the Supreme Court ordering Ten Commandments monuments torn down all over this country.”
One day Adam and Steve are tying the knot; the next thing you know, we’re sandblasting stone tablets.
You can view video of Cruz’s CPAC speech below:
Update: America’s Finest News Source tells us Cruz’s nightmare scenario may already be happening!
Hat tip Right Wing Watch. Video courtesy American Conservative Union.