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Ted Cruz: Christians Shouldn't Be Required to Do Business With Gay People (TEXT and VIDEO)


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, congress, Tea Party, republicans, propaganda, politics, government, ethics, corruption, abuse )

Carrie
- 134 days ago - rawstory.com
The Tea Party favorite said Christians should not be forced to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples or photograph their marriage ceremonies, although he personally had no problem doing so -- although conceded he was a terrible cook.



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Ashley heffner (458)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 1:26 pm
And, I shouldn't be required to do business with slimeballs like Ted Cruz.

For anyone thinking that they shouldn't be required to do business with gay people, I have one thing to say to you. GROW UP. Money is money.


You aren't just rejecting gay customers. You are rejecting ALL their families and friends. Since support for marriage equality is over 50%, that's quite a big market to risk offending. Your business must be doing extremely well that you can afford to spurn half of America.

But hey, they have the right to be stupid. And, I have the right not to give them one cent of my money. How much you wanna bet their "beliefs" will change once they start losing major cash?

PS: This is to ANYONE that doesn't want to do business with gay people. It's not aimed at a specific religion.
 

Roger Skinner (14)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 1:34 pm
Sure Ted. Can they also discriminate against blacks, or Jews, or Asians, or native Americans, or biracial couples, or people who are living together without benefit of wedlock, or teenagers, or people they just don't like the looks of, such as those with long hair or tattoos or piercings or ride a motorcycle, or are disabled, or...or....? Do they get to question their customers about their beliefs to make sure they agree with their own? Do they get to question their customers about who they voted for in the last election? If you allow a business that is open to the public to discriminate one group of people, you have to allow them to discriminate anyone. In other words, to heck with equal right, huh?
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 2:18 pm
Maybe or maybe not but if you are in business don't you want to make money?
 

Ruth Ann W. (208)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 2:18 pm
Ted? Hello? Earth to you?
 

Jinny L. (66)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 2:20 pm
Oh..... God......thanks Ashley for the post.
 

Jinny L. (66)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 2:21 pm
Sorry, Ashley for forwarding and Carrie for the post.
 

Julie C. (18)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 2:29 pm
Canadians are usually so tolerant. lol
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 2:39 pm
Clearing off yet another space on my desk to commence with the banging of head into oblivion once again......

Ole Crackhead Cruz.....not even Canada wants him back......
 

Annemie O. (157)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 2:44 pm
Noted, thx
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 2:44 pm
Noted
 

Ted W. (94)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:14 pm
Noted!\ C ruz needs to "cruise" on back to Canada! Thanks Ashley!! :)
 

A F. (132)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:23 pm
What the Hell is wrong with that man?
 

Bojan Kunstelj (22)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:29 pm
?
 

Anette S. (24)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:49 pm
noted
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:51 pm

Oh, Terrie we are willing to pay anything for Canada to take him back. Even the Bieber can stay! Like we don't have enough really mean and stupid people;Texas had to elected this bucket of warm piss. Sorry, folks I did not vote for him. I would have voted for the potted plant next to him.

A F asks what is wrong with Ted Cruz - Begin with A and run that down the alphabet to xenophobic Cruz is what should be called a convenient Christian. There is too much that around these days.
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Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 4:08 pm
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 4:50 pm
Heyyyy no try'n to pawn that dog crap off on us.. :) Keep all the little tits run south to live.;) Mulroney..Harper soon..be rooming with Lyin Brian.:) all our traitors are protected by Washington or Wall Street.;) Keep em.! Shoot em..Just don't try sending back here.. we will :0) With nice warm balls of his own shit.:)
Got that shyster ? What a cowardly bunch. Globalist shills like shills every where should be hanging right now and aint.:0) Protected by NATO..ya..North American Terrorist Organisation for the Papist demon. Owner of earth. So fraking dead already..:0) Other x Hitler lover in seclusion.. :) Saints my ass. Demonic monsters. 600 Billion dollar man eh.:0) God..jeebus..no end of it. Nuke them.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 4:55 pm
Ha..my marriage was so offensive to the priests of the satanic branch of the latter day snakes that he refused to produce our wedding pictures, I was so pissed..:0) not gay..drunk but not unconscious :0) Cult of Joseph the con Smith..Christ their prop..Ojibwe their benefactors.:0)
GAy is not normal, is acceptable to most people, zealophobes hate everyone.. them selves most..the stink of their hidden sins permeates their heirs..:)

 

Krista Slavin (189)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:04 pm
Noted
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:51 pm
Thanks Carrie...bad enough to read the BS from his mouth, refuse to watch video of him. It'll upset my digestion before bedtime.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:53 pm
Arizona tried that nonsense.....religious snot syndrome I call it
now you can see Hipster stores with signs in them "we refuse the right to give service to az govt officials"
noted,thanks Ashley
 

Susan Allen (221)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:01 pm
And we shouldn't have to hear Ted Cruz spew his religious bullshit constantly either.

I doubt seriously anyone wants to do business with a company that obviously doesn't want to do business with them. People are just funny that way.

So, I'd say that if a business is so dead set against doing business with the LGBT community, then a little sign in the window or a note on their regular TV or radio ads ought to do it. If someone still chooses to do business there, then they do so at their own risk. I have a feeling though that the business might find they have no business to speak of anymore.
 

Roberto M. (56)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 7:46 pm
They used religion to try and prevent interracial marriages. The bigotry that some think religion promotes is a bane to society. You would think in the 21st century we would have gone past these petty bigoted views. But apparently, some religious organizations are happy to propagate this sort of thing.
Noted.
 

Gonklin Brenner (4)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:04 pm
Cruz is awful
 

Gonklin Brenner (4)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:04 pm
Thanks for sharing
 

Mandi T. (427)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:28 pm
And, I shouldn't be required to do business with slimeballs like Ted Cruz.
DITTO
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:57 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 10:19 pm
You're welcome to those that got my forward and descended upon the article to give Cruz a metaphorical bruise or two ;).
 

Roseann D. (178)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 10:23 pm
It was Christian Cruz...not Crustacean...yet ironically Cruz is the one in boiling water.
 

Trina Hawkins (24)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 11:23 pm
OMG,going to VOMIT now ! Everything that comes out of his mouth makes me SICK !! What a FREAKING MORONIC ASS !! I mean really? Don't want ro do business with gay people because I'm a Christian !! That's such a Load of Shit !! The only thing this IDIOT will understand is when he gets Hit in his Wallet ,then I'm sure he will change his toon !! SCUM like him is what the Problem is with Our country ! Back Stabbing Bigots ! He needs to go crawl back under that Rock he crawled out of !
 

Colin Hope (244)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 1:46 am
Done n dusted!!
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 2:50 am
Roger says it in a nutshell! Perfect!
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 2:50 am
oops thanx Ashley for the forward!
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:00 am
Ted Cruz I trust gay people far more than you. What sexual orientation a person is born with has nothing to do with their worth as people. Ted, your anti environment, anti people mind is the really problem with this country and the world. Stop caring about what people are doing in their bedrooms and care more about saving the planet.
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:01 am
Ted Cruz I trust gay people far more than you. What sexual orientation a person is born with has nothing to do with their worth as people. Ted, your anti environment, anti people mind is the really problem with this country and the world. Stop caring about what people are doing in their bedrooms and care more about saving the planet.
 

Arild Warud (165)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:48 am
This is too stupid to leave a comment.
 

Daniela Bress (114)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:49 am
Goodness gracious, it seems as if a lot of people are not able to be religious AND intelligent, sorry.
 

Marianne R. (101)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 6:32 am
Noted - thanks Ashley
 

Pat A. (117)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 6:42 am
He really makes ordinary people despair of the lack of intelligence and compassion in those in power, he really does - people who are gay have not chosen their sexual orientation - does he think they are masochists who like the amount of drek he and his kind aim at them?! Of course not! Try for a little compassion and humanity, please!
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 7:00 am
AniMae is right, Roger nailed it, as have so many others.
I am reading a new biography of Hitler, and see that Teddy would be right at home in a Nazi uniform!
Terri, make room for me, on that desk!
Pres. Eisenhower was surprised to hear that half of the U.S. population had a below average intelligence (duh!), but this guy, and his like, must be somewhere, as the old saying goes, "Lower than whale shit!"
 

Winn Adams (192)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 7:14 am
Ted Cruz - what a sad and pathetic person he is. I really think that anyone who shares his point of view needs to take a trip with Cruz to a far away distant land, Never Never Land comes to mind, and live there with each other so they can spew their hate and distaste to each other and not contaminate the rest of the world. How disgusting and despicable is his behavior? It's off the charts. I doubt he is redeemable in any way. What a waste of a life.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 7:24 am
How would Cruz like it if people boycotted businesses that had Christian owners or staff that were Christian? That idea is just as crazy as he is. It's hard not to be angry or defensive with so called "Christians" when their behavior is so awful. That's why I think believing in ANY religion just separates people instead of bringing them together for healthy and positive purposes.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 7:32 am
What a A-hole. Did anyone see this petition http://www.yousign.org/en/us-senators-tiger?
 

Barry T. (858)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 8:18 am
I think Ted Cruz secretly wants to do "business" with gay people. We have seen this before with loud-spoken homophobic types suddenly caught in a known gay hangout tapping their feet on the bathroom floor.
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 8:44 am
Well, you have to hand it to Cruz, but he learned something since AZ. It took him all this time, but he thinks he's got it worked out now. You tell your Christian sheeple that it is OK for them to discriminate against gay people and then say that you have no problem with doing business with them yourself. Implying it isn't discriminatory what you've just said, of course.
Nice trick, Cruz, except it's still discrimination you're preaching. Try pull the other one.
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 8:47 am
Win I like Peter Pan and Tinkerbell too much to subject them to Ted Cruz. Please what is the immigration process to Neverland? PAPERS PLEASE CRUZ.
 

Gene Jacobson (252)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 12:27 pm
Please, please, please let this man be the Republican candidate for President in 2016! Nothing could be better for the country than to run an unelectable (outside of Texas) fool like this one.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 1:32 pm
No such luck, Gene. The GOP knows better.
 

Jane H. (134)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 2:01 pm
Ted Cruz and his ilk give Christianity a bad name---who wants to be a Christian now?
 

Louise D. (38)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 2:04 pm
I wonder how Ted Cruz can function in the real world, this is an attitude you see in children and not particularly sophisticated children. The fact that he is a Senator sucks for the American people, because well, he sucks. According to Cruz, because Jesus preached love and tolerance, Christian business owners should have the right to discriminate against the LGBT community because they think the Bible tells them to. At least he has shown he is consistent when he didn't understand the moral of Green eggs and ham, he obviously doesn't understand Christianity either. I suspect he may misunderstand Newton's laws of Gravity one day which should be interesting.
 

cathie S. (154)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:05 pm
I understand that it is their business and they make the rules but what I don't understand is WHY. Why does it matter if the person is gay or not. I am a Christian and no where in my bible does it say that we are to judge anyone. It does say that we should love and not judge. I really fee sorry for some people. This next part is for @ Gene Jacobson I think we really should STOP with all the Republican hater
 

cathie S. (154)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:08 pm
Part 2 Don't you Democrats understand that your man OBAMA has really f$%ked up our country and all you can do it t still put down the Republicans that really makes me laugh people who live in glass houses should NOT throw rocks
 

Laura H. (888)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:15 pm
Cathie-PLEASE tell us, here on a progressive site, how "Obama has really f$%ked up our country:"- please give specific examples. We are very opened minded here and are eager to learn. We deal in facts and the truth,
Thank you,
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 6:50 pm
@Gene: You rock!
Sorry, Cathie, but the GOP folk are the ones in the way of anything but their agenda for taking still more money from the rest of us.
Boehner will spend however much money (taxpayer money) fighting Obama Care, and, now push his faux Benghazi crap...in the hpoe that it will hurt Hillary, should she run for president.
The GOP folk will kiss up to the NRA, to the Koch boys, will make believe Faux News is "Fair and Balanced," and deny climate change, until the ocean backs up the Potomac River right into DC.
 

Karen Baker (66)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 10:39 pm
Noted thanks
 

Ondine J. (133)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 11:13 pm
Simply appalling, this guy is a total moron,thanks Carrie
 

Janis K. (101)
Friday May 9, 2014, 8:33 pm
The biggest jerk in this country, I would chip in to send him back to Canada, but there are way too many nice Canadians I couldn't do that to. Thanks for sharing Carrie.
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 1:23 am
What an A-hole.
Noted & Shared. Thanks Ashley.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 7:05 pm
Noted, and sorry I am not going to thanks Carrie. Absolutely can not stand this ssorry excuse for a human being. He may have been hiding in Canada, 'cause I think even the Inuits kicked him out. He must have been taught politics from Brian Mulroney or is it Mul ruin me. Mind you our present Prime Minister it getting his high on oil from Alberta, but soon to get his kick right out of office. He was mistakenly thinking Canada was going to have billions of dollars in reserve, and I wonder why the premier of Alberta, Allison Redford left so suddenly - is our province being set up by the Koch Brothers??? Yes we have stuff going on here too, but I am sure glad Ted Cruised your way.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 8:44 pm
Hmmm..secular people should not have any dealings with the Zionazicons at all..except to hang every lunatic one of them.:) Hang Fema Thugs first, use coffins for the American Corporate globalist owned Corporate America, Washington DC..nuke them too eh.;) Bake Putin. Bake them all. We can take over a hundred nuclear hits and those of us prepared will survive..the rest who don't, no losses. Nuclear hysteria..:) Nuclear absolution.:) Reset the planet.. Satan!, recall the Zionazicons and their sycophants back to hell where they come from :0)
 
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