Ted Cruz has received the latest in a long, long, long line of endorsements from anti-LGBT figures.
The Republican politician is currently challenging Donald Trump for his party’s Presidential nomination, but has faced tough questions about his links to ‘kill the gays’ pastors.
But instead of answering any of those questions, this week Cruz decided to hang out with his old buddy, the homophobic star of Duck Dynasty.
Phil Robertson was suspended from the A&E reality show for less than two weeks in 2013, when he ranted about men who prefer “a man’s anus” over a vagina.
Robertson, who who claims that sexually transmitted infections are God’s punishment for gays, appeared at a rally for Cruz this month, where he declared: “On behalf of Cruz, I got behind him.
“I’m looking for someone who’s Godly and who will not budge on principle and won’t budge on this Bible that I’m holding here in my hand.”
Robertson had previously filmed a video in support of Cruz earlier this year.
In it, he claims: “My qualification for President of the United States are rather narrow. Is he or she Godly? Does he or she love us? Can he or she do the job? And finally, would they kill a duck and put him in a pot and make him a good duck gumbo.
Speaking to To Cruz, he adds: “You’re one of us, my man, that’s why we’re voting for you.”
Cruz has previously bragged about his endorsements from leading anti-LGBT groups.
He told an evangelical radio host: “I believe that [Supreme Court equal marriage] decision was fundamentally illegitimate, it was lawless, it was unconstitutional and it will not stand.
He continued: “I would note, that is precisely why Dr James Dobson has endorsed me in this campaign, it is why Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has endorsed me in this campaign.
“It’s why the National Organization on Marriage [sic] has endorsed me on this campaign and said it cannot support Donald Trump or Marco Rubio.
The Family Research Council is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, while the head of NOM recently suggested gay sex should still be a crime.
Among the candidate’s other supporters is pastor Mike Bickle – who claims God “raised up” Adolf Hitler to hunt non-believers, and who claims gays will cause the apocalypse.