Another day, and Ted Cruz has yet another endorsement from an extreme anti-LGBT preacher.
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 and listed hate groups, many of whom Cruz has personally welcomed or lists as endorsements on his website.
Just days after “proudly” announcing the backing of Linda Harvey, the founder of listed anti-LGBT hate group Mission: America, Cruz has another endorsement.
Mark Creech of the Christian Action League of North Carolina threw his lot behind Senator Cruz, explaining: “Although the Christian Action League concedes there are many pressing considerations in choosing a President, none are more important than marriage and family, restoring a culture of life, and preserving our first right – the right to practice one’s faith freely.
“No current candidate in the Democratic field demonstrates a proper commitment to any of these necessary supports for a healthy society. All the candidates in the GOP field have shown some commitment to these three, either with lip service or some demonstration of allegiance, but none has the long track record of their zealous defense and promotion as Senator Ted Cruz.”
Right Wing Watch points out that Creech previously claimed that equal marriage would “gang rape” society.
Recalling Sodom and Gomorrah, he claimed: “No longer were their shameful sins simply tolerated by a permissive society, but it had gone much further than that. Now these people were an open, aggressive and insistent force, in a city where none dare interfere.
“Their behaviour was not looked upon as criminal, but as constitutional. Yet as they pushed upon Lot’s door to knock it down, their actions were nothing less than an attempted gang rape. Today, it is the same.
“I suggest the defying of marriage laws by gays and lesbians in California, New York, Illinois, New Mexico, and Oregon — the foisting of the issue of gay marriage on the country by judicial activists sympathetic with the gay agenda — is an attempted gang rape of our culture.
“It is an attempt to sodomize our society.”
It comes just days after Cruz trumped the endorsement of Linda Harvey of Mission: America.
As part of her work, Harvey authored the book ‘Maybe He’s Not Gay’, which encourages parents to try and ‘cure’ homosexual children, a practice that is considered child abuse under most medical guidelines.
Her book is aimed at desperate parents whose children might be gay – and teaches potentially catastrophic strategies such as removing them from school, cutting them off from friends, and secluding them in a Christian camp.
One review of the book jokes: “This is a great book if you want to kill your gay or transgender child.”
Harvey claimed previously that people only become gay because of “child molestation” or due to “other traumatic childhood experiences in childhood to neglectful, disordered or abusive parents.”
In her long history of disturbing and often extremist far-right rhetoric, the host has repeatedly linked homosexuality with paedophilia, claimed equal marriage will cause the apocalypse, denied that homophobic violence exists, claimed homeless gay youths only have themselves to blame, and accused Katy Perry of flirting with Satanism.
Other members of Team Cruz include Duck Dynasty homophobe Phil Robertson, a regular speaker at Cruz rallies who claims STIs are “God’s punishment” for gay people.
Others in the line-up include Kevin Swanson, the pastor who shouted that he was “not ashamed” to call for gays to be put to death at a rally minutes before introducing Cruz and warmly embracing him.
Among the candidate’s continuing list shady supporters is pastor Mike Bickle – who claims God “raised up” Adolf Hitler to hunt non-believers, and who claims gays will cause the apocalypse.
Cruz has also repeatedly 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.