In a video posted by The Dallas Morning News to YouTube on Wednesday, 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke about the controversy involving Indiana’s “religious freedom” law.
Cruz took aim at Democrats in particular for using the wedge issue of same-sex marriage for political gain, even at the expense of those with a “good faith religious belief” about marriage.
“[H]ere’s what’s happened,” Cruz said. “Which is it used to be there was a bipartisan consensus. We’d defend the civil liberties of Americans, even those we disagreed with. We defended the religious liberty of people to seek out other faiths, faith different than our own, because that’s what this nation was built on.”
“Unfortunately the modern Democratic Party has elevated extreme partisanship and in particular this is all part and parcel over the fight over gay marriage,” he continued. “And because of their partisan desire to mandate gay marriage everywhere in this country, they also want to persecute anyone that has a good faith religious belief that marriage is a holy sacrament between the union of one man and one woman and ordained as a covenant by God.
(h/t The Right Scoop)
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