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Texas Senator Ted Cruz says gay rights advocates intend to pass hate speech laws

Texas Senator Ted Cruz says gay rights advocates intend to pass hate speech laws

Texas Senator Ted Cruz thinks advocates for LGBT equality have a lot more in mind than making same-sex marriage legal nationwide.

He says they also want to pass hate speech laws that would force pastors who object to gay marriage on religious grounds to perform wedding ceremonies anyway.

‘If you look at other nations that have gone down the road towards gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced,’ Cruz says in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.

‘It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage, that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech, as inconsistent with the enlightened view of government.’

Cruz adds: ‘I think there is no doubt that the advocates who are driving this effort in the United States want to see us end up in that same place.’

Cruz, asked if he believes ‘spiritual revival is needed in this country,’ also says: ‘Everywhere I go people are afraid for the future of our country; I think we’re at the edge of a precipice. If we keep going down this path, we’re risking losing our nation; we’re risking losing the incredible oasis of liberty.’