VIDEO: Ted Cruz Lashes Out Over the Gay Marriage Fight, and Some Targets Might Be Surprising

VIDEO: Ted Cruz Lashes Out Over the Gay Marriage Fight, and Some Targets Might Be Surprising

Plenty of Republicans are too afraid to stand by conservative principles, because then they’ll lose their spot at the liberal cool kids table, and that would just be unfathomable. Ted Cruz, however, is not one of these Republicans, and had no problem lashing out over the gay marriage fight — and everyone was a fair target for him.

Ted Cruz speaks at the Conservative Business League of New Hampshire Rally

“Religious liberty is not some fringe view. It is the basis of this country,” Cruz said during a town hall meeting in Sioux City, Iowa, a crucial stop in his campaign to win the Republican nomination for president.

That view has changed, and Cruz told the crowd why he thinks that happened.

“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 said. “

“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.”

But Cruz didn’t stop at Democrats.

Big business, he said, has “been running shamelessly to endorse the radical gay marriage agenda over religious liberties ….”

“Sadly, a whole lot of Republican politicians are terrified of this issue,” Cruz said.

Clearly, he isn’t one of them.

Religious freedom isn’t something that we just look at fondly as this neat thing in the Constitution that lets us go to church where we want — it doesn’t mean that people can freely practice their religious beliefs as long as no thin-skinned liberals get their feelings hurt because someone dares to hold a different opinion than they do. If people would get over their entitlement mentality and let people actually practice real religious freedom, then all of this would be a non-issue.

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