The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused gays of stealing their preferred term to help further their agenda and demonize Christians.
Rafael Cruz, the Cuban-born evangelist and father of the likely 2016 presidential candidate, told the Grassroots America We The People group that liberals had twisted the meanings of words as part of their politically correct agenda.
“We have to stop acquiescing even to the wording that the liberals use,” said Cruz during an Oct. 19 event.
He complained that the left argues over abortion rights by defining the terms as “pro-life” and “pro-choice.” Cruz suggested the terms “pro-life” and “pro-death” or “pro-murder.”
Cruz also complained that gays had chosen another words besides homosexual to refer to themselves.
“Gay means happy,” he said. “It’s just trying to dilute it so it becomes socially acceptable, and if you say anything about homosexual marriage or anything, ‘Oh, you’re intolerant.’”
Cruz said conservatives were forced to “prostitute their principles on behalf of tolerance.”
“I’ll tell you what: There are absolutes,” he told the group. “Start being biblically correct instead of politically correct.”
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