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Ted Cruz boasts about endorsement from anti-gay pastor and convicted stalker

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GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz considers it a boasting point that a convicted stalker religious fanatic has endorsed him, according to Right Wing Watch.

Cruz published a list of Christian leaders who endorse his bid for the White House, and among them is Philip “Flip” Benham, a man who likens Muslims, LGBT people and Unitarians to the devil. Benham was also convicted of stalking an abortion provider, handing out hundreds of “wanted” posters bearing the physician’s name and photograph.

“I am excited to be surrounded by so many people of faith,” Cruz said in a statement on his website. “Believers are alarmed that their values are not being represented, nor their liberties respected, in Washington. This list reflects a wide range of denominations, ministries, geography, and church size.”

Benham heads Operation Save America, a radical anti-abortion group that “unashamedly takes up the cause of preborn children in the name of Jesus Christ. We employ only biblical principles. The Bible is our foundation; the Cross of Christ is our strategy; the repentance of the Church of Jesus Christ is our ultimate goal.”

According to RWW, Benham organized a campaign to harass the federal judge overseeing the case of anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Benham also blamed the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado on Democrats and the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting on the separation between church and state.

Putting himself in the company of religious radicals and bigots is nothing new for Cruz, who earlier this month spoke at a religious conference organized by Kevin Swanson, a pastor who believes LGBT people should be executed.

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LGBTQ pride ‘forces’ people to accept ‘a perverted and non-biblical view of sexuality’: West Virginia Republican

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West Virginia state Sen. Mike Azinger penned an angry op-ed for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, scorning the idea of LGBTQ acceptance and warning that it is a massive plot to indoctrinate people against Christian values.

"Tolerance, in the face of the violation of the commandments of God, is no virtue at all," said Azinger, a manager of a contracting firm with a master's degree in pastoral theology. He ripped into the local newspaper for covering an LGBTQ pride event the previous Saturday, thundering that, "Sexual deviancy is going mainstream."

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Christian university president quits after massive backlash over inviting Mike Pence

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Vice President Mike Pence's role in toxic administrations caused such a backlash that a Christian university is now searching for a new president.

"Taylor University President Paul Lowell Haines has resigned from the nondenominational Christian university a month after hosting Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker," Religious News Service reported Monday.

Students and alumni had protested the invitation.

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Florida library forced to cancel ‘Pride Prom’ after death threat sparks fear for teens’ safety

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A Jacksonville, Florida library worked to hold a prom for LGBTQ teens who feel uncomfortable about going to their high school prom as they are or with the person they truly want to bring. That's why they started the Pride Prom. But after fears for the safety for the teens, the library had to cancel.

According to WOKV, the prom was supposed to be this Friday, with a Storybook theme where attendees were encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character. There would be music, dancing, a selfie station and more. All of that is over now, however.

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