Ted Cruz’ ‘Heart Weeps’ Over Marriage Equality

Sen. Ted Cruz went on Tony Perkins’ radio show last week and lamented the relentless march of equality for gays and lesbians in this country, saying that his “heart weeps” when he thinks about the non-existent damage that has been done to “traditional marriage.”

Cruz said that the Obama administration’s support for LGBT equality represents an “abuse of power and lawlessness” and chided gay rights advocates for their “litigation approach.”

“Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done,” Cruz said, warning that marriage is “under attack.”

“We need to stand up and defend traditional marriage and especially do everything we can to prevent the federal government from forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state.”

This is not a quote from 1967 after the ruling in Loving v Virginia, which struck down state bans on interracial marriage, but you wouldn’t have to change a word of it to make it one. And the exact same arguments were made then, how allowing miscegenation was terribly damaging to “traditional marriage” and how unjust it was that the federal government was “forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state.”

Can Cruz name even one single “traditional marriage” that is damaged, or affected in any way, by allowing gay people to get married? Of course not. So as always, they’re in the position of claiming that marriage is being damaged without affecting any actually marriages. Which is downright absurd.

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  • jimbo701

    Right it’s all the gays and lesbians fault that traditional marriage is being compromised. It’s got nothing to do with the heterosexual divorce rate resulting from cheating, money problems, fertility problems, family tragedy or just plain old incompatibility. Idiot.

  • barry21

    My spleen gulps over shitty mixed metaphors.

  • arakasi

    I’m sure that if they look hard enough, they will find one couple that divorced so one of the partners could marry someone of the same sex, but that doesn’t exactly translate into a full on attack on “traditional” marriage

  • Matt G

    I thought Real Men (TM) didn’t cry.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    “It’s awful when the government defends the rights of groups I don’t like.”

  • Rey Fox

    I’m so far beyond giving a shit about traditional* marriage. If you want one, fine, but I think we need more options.

    * A tradition that’s dozens of years old

  • Rey Fox

    I thought Real Men (TM) didn’t cry.

    Their hearts may, while they maintain a stoic exterior, gazing purposely into the middle distance. A single manly tear out of the eye might be permissible.

  • U Frood

    I refuse to take advice on how to preserve marriage from a party that includes Newt Gingrich.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    Can Cruz name even one single “traditional marriage” that is damaged, or affected in any way, by allowing gay people to get married? Of course not.

    The trick is getting him to admit this on national television. The heart of the problem is that he and the rest of the bigots can spew whatever lies they want and never be challenged on them: journalism is dead in this country.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    This is why my girlfriend won’t marry me. I worked very hard to make this past valentine’s day just right. After a wonderful dinner, accompanied by all the wine and roses money could buy, I went down on one knee, held up a very expensive ring, and asked her to marry me. She looked me straight in the eye and said “I can’t”. “Dammit”, I replied, “this is because of gay marriage, isn’t it?” “Yes, I’m afraid it is”, she sighed.

    Or as my mama used to say, just before she passed after hearing there was a gay man about to play in the NFL, “Why buy the cow when you can buy some other cow that produces milk you don’t even like?” Wise words, mama, wise words.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    … and especially do everything we can to prevent the federal government from forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state.”

    It sounds like he supports polygamy for Utah. He’s about 110 years too late for that.

  • matty1

    Look it’s obvious there is only a limited amount of marriage to go around, if the gays take it all there won’t be be enough left over for the traditionals.

  • eric

    chided gay rights advocates for their “litigation approach.”

    Riiiight. Because when state legislatures choose to pass pro-SSM laws as representatives of their people, you are just peachy fine with that. It’s all about the approach? I don’t buy it.

  • dingojack

    Hopefully his “heart weeping” will result in a build-up of blood in the pericardium, leading eventually, to heart failure…

    Couldn’t happen to a ‘nicer’ person.

    Dingo

  • Chiroptera

    …forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state.

    Hey, asshole, each state has gay citizens that want to marry. If all the citizens in a state wanted exactly the same thing, this wouldn’t have ended up in court!

  • busterggi

    Ted is just a traditionalist who wishes that everyone married for the old-fashioned reasons – out of social pressure, due to unexpected pregancy, out of desperation for sex or to pretend not to be gay. Just think of the millions of people whose lives won’t be ruined due to marrying for all the wrong reasons, remember – Jesus loves it when his followers suffer.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    matty1 “Look it’s obvious there is only a limited amount of marriage to go around, if the gays take it all there won’t be be enough left over for the traditionals.”

    AND AMERICA IS A MELTING POT SO ADDING SOCALLED “GAY” SOCALLED “MARRAIGE” TO IT JUST HOMOS UP ALL THE NORMAL MARRIAGES!!!

  • Wylann

    Like I tell my gay friends: I support gay marriage; they should be miserable like the rest of us.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Interestingly, busterggi, this is why cancer is on the rise. In the olden days of yore, when men were men, women were women, gays were closeted and marriage was traditional, God put people into bad marriages ’till death do us part’ in order to test them. But now that people can get out of bad marriages, marry someone of the same sex if they prefer, or even forego marriage completely and have sex anyway, God has been forced to fall back on cancer in order to test us.

    But even though gay people are giving us more cancer, we shouldn’t really blame them for their selfishness. We should be grateful for the love God shows us every time he gives one of us an inoperable brain tumor.

  • U Frood

    Unfortunately, God has lousy aim, so you can’t just stay in your unhappy marriage and be safe from cancer, he’ll hurl cancer at your married gay next door neighbors and hit you instead.

  • dugglebogey

    Are they afraid that if they’re not allowed to hate teh ghey anymore, that they will run out of people they are allowed to hate?

  • Sastra

    Can Cruz name even one single “traditional marriage” that is damaged, or affected in any way, by allowing gay people to get married?

    Sure he can. All he has to do is find a conservative family with a child who rebels against their parents and church and supports gay marriage. That child will never grow up and have a traditional marriage — which is a covenant with the Lord. They may eventually get married, sure. But God won’t be there.

    If it hadn’t been for gays demanding marriage, the schism would never have happened. Really.

  • eric

    Are they afraid that if they’re not allowed to hate teh ghey anymore, that they will run out of people they are allowed to hate?

    No, they are afraid that if the government doesn’t hate teh ghey, neither will their kids.

  • jnorris

    As marriage equality marches ever onward in America, it becomes obvious that Senator Cruz cannot stay here and witness the destruction of his marriage. Unfortunately, he cannot return to his birth country, Canada, because it is festering in Ghey Marriage. But good news for the senator, his father’s home country is completely non-infested by marriage equality. So good luck senator in tropical Cuba. (Sorry about that Cuba.)

  • Phillip IV

    Can Cruz name even one single “traditional marriage” that is damaged, or affected in any way, by allowing gay people to get married?

    Well, I’ve heard John McCain’s marriage has suffered a little bit after his wife ‘evolved’ on the issue.

  • Moon Jaguar

    Eric #23: bingo. We can’t deny parents the right to proudly pass along their hate of “the other” to their kids, now, can we?

  • John Pieret

    Are they afraid that if they’re not allowed to hate teh ghey anymore, that they will run out of people they are allowed to hate?

    Hardly. Not with 120 million Mexicans and 1.62 billion Muslims.

  • Larry

    #24

    So good luck senator in tropical Cuba

    Haven’t we done enough to Cuba?

    At long last, have you no sense of decency?

  • bahrfeldt

    “Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done,” Cruz said.

    Some possibilities- 1) He’s from outer space, IIRC one of the Shadows’ subject allies have hearts that weep. 2) He’s very ill and needs cardiac surgery pronto. In his case it would of course be microsurgery. 3) “Our heart”, he doesn’t have one of his own. 4) “Our heart”, split personality? If he can find even one. 5) “Our heart”. He has delusions of royalty. Or nobility. Or adequacy. 6) “Our heart weeps”. He thinks he’s Jesus, that his father is Yava and the holy ghost is Saint Ronnie. What a troika!

  • caseloweraz

    Ted Cruz: “Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done,” Cruz said, warning that marriage is “under attack.”

    He said “Our heart,” referring no doubt to some collective sentiment among the people to whom he panders. It cannot be a single heart — not the one Tony Bennett left in San Francisco, and certainly is not the one that was down when Harry Belafonte left Kingston town.

    “We need to stand up and defend traditional marriage and especially do everything we can to prevent the federal government from forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state.”

    This approaches Palinese in word-saladness (saladarity?). Instead of preventing the federal government from acting in a way “that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state,” he should undertake to prevent the rights to the people of each state to being infringed, or impinged, or unhinged… or something like that.

  • bahrfeldt

    Collective heart? One heart to rule them all, one heart to find them, one heart to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In the Land of Teabaggers where everything is a lie.

  • spamamander, internet amphibian

    Perhaps Darth Cheney’s artificial heart sprung a leak?