Rafael Cruz Goes Full Godwin Again

When is the media going to start demanding that Ted Cruz either defend or repudiate the bizarre and extremist things his father is saying on a daily basis? He is intimately tied to his son, his speaking engagements are booked by the senator’s office. Especially when he goes full Godwin.

Cruz, the father and top campaign surrogate of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, warned that “if this decision comes against the biblical definition of marriage, the next thing that is going to happen is the government is going to come demanding that churches hire homosexual pastors and churches perform homosexual marriages. It is a very critical time in America.”

Likening the silence of Christians in the face of impending gay marriage doom to the silence of German citizens in Nazi Germany, Cruz asked, “How long are we going to remain silent? Or perhaps the more important question is are we going to have to answer to God for our silence? You know, silence is not an option.” Quoting German pastor and dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Cruz reminded his audience that “silence in the face of evil is evil itself…not to speak, is to speak. See, the silence sends the message loud and clear. We can’t afford to be silent anymore.”

This whole comparison is just so perverse. It’s Cruz that is in favor of denying equal rights, not advocates of same-sex marriage.

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

    When is the media going to start demanding that Ted Cruz either defend or repudiate the bizarre and extremist things his father is saying on a daily basis?

    Now you’re just being ridiculous. He’s not Rev Wright.

  • whheydt

    Actually…I hope Cruz Sr. keeps it up. Then during the election campaign–post primaries–the Democrats can hang him around Ted’s neck in the unlikely event that Ted gets nominated. So…Go, Rafael, go!

  • busterggi

    “the government is going to come demanding that churches hire homosexual pastors”

    Sure, the government can’t even get the churches to get rid of the pedophile pastors they already have.

  • James Robinson

    “Remain” silent implies that they shut up at all.

    I’d be happy for them to try to answer the question posed, all the same.

  • wreck

    “We can’t afford to be silent anymore.”

    Anymore? You’d have to shut the fuck up first. Please give that a try.

  • Jared James

    “This is a very critical time in America.”

    A man who chooses his words carefully.

  • carpenterman

    Who did people compare their enemies to before W.W.II, anyway?

    “My opponent says he *approves* the purchase of Louisiana by President Jefferson. Well, you know who ELSE approved of acquiring American territory? The BRITISH!”

    “M’lord hath stated his support for the Magna Carta, a document which doth rip assunder traditional values, JUST LIKE THE VIKINGS DID!”

    “Friends, Romans, countryman, I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Brutus says he was ambitious, but Brutus is a CARTHAGINIAN!”

    OK I’ll stop now.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Little kids sit around the camp fire and frighten each other with ghost stories.

    Adults sit in church and let the preacher frighten them with stories about gays.

    21st century America. The funniest place on earth.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    What in the world are these guys so afraid of? Most of the folks I meet think I’m fairly nice, at least until they start pushing their cults on me. XD

    Let me ask the religious people a question:

    What if you found out that LGBTQA+ people were just people? Mostly good, some bad or awful, we just do stuffs, kinda like you do. I have hobbies, I like to cook, watch movies, read. I just find myself as attracted to women as to men.

    Why does that bother you? What is it?

    Could it be that you *need* someone to fear and hate? Could it be that without an enemy, you’d have no real reason to hang out in church and listen to bloviations every Sunday? Could it be that if you’d let this all go, you’d have to face that you’re simply wasting all the time, monies, and effort you put into all this religion?

  • dingojack

    grumpyoldfart – see that’s the thing. Ol’ Rafael isn’t afraid that America will be the funniest place on Earth, he worries it’ll be the queerest*.

    Dingo

    ———

    * and he’ll be the one missing out on the fun!

  • Tsu Dho Nimh

    “is speaking engagements are booked by the senator’s office”

    Isn’t that illegal?”

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    “Who did people compare their enemies to before W.W.II, anyway? ”

    Usually Jews.

  • theguy

    ““How long are we going to remain silent?”

    Hopefully for the rest of your lives?

    “are we going to have to answer to God”

    How about answering to the victims of your homophobic policies, asshole?

    “silence in the face of evil is evil itself”

    That’s why I criticize fascists like Cruz.

    @12

    I remember reading somewhere that prior to WWII the worst such comparison was to compare your enemy to Judas or to Brutus and Cassius.

  • cottonnero

    There’s a reason Dante chose Brutus, Cassius, and Judas to be the ones getting chewed on by Satan himself for eternity in the lowest circle of hell.

  • scienceavenger

    I hope I get a chance to be in the audience for one of these talks, because the first time he says “Nazi”, I’m going to scream “BINGO!”