Ted Cruz Says Planned Parenthood Shooter Was “Transgendered Leftist Activist”

One of the few things we know about Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear is that he told police officers “no more baby parts” after he was captured, suggesting that he believed a myth that the Right has been perpetuating for several months now.

But Ted Cruz doesn’t buy that explanation. Or at least, he’d like people to stop paying attention to that four word phrase because it would implicate his own conservative base. So he offered a different motive for Dear’s rampage to reporters in Iowa today:

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No Republican Has Requested We Shut Down Evangelical Churches or Create a Pro-Lifer Registry

This is a powerful reminder of what we’re not doing after the Planned Parenthood shooting, courtesy of Chemi Shalev at Haaretz:

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Stop Mocking Tim Tebow for Choosing to Remain Abstinent

Tim Tebow, the NFL quarterback arguably better known for his religious convictions, was reportedly dumped by former Miss USA and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo because he wouldn’t give up his virginity for her. (Because Jesus.)

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Dad Who Tried to “Cure” His Sons’ Autism with Homeopathic Medicine Loses Custody of Them

In a disturbing case out of Canada (with somewhat of a happy ending, at least), a father has lost custody of his autistic children after trying to “cure” them using homeopathic medicine.

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It’s Astonishing What This “Quality” U.K. Newspaper Can Get Away With Saying About a Religious Minority

Here’s how columnist Giles Coren, a 22-year veteran of the London Times, announced his disgust of Jews yesterday.

God, I hate Jews. I don’t think there can be a group of people on earth more convinced of their own rightness, more dismissive of other people’s interests and beliefs, or more dogmatic and humourless about their own massively unappealing and totally irrelevant weltanschauung than the “I believe in Yahweh” squad.

Weltanschauung,” rather than simply “world view,” is what language fops use to set themselves apart from the commoners.

Continues Coren:

But it’s not the nihilism, the soullessness, the lack of poetry, the moral and physical ugliness, the shallow iconoclasm or the vainglory of Jews that bother me most. It’s the boringness.

Is it cricket of Coren to slander and generalize a whole group like that, accusing its members of being arrogant, physically ugly, and more? Can a man this bizarrely hateful really have a gig with one of Britain’s foremost broadsheets? Is this the Times or Der Stürmer?

But no, of course I kid. Giles Coren did not write that about Jews (he’s of Jewish ancestry himself). Or Muslims. Or Christians. He wouldn’t dare.

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