Oh, Ted Cruz.
The ultra-right-wing Senator and Republican candidate for the Presidency was out in full force at the Iowa State Fair this week ready to
debate lecture all potential voters about a range of social issues!
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When one of those randos turned out to be none other than Ellen Page confronting Cruz about LGBT rights, the Senator didn't exactly foster discussion and debate — which, ya know, might be something a politician ought to do.
Page confronted cruz in front of TV cameras on Friday over "the persecution of gays in the workplace and LGBT rights," and said to the Senator:
"What about the question about LGBT people being fired for being gay-trans?"
To Cruz, of course, that's not actually the issue — the issue is that Christians are being persecuted in this country:
"Well, what we're seeing right now, we're seeing Bible-believing Christians being persecuted for living according to their faith."
That's of course 1,000% wrong, but please, Mr. Senator, tell us more about your experience with persecution while running for the highest office in the land…
Page responded to Cruz's Christian persecution contention:
"You're discriminating against LGBT people. Well, would you use that argument in segregation?"
But… Cruz shut that right down:
"Now I'm happy to answer your question, but not to have a back-and-forth debate."
Because why on Earth would you want to encourage a discussion between two people about something as important as human rights when you can just be lectured by an out-of-touch and ultimately irrelevant wannabe-President, right?! Please…
Ch-ch-check out the entire confrontation on video (below):
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Keep fighting the good fight, Ellen! We support you 100%!!
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