While I am a big fan of Ted Cruz, and have been a massive supporter of his passionate defense of conservatism in the Senate, it is my responsibility as a journalist to keep politicians honest.
The Cruz campaign has been spreading around a massive lie about Republican front runner Donald Trump, claiming that he supported gay marriage. This was spouted by Ted Cruz national spokesman Rick Tyler on last night’s addition of The O’Reilly Factor. This accusation is not true.
In 2009, Miss. California was hammered by the mainstream media for opposing same-sex marriage, and Trump (being the owner of the pageant) for the first time was asked publicly what his beliefs were on the issue.
“We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite,” Trump said. “And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”
This statement was made way before Trump got into politics, and reveals that Ted Cruz and his campaign are following the steps of Glenn Beck and creating completely inaccurate lies, attempting to take down Trump.
We can even go further to when Trump was a Democrat. On February 15, 2000, Donald Trump was interviewed by The Advocate, which is a pro-gay publication. Trump told the magazine, “I think the institution of marriage should be between a man and a woman.” Even when Trump leaned more to the left, which he admits that he once was more progressive, he still supported traditional marriage.
The Human Rights Campaign, which is a gay rights organization, has a profile on Trump, bashing him as being anti-gay.
“Trump has been a consistent opponent of marriage equality,” the report reads. “He said that he opposed it because he was a “traditional” guy, choosing to support domestic partnership benefits instead. Trump later reversed himself and said he also opposed civil unions. Trump has consistently maintained his opposition to marriage equality.”
On Sunday, Glenn Beck drafted a post on his Facebook account, claiming that on November 8, 2012, Donald Trump congratulated Obama for winning the Presidential election and stated that he “always votes for winners.” This claim was investigated by Cowger Nation, in which we proved that it was fake. Minutes later, Beck released a statement, admitting that he lied.
On Saturday, Glenn Beck is scheduled to campaign with Ted Cruz in Iowa.
Proverbs 19:9, “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall perish.”
If Ted Cruz continues to operate a campaign that is fueled by lies, it does not only show that Sen. Cruz isn’t qualified to hold the Republican nomination, but reveals that he is not qualified to be President. We have already had one serial liar, and his wife is running for the Democratic Nomination.