Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz visited Iowa on Friday to speak at a decidedly anti-gay “Pastors’ Policy Briefing” — an appearance viewed as yet another sign Cruz plans to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Which should be a frightening prospect for the LGBT community.
During his campaign for Senate last year, Cruz repeatedly attacked another Republican candidate, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, for appearing in the city’s gay Pride parade. During a candidate forum I attended at the Dallas Country Club, the moderator noted these attacks and asked Cruz whether he has something against gay people:
“I have something against gay marriage,” Cruz responded. “I don’t support gay marriage. I think there is an onslaught right now in this country to tear down traditional marriage, and I don’t think it’s right.”