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Just when you thought there was no one nuttier than Ted Cruz, it turns out there is. And guess what? It’s his father!

At least now we know where little Teddy gets it from. Apparently, he’s got some major daddy issues.

In case you missed it, our junior senator was back in Iowa last weekend — even though he’s still not officially running for president — to address Bob Vander Plaats’ rabidly anti-gay group, the Family Leader. But first Cruz’s dad, Carrollton pastor Rafael Cruz, riled up the crowd with a fire-and-brimstone speech about how Obamacare represents socialism which is also caused by gay marriage — or something like that.

“Socialism requires that government becomes your God,” Rafael Cruz said. “That’s why they have to destroy the concept of God. They have to destroy all loyalties except loyalty to government. That’s what’s behind homosexual marriage. It’s really more about the destruction of the traditional family than about exalting homosexuality, because you need to destroy also loyalty to the family.”

On a side note, who knew Ted Cruz’s dad was a pastor in Carrollton? That happens to be the same city where right-wingers attacked Mayor Becky Miller several years ago for riding in Dallas’ gay Pride parade. Of course, Ted Cruz would later attack former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert for riding in the same parade during their Senate campaign last year. Coincidence? Either way, this father-son relationship is pretty creepy.

Watch a clip of Rafael Cruz’s speech below.