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Ted Cruz’s Dad Tells New Lie: ‘Pastors are Being Fined in San Antonio for Preaching the Word’

Last November, Ted Cruz’s dad told a group of pastors that it was time to give up ‘political correctness’ and preach the ‘real word’ of the Bible, even the parts that liberals do not want to be heard.

In his homophobic-laced caution to the clergy, Rafael Cruz then instructed the gathering of Christian leaders that if they did not stand up for their faith, God had warned him that preaching would soon be a crime.

“After this homosexual marriage law gets passed, do you know what the next thing that is coming very soon is? … Hate speech,” Cruz demanded. “You preach Romans chapter one in your church, you’re going to be called before a court for hate speech.”

Now, Cruz demands his prophetic vision has come true in Texas. During a radio interview with extremist pastor Rick Scarborough, Cruz falsely claimed that in San Antonio, the anti-discrimination measure recently put in place by lawmakers really meant that pastors were being censored and even fined for their sermons.

“All we have to do is turn on the news and every day we see more and more encroachment upon pastors from this administration,” Cruz said. “All they have to do is be aware of what’s happening around us and to be aware, for example, that in the city of San Antonio, if a pastor speaks on Romans 1, he could be even fined $500 a day until he retracts what he said.”

In truth, no pastor in San Antonio has faced sanctions due to the city ordinance that added gender identity and sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination clause. That fact, though, did not stop host Scarborough from chiming in to support Cruz’s concerns for the pastors ability to preach the Word of God.

Noting that the “lesbian mayor of Houston” wants very much to push her pro-gay agenda, Scarborough warned Houston will soon join San Antonio’s persecution of Christians and impose similar “sanctions [on those] that preach the Bible.”

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