In what may well turn out to be one of the most utterly ridiculous statements yet issued from the far right of the Republican Party, Rafael Cruz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s father, is attempting to stir up fear with the assertion that LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances will lead to boys football teams deciding “that they want to shower with the girls.”
Speaking to a Baptist church in Edmond, Oklahoma, last week, Rafael Cruz, began his speech by asserting that the Supreme Court’s actions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year has led to horrible things in towns across America:
“In Houston, Texas, in the heart of the Bible Belt, that city has a lesbian for a mayor. Well, a few months ago that mayor and that city council passed an ordinance that if a man, today, feels like a woman, he has the right to walk into a women’s bathroom. And if a woman is in there and she complains, she can be sued for that man because she is violating his civil rights.”
Does anyone really care who happens to be in a public restroom with them? Personally, I just go in, do my business, wash my hands, and leave. I don’t make it a point of looking around and asking for identification from everyone else in the room. In Europe, many public accommodations are unisex, but they seem to manage just fine, thank you.
But wait, listen as Pastor Cruz (yep, he’s a minister, too) takes his flawed logic and jumps off into the abyss of complete idiocy:
“As a matter of fact, according to that ordinance, if the football team in the high school decides that they want to shower with the girls and the girls complain, they can be sued. This is an abomination!”
Not only that, but pretty soon cats and dogs will be cooperating with each other, mating, and spawning half-cat/half-dog hybrids that will attempt to rule the world! What will we call our new overlords? Cogs? Dats? Or simply “master?”
You know, I’ve heard some really stupid, unbelievable arguments against LGBT rights in recent months, but I think Rafael Cruz has now earned the award for Most Batshit Crazy Hater. I wait with bated breath to hear his next flurry of inanity.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.