• Ted Cruz SHUTS DOWN Actress Ellen Page In Religious Liberty Debate

    B-list actress Ellen Page decided to sneak up on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair on Friday to grill him over his views on religious liberty and homosexuality.

    “A lot of people in the LBGT community are worried because in the past, in the segregation era or when women were trying to get the right to vote, religious liberty was often used to defend and justify that discrimination,” Page, disguised in sunglasses and a hat, said. “So a lot of people in the LBGT community have this fear due to the past examples that that is what is going to happen, so I was wondering if you can speak to that.”

    Cruz explained to the actress that religion has actually played a crucial part in overcoming discrimination throughout American history.

    “If you actually look at the history in this country of defeating slavery, if you look at the history of defeating Jim Crow, leaders in the church played a critical role,” Cruz said. He referenced Martin Luther King Jr. as an example.

    Page argued that religious people also used the Bible to defend segregation and reiterated that she fears that the LBGT will experience the same discrimination.

    “We don’t have a right to force anyone to abandon their faith,” Cruz shot back. “It is one of the foundational commitments  of who we are as Americans, to respect diversity.”

    “What about the question about LGBT people being fired for being gay-trans?” the actress.

    Cruz said he believed Christians are being persecuted in the wake of the Supreme Court’s June ruling, which mandated same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

    “Yeah, for discriminating against LGBT people,” Page interrupted.

    “No, for living according to their faith,” Cruz shot back. He cited the story of Dick and Betty Odgaard, who faced fines if they continued to refuse to allow same-sex marriages to celebrate at their venue.

    The real anti-gay oppressors are Islamic states like ISIS and Iran, who behead and execute people for the high crime of homosexuality, he contended.

    Page, who is openly gay, changed the subject to Christians who are violent towards gay people in places like Jamaica.

    Cruz then reprimanded the actress for not understanding the contrast between violent behavior and public executions.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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