Ted Cruz’ father Rafael continues to be in the spotlight for his bigoted and inane statements. Speaking to an Oklahoma gun rights group that included Larry Pratt of the deranged Gun Owners of America, he said that atheism and secular humanism lead to sexual perversity, pedophilia and moral anarchy.
In his talk, which took place earlier this month, the elder Cruz railed against atheism and secular humanism, which he said are two of the main ills facing our society.
“Let’s look, for example, at the behavioral consequences of these two foundations,” Cruz said to the group. “Well, if there is nothing, if there is no God, then we are ruled by our instincts.”
“There is no moral absolute, which means we operate by situational ethics,” he said, “which unfortunately is something being taught in every high school in America.”
Situational ethics, explained Cruz, maintain “that right and wrong depends on the situation. In other words, it’s a moral relativism.”
Because atheists believe in doing whatever they want, and if there are no moral absolutes, then there will be nothing but moral anarchy, he said.
“Do we know any politicians that have done that?” he asked.
“Hitler!” volunteered Larry Pratt of the organization Gun Owners of America, who was in the audience.
“Oh, we don’t have to go that far, Larry,” said Cruz. “Just go to Washington. Just go to the White House.”
“Of course, this leads us, when there are no moral absolutes,” he went on, “leads us to sexual immorality, leads us to sexual abuse, leads us to perversion and, of course, no hope. No hope!”
He’s right. I have no hope that he will stop being a right wing extremist who says idiotic things like this.