After fielding a few questions from reporters about gay rights on Tuesday, presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went off on “the left” and began discussing the Islamic State’s treatment of gay people.
“Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex?” Cruz asked reporters at an event in Beaumont, Texas, according to the Texas Tribune.
“ISIS is executing homosexuals — you want to talk about gay rights?” Cruz continued. “This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals — that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.”
Cruz railed against “mandatory same-sex marriage” and criticized a reporter for asking about his views on gay marriage, according to the Texas Tribune.
“With respect, I would suggest not drawing your questions from MSNBC,” he said to a reporter. “They have very few viewers and they are a radical and extreme partisan outlet.”