Rafael Cruz, the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), recently claimed that an anti-discrimination law in Houston would enable sex predators.
During a conference call on Tuesday with Bishop E.W. Jackson and his supporters, Rafael slammed a non-discrimination ordinance that protects LGBT people, noted RawStory.com (audio below).
"We see the church being attacked directly, we saw what happened in the last couple of months in Houston, Texas," said Rafael. “When an ordinance was passed by the city council with a blessing of the mayor that allows men to walk into women’s bathrooms, even would allow kids to make football teams to go shower with the girls. That is a recipe for disaster, for sexual predators, for who knows what."
MSNBC reported in May 2014 that Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance "bans discrimination in housing and employment among 14 characteristics – including protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity."
However, the so-called "bathroom clause" that would have allowed transgender people to use the bathroom of the sex in which they self-identify with was taken out of the ordinance before it was passed.
Later in the call, Rafael said, “So my call to every Christian is, enough, we can no longer sit comfortable on the pews. And, pastors, you cannot continue to hide behind the pulpit. God will hold you accountable if you do not become a shepard that leads the sheep.”