During a recent appearance on the Christian Broadcasting Network, a Texas politician boldly predicted that tolerance of equal rights for LGBT people will result in Christianity being defined as “hate speech.”
During his interview with Sen. Ted Cruz, host David Brody told Cruz that activists saw the opposition to same-sex marriage as “hate speech from the pulpit.”
“If you look at other nations that have gone down the road toward gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced,” Cruz said. “It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage, that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech, as inconsistent with the enlightened view of government.”
He added: “I think there is no doubt that the advocates who are driving this effort in the United States want to see us end up in that same place.”
Cruz also remarked to Brody that the country was in need of a spiritual revival because “we’re at the edge of a precipice,” Raw Story reported.
“If we keep going down this path we’re risking losing our nation, we’re risking losing the incredible oasis of liberty,” he said.
The video from the CBN is below: