Rafael Cruz: With marriage equality, ‘the devil overplayed his hand’

Pastor Rafael Cruz

Pastor Rafael Cruz AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Ames, Iowa.

Right Wing Watch reports that Rafael Cruz, the father of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, told a crowd in George last week that the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling will force churches to hire gay people and that “the Devil overplayed his hand” the day that gay marriage became legal:

“The Devil always overplays his hand, and the Devil overplayed his hand with that decision on June 26. You’ve got to realize that that decision was not about homosexual marriage, that decision was a decision against religious liberty. What was the basis for their decision? It was the 14th Amendment. That means they’re calling homosexuality a civil right. Understand me well, if they’re calling homosexuality a civil right, that means that the next obvious step is a homosexual may come to your church and demand to be hired, whether as pastor or a janitor is immaterial, and if you say, ‘I’m sorry I cannot hire you because it violates my religious faith,’ you’re going to be slapped with a civil rights discrimination lawsuit. Or they may come to your Christian ministry or to your Christian school or to your private business. Civil rights discrimination lawsuits are going to be a dime a dozen.”

watch his speech below:

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