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The GOP’s Hate Summit: A Who’s Who of the 2014 Values Voter Summit

| Friday, September 26, 2014
Tony Perkins
This weekend, Republican elected officials including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, and Gov. Bobby Jindal will take part in what has become an annual ritual for potential GOP presidential contenders: they will seek to curry the favor of the Religious Right by speaking at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit.

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Civil rights groups to RNC: GOP should stop associating with anti-gay groups

| Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Reince Priebus is Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
WASHINGTON -- The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of civil rights groups on Wednesday called on the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to urge party members to disassociate themselves from groups behind this week’s Values Voter Summit because of their relentless demonization of the LGBT community.

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Sen. Ted Cruz to join anti-gay activists in honoring his father

| Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Next month, Rick Scarborough's Vision America will host its annual "Heroes of Faith Gala" where the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins will receive the 2014 "National Hero of Faith Award" and Rafael Cruz, a Religious Right activist and father of Sen. Ted Cruz, will be honored with the "Don Wildmon Award," named for the founder of the American Family Association.

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Republicans push social issues at conservative showcase

| Friday, March 7, 2014
Susan Walsh, APSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014.
OXON HILL, Md. — Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.

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Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee want to deny recognition of gay marriages in 33 states

| Friday, February 14, 2014
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
WASHINGTON -- Two GOP Senate lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would require federal agencies to use a person’s state of residence to determine federal recognition of marital status.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz: Pray to stop the ‘assault on marriage’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Sunday, July 28, 2013
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The Christian Broadcasting Network has released more footage from the recent Religious Right summit in Iowa organized by David Lane and featuring speakers like U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

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