Ted Cruz Launches Disgusting Anti-Gay Robo-Call In South Carolina

Rachel Maddow condemned a “nasty” South Carolina robo-call ad created by a super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, which attempts to paint Donald Trump as being sympathetic to gay rights.

Super PAC Courageous Conservatives paid for the robo-call that attacks LGBT Americans by suggesting that any support for LGBT civil rights and equality is “tearing down our America.”

The ad highlights a lesbian reporter’s recent interview with Trump in which she asks the GOP front-runner if LGBT Americans would expect to see “more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians” under a Trump presidency. Trump says in response, “Well, you can, and look that’s your thing and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together.”

The announcer says:

“Stop! What does she mean by forward motion? What is he agreeing to? It’s not about tolerance anymore. It’s about mandatory celebration. It’s about forcing people to bake cakes and photograph gay weddings. Forcing clergy to officiate, it’s about transgender bathrooms in your child’s school, it’s about tearing down our Judeo-Christian values, it’s about tearing down our America. Ted Cruz for president – now, before it’s too late.”