Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at an anti-gay marriage rally on Thursday hosted by Steven Hotze, a controversial doctor who has told women that birth control would make them unappealing to men and has warned that equality for gays would be a stepping stone to child molestation. Hotze, who runs an alternative medicine practice in suburban Houston and is suing the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act, organized the event through his political action committee, Conservative Republicans of Texas.Wow. There is no part of that paragraph that isn't appalling, and that includes "Houston" and "Thursday."
The event's head, a Dr. (yes, Dr.) Steven F. Hotze, is a longtime anti-gay activist big on the theory that gays propagate by recruiting children to be gay. He's really, really anti-gay. It may not be possible to describe how fully anti-gay he is.
Hotze told a local newspaper reporter that he cased out restaurants before making reservations to make sure they didn't have any gay employees and became such a divisive figure in local politics that for a brief period the Harris County Republican Party cleaved in two.So he's so batshit insane that he "cases out" restaurants to make sure that gay people won't come in contact with his food, but in the current Texas political climate he's no longer so "divisive" that the current crop of Republican Party bigwigs like Ted Cruz won't come polish his shoes. And Cruz is only one among many: the "sponsor committee" for the event is pretty much a list of every Republican politician in Texas.
Oh, Texas Republican Party. If there's a lower bound, please let us know. The suspense is killing us.