After getting her clock cleaned at an impromptu debate on same-sex marriage with Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair last month, actress and gay rights activist Ellen Page is continuing her argument.
But this time she’s pushing her cause on a friendlier audience — the left-leaning Daily Beast — and has brought another Republican presidential candidate into the fray — former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
“To me, it seems like they’re homophobic people,” she said in a Daily Beast interview published Saturday.
Page, a Canadian national who nonetheless feels it necessary to tell Americans what to believe, also claimed to have bested Cruz in last month’s debate with the Texas firebrand. She didn’t. (Watch it here.)
“I’ve seen multiple videos and read multiple quotes of Ted Cruz discussing gay issues, as well as Mike Huckabee, and it goes exactly as you’d expect,” the actress, best known for her role in “Juno,” said in the interview.
“They don’t answer the question. They say you’re cutting them off when you try to ask the same question again because you’re not answering it, because the reality is that they might be homophobic.”
Or perhaps she just doesn’t like the answers she’s given.
Both Huckabee and Cruz came out in support of Kentucky’s Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Page compared Davis to the segregationists of the Jim Crow South.
“The same religious liberty arguments have been used to discriminate with regards to gender and race,” she said. “It’s not new. That being said, has religion been used for propelling beautiful movements? Of course. But this is not new, and it’s destructive, and it’s sad.”
Actually, what’s sad is that an actress can be bested in debate by a man running for president of the United States, but be given a liberal news outlet to keep spouting her message like it never happened.
Conservatives on social media aren’t fooled, though.
@HuffingtonPost She lost the debate with Cruz. What a baby!
— Susan (@sremkusrenner) September 12, 2015
— Jeanette (@texasfreedom101) September 13, 2015
@HuffingtonPost if Cruz is homophobic, why did he let u berate him for 5 minutes as he answered every question?
— Political Rationale (@Jimbean87055631) September 13, 2015
Name calling is a tactic often used when people run out of facts and logic to support their position, whether the name is Islamophobe, xenophobe, misogynist, or, in this case, homophobe. That fact wasn’t lost on social media users.
And if Page isc going to start hurling names at Cruz and Huckabee, maybe it’s fair to throw a few back.
And then there’s always the First Amendment — not the clause on religion, but the one on freedom of speech.
But by far, the best was this huge ego-deflater.
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