Ted Cruz: Religious liberty is in the crosshairs

How does Senator Ted Cruz plan to handle the gay marriage issue if he’s elected President? The candidate joined the radio show Monday morning to give his thoughts on the issue, as well as the steps he would take to protect traditional marriage and reign in an activist Supreme Court.

"Last week, twice in two days, the Supreme Court disregarded the Constitution. You know, reasonable minds can disagree on the question of marriage. Personally, I am a strong supporter of traditional marriage, of the union of one man and one woman. And marriage was not created by man. It was ordained by God. But I've also spent decades fighting to defend the Constitution. And under the Constitution, marriage has always been a question for the states," Cruz explained.

How does Sen. Cruz plan address the issue of gay marriage and the activist court?

"Several months ago, I introduced in the United States Senate a constitutional amendment to protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman," Cruz said.

"Number two, I introduced legislation in the United States Senate stripping the federal courts of jurisdiction over a tax on marriage. That's one of the explicit checks and balances the Constitution gives Congress to reign in an overreaching judiciary."

"And then number three, in the wake of last week's rulings, I have publicly called for us to adopt a constitutional amendment to make Supreme Court justices subject to periodic judicial retention elections. Twenty states across the union do that. And if these Supreme Court justices are going to jump into the political sphere, are going to violate federal law and violate the Constitution, then we've got to have a meaningful check for we, the people, to reign in judicial tyranny."

Cruz also took time to address his stance as a fighter for religious freedom.

"Where I very much agree with you, Glenn, is that religious liberty is in the crosshairs. One of the things I write about at great length in my new book, A Time for Truth, is the two decades I've spent fighting to defend religious liberty over and over again. Solicitor General of Texas defending the ten commandment monuments on the state capitol grounds, winning 5-4 before the Supreme Court. Defending the Pledge of Allegiance, the words "one nation under God," winning unanimously before the Supreme Court. And in private practice, representing pro bono, for free, over 3 million veterans defending the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial, a lone white Latin cross erected over 70 years ago to honor the men and women who lost their lives in World War I, and winning 5-4 before the US Supreme Court."

"And this next battleground, you're right. Tax exemptions of Christian universities. Of Christian schools. Of Jewish schools. Of charity. Anyone who believes in the traditional definition of marriage, the Obama Justice Department admitted at the oral arguments, that they're next on the chopping block for persecution."

"And I'll tell you what's sad watching these religious liberty battles, just how many of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates have run for the hills. I've spent two decades fighting for religious liberty, and I believe 2016 will be a religious liberty election, and I will never shy from fighting to defend the religious liberty of every American to live according to his faith and his conscience."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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