Still hot on the trail after a busy Tuesday in New Hampshire, in a campaign stop today at United Middle School in Laredo Texas Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz announced that as President he would ban the celebration of Valentine’s Day in public schools, citing its promotion of homosexual activity.
“When a constituent tells me how hard it is for them, when their eight year old son asks why he has to give Valentines to all of the children, even the boys, I feel their pain,” said Cruz to a packed room of third graders, their parents and local school officials. “No child should be forced to ask another child of the same gender to ‘be my valentine,’ even if there is chocolate attached.”
Conservative Voters Support Ban
Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council Action released the following statement in reaction to Cruz’s announcement:
“The Values Voter applauds Senator Cruz for bringing this important issue to the forefront. When I find candy hearts with phrases like ‘I Love You’ or ‘Be Mine” on my desk, and I don’t know who they are from, I don’t know how to react. It makes the voters of America very uncomfortable.”
“We should be focused on traditional family values,” said Cruz. “And making boys wear oven mitts undermines the sanctity of marriage,” added Cruz, citing the popular Valentine’s Party game to see who can remove the foil and eat a chocolate kiss first while wearing a mitten-like potholder used by women when cooking.
Trump: He’s Homophobic, looks like Liberace
Presidential contender Donald Trump weighed in on the issue saying “this has nothing to do with Cruz’s fear of kids being exposed to a gay lifestyle. I have friends who are gay. It’s Cruz. He looks like Liberace.” Mr. Trump said he would still buy his wife a diamond necklace on February 14, whether it was a holiday or not. “Because I’m rich. Did I mention that I’m really rich? Did Ted Cruz ever buy his wife a diamond necklace? No. Why? Because Liberace wears diamond necklaces.”
Ben Carson also shared his thoughts, reciting Sonnet 40 by William Shakespeare, “Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all.”
Cruz Vows to stick to issues, economy is second
$18.6 Billion was spent related to Valentine’s Day in 2015. “One of my main priorities as President is to uphold the sacrament of marriage between a man and a woman, and I’ll start by removing these weapons of jihad from the classroom,” said Cruz, holding up a pink, heart-shaped doily. “I’ve never, ever, said anything about helping the economy.”