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WATCH: Ted Cruz's Father Says Gays Want Legalized Pedophilia

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Father Says Gays Want Legalized Pedophilia

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Rafael Cruz

Clearly the presidential candidate came from an equality-minded household.

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Speaking to reporters in Salt Lake City at the anti-LGBT gathering known as the World Congress of Families convention, Rafael Cruz -- father of presidential aspirant Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas -- said gay people are "going to try to legalize pedophilia."

In a short video featured on Towleroad, Cruz says the effort will begin with gay people trying to throw out statutory rape laws.

The Cuban-born Cruz is an ordained minister who touts strict adherence to the Bible, and has previously equated gay people with "sexual predators." He was featured Thursday the WCF event, which has been slammed by pro-LGBT groups for giving a forum to homophobes and transphobic individuals who wish to export their animus overseas. Many at the convention already have spread their anti-LGBT hate to places like Nigeria and Russia -- some to the extent that they are receiving awards at the annual event for their international work.

Read more about what went down this week at WCF here, and watch Cruz speak below.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.