Weiderpass has issued his own statement regarding his outrageously convivial fireside chat with Ted Cruz:
It seems my informal dinner with the Senator has created a back lash. So there is no misunderstanding, I support gay marriage 100%. I have been a major supporter of gay causes and gay charities for two decades. People on both sides of the aisle need to be able to communicate with one another even when they ideologically disagree. As a Captain in the Army I worked tirelessly for the repeal of "Don't ask, Don't Tell". While serving on the Board of Directors for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network I needed to reach across the aisle to make that happen. The fact that Senator Cruz accepted the invitation to my home was a step in the right direction towards him having a better understanding of who I am and what I believe in. We spent most of the time talking about national security issues and in particular the challenges from ISIS, Iran, and defense of Israel -- these are issues for which we did find common ground. However, i did not shy away from the opportunity to ask the Senator about social issues, in particular marriage equality, and made it clear that I completely disagree with him on that issue.
Yeah, the key words: ...having a better understanding of who I am and what I believe in. Because gay rights is a non-issue on which good pals can simply disagree when said good pals are filthy rich and don't really have to worry about being disenfranchised.
Reisner and Weiderpass are absolute scum. So they're pro-gay and pro-marriage...are we supposed to be grateful? If you're gay and you're not those things, you're a fucking monster.
The point is that Cruz is a candidate who is not only anti-marriage equality (a point that may become moot in a month or two when the Supremes weigh in), he is virulently anti-gay in all of his rhetoric. So what if he's able to pose for photos with cocksuckers? Hey, if he smells money, he'll go after it. In the meantime, he is anti-gay on EVERY issue, not just marriage—he thinks gay people should legally be denied service at any business.
These pillars of the gay community (wear your hardhat) need to understand that just because they're rich and don't have to sweat the small stuff (technicalities, like gay rights), they will be held accountable financially if they're going to provide aid and succor to people who are actively working against our rights. Donating to gay causes does not give them a free pass to buddy up with people working to make being gay legally difficult.
In other news, his partner (and ex-romantic partner) Ian Reisner, the face of The Out NY and the main owner of the Pines, turns out to be besties with Ken Mehlman. For those of you who think gay people need to be big-hearted and befriend people on the other side of the aisle, let's put this into perspective: Mehlman, a closeted gay man, worked with George W. Bush and the Republicans while state constitutions were being amended to explicitly deny rights to gay people. After all of that had been set up, he came out, and he also said he was pro-gay marriage.
Just think of the hundreds of millions of dollars and all the energy spent on fighting to UNDO the damage that gay sociopath was paid to help cause to his own people...and even if we win in the end, we're supposed to forget what he did and embrace him?
UPDATE: Cruz files two anti-gay bills. But he loooooooved Reisner and Weiderpass's apartment décor!