Here’s a glimpse of where his creepiness comes from.

“And listen, we need to understand the foundations of what is being done. When you hear this attack on religion, it’s not really an attack on religion. The fundamental basis is this: Socialism requires that government becomes your God. That’s why they have to destroy the concept of God. They have to destroy all loyalties except loyalty to the government. That’s what is behind homosexual marriage. It’s really more about the destruction of the traditional family than about exalting homosexuality, because you need to destroy also loyalty to the family.”

-Rafael Cruz, Sr., Aug. 10, 2013, Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa

(And yes, Ted’s real name is Rafael Cruz, Jr.)