Ellen Page Brilliantly Called Out Ted Cruz on His Anti-Gay Views

Page staged a beatiful showdown with the Republican candidate.

Say what you will about the Iowa State Fair, but it’s not exactly known for its progressive, leftwing activism. That is until yesterday, when lesbian actress and activist Ellen Page went to the fair and confronted Republican candidate Ted Cruz. Using no uncertain terms, she challenged the candidate on his sad, miserable record for LGBT rights.

The video, captured by CBS, features the entire exchange. It appears that Page approached Cruz while he was grilling pork chops (how fitting) and asked some real tough questions: “What about the question about LGBT people fired for being gay-trans?” Cruz responded by arguing that it’s the religious people in this country who are being prosecuted—not the queer ones. “Well, what we’re seeing right now, we’re seeing Bible-believing Christians being persecuted for living according to their faith.” Page wasn’t satisfied: “You’re discriminating against LGBT people—would you use that argument in segregation?”

At that point, Cruz told the actress that he was not interested in having a “back and forth debate.” You can witness the entirety of this powerful exchange above.

(h/t CBS News)