FAQ: Why Ted Cruz Wants You to Send Bibles to Houston's Gay Mayor

A culture war breaks out in Texas's biggest city.

Senator Ted Cruz speaks out against Houston's subpoenas of pastoral sermons.

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If you want to feel what the Culture Wars have become in 2014, cast your eyes to Houston. Texas's largest city, the largest city to ever elect an openly gay mayor, is right now the center of a showdown with religious leaders and Republican politicians on one side and the city's progressive establishment on the other. The key figure, of course, is Senator Ted Cruz, who has demonstrated a mastery of these crises. It's the sort of fight that religious conservatives have been waiting for.

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