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Ellen Page confronts one presidential hopeful about his LGBT discriminations

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You have to watch Ellen Page school a government official on LGBT rights

Ellen Page, incognito with a hat pulled over her hair and wearing dark sunglasses, confronted presidential hopeful Ted Cruz about his stance on LGBT issues.

While Cruz was grilling pork chops, Page grilled him.

The duo got into a verbal back-and-forth about both LGBT issues and religious liberty.

Page asked Cruz to expound on his thoughts about the LGBT community being afraid because religious liberty has, in the past, been used to justify things such as segregation. He responded, “Well, what we’re seeing right now, we’re seeing Bible-believing Christians being persecuted for living according to their faith."

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Page didn't believe he said that any more than I do, and she countered by saying, "For discriminating against LGBT people?" He shook his head in disagreement. She also asks the GOP candidate if he would use the same argument if he were discussing segregation.

The Juno actress had cut Cruz off with this comments, so he responded, "Now, I'm happy to answer your question, but not to have a back-and-forth debate."

He continued, "No one has the right to force someone else to abandon their faith and their conscience. Imagine, hypothetically, you had a gay florist and imagine two evangelicals wanted to get married and they decided, 'You know what, I disagree with your faith and I don't want to provide flowers.'"

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Page asked how he felt about the legality of gay and transgender people in America being persecuted for their lifestyle.

He balked and didn't answer the question again, but went back to the Christians being persecuted party line. He went even further to say that he believed that there is a "liberal intolerance" of anyone who wants to live by faith and that they should promptly be put out of business.

One thing they did agree on was that they would both like to speak with President Obama about his stance on "not standing against ISIS and Iran."

On the real, though, Ted Cruz will never admit he had no idea who she was. I'm just saying.

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