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Presidential candidate Ted Cruz hit the campaign trail with a stop at the Iowa state fair on Aug. 21, and had a bit of a run-in with a concerned citizen, who turned out to be actress Ellen Page.

The Juno star asked the apron-wearing, Republican Texas senator about his views concerning the discrimination against the LGBT community, in particular "persecution of gay in the workplace."

Cruz responded with: "Well, what we're seeing right now, we're seeing Bible-believing Christians being persecuted for living according to their faith. Now I'm happy to answer your question, but not to have a back-and-forth debate." And he added, "No one has the right to force someone else to abandon their faith and their conscience."

Although the confrontation that Page initiated was being filmed for a show she’s doing with Vice Media, it displayed a crucial component to the 2016 presidential election, and that is that voters should talk to politicians while they’re on the campaign trail. Voters shouldn’t feel intimidated about asking them key questions on issues they’re concerned about.  

In 2014, Page revealed she is gay, and has been outspoken about her views against Cruz in the past. Watch the encounter below.