The Christian Taliban

Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz’s father, hates “the Social Gospel” with a passion. He goes after President Obama and his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, for preaching “social justice”.

A Views from the Edge reader’s response to our recent posts about Senator Ted Cruz and Franklin Graham drew our attention to an article by Chris Hedges that examines a distorted form of Christianity called “Domionism” (aka, “Christian Reconstructionism”).  Ted Cruz’s choice of Liberty University as the platform to announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination is consistent with his father’s views as director of Purifying Fire. Purifying Fire is the Christian equivalent of the Taliban. Its vision is a theocracy.

Click The Radical Christian Right and the War on Government to read Chris Hedges’ article. It’s a little over the top at times, but it’s well worth the read.

When the religious right dug out a short clip of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s sermon to embarrass another candidate for President, Barack Obama separated himself from Wright’s view that “the chickens had come home to roost” on 9/11. The same question should be asked of Senator Ted Cruz regarding his father’s fascist dominionist views, as expressed in this video. Click HERE for Rafael Cruz’s 2013 speech in Tuscon, AZ.

– Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, March 26, 2015, in honor of Jesus of Nazareth:

“Blessed are the MEEK, for they shall inherit the earth. [Gospel according to Matthew 5:4]

“Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” [Matthew 5:9] – The Sermon on the Mount.

 

5 thoughts on “The Christian Taliban

    • Cynthia, Good to hear from you. He’s really over the edge. I’m waiting for someone to push him as hard and persistently as Obama’s critics pushed him to declare his views. If he’s with his father, he’s a dead duck with the American public. If he isn’t, he should explain why he chose Liberty University to announce. PBS’ New Hour treated it very lightly. Gwen Ifill looked like she has swallowed poison.

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  1. Gordon, I just saw this video of Cruz’s father speaking (http://youtu.be/lkMIZPULKT4) and it was pretty scary. Not because of what he said, which is bad enough, but because he is so good and so convincing to his audience. Scriptural references roll off his tongue and he bathes the entire speech in an apparent righteousness. If this is the tree from which Ted Cruz’s apple fell, he is more dangerous than I had previously believed.

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