I was surprised to learn from Senator Ted Cruz’s dad, Pastor Rafeal Cruz, that the Founding Fathers left something out of our Constitution. Apparently, instead of, “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America,” it should have added, “and we do all of this to bring honor and glory to Jesus Christ.”
Odd that the Founders seemed to have somehow forgotten that fundamental statement. But Cruz Sr. did NOT miss it, announcing this past April that, “The United States of America was formed to honor the word of God.” This is the same God-appointed prophet who, in a sermon at a Texas Mega-church last year that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, indicated that his son was,
“…among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers.”
Now the issue of America’s status as a “Christian Nation” has been debated from every possible angle, but nowhere in the Constitution is there any admonitions to follow Christ or to place “God’s Law” over the laws of man. As a matter of fact,
“Religion makes only one direct and obvious appearance in the original Constitution that seems to point to a desire for some degree of religious freedom. That appearance is in Article 6, at the end of the third clause: ‘[N]o religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.'”
And that’s it! The most direct statement about this topic was found in the obscure Treaty of Tripoli in 1796 (seven years after the Constitution), a treaty signed and endorsed by none other than John Adams. If I’m not mistaken, he was a founding father! The treaty said, “As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…” That’s seems pretty definitive to me.
The really scary thing about Pastor Cruz however, (other than Cruz Junior of course), is his tendency to believe (and spread) some of the biggest damnable lies, such as:
“Obama has ‘a clear agenda…to destroy American exceptionalism’—and “to achieve a ‘worldwide redistribution of wealth’ and ‘make us subject to the United Nations.’ The United States as a ‘Christian nation’; death panels; social justice a cancer; gay rights a conspiracy; the ‘wicked’ in charge in Washington; women inferior to men as spiritual leaders; Obama a Muslim-favoring, God-hating, Marxist Kenyan; End Times; a UN worldwide dictatorship; states’ rights; free markets over all—Rafael Cruz blends the far reaches of extreme conservatism and Christian fundamentalism”
Watch the insanity in this video from MSNBC:
Lately I’ve been bombarded with media coverage of people like Pastor Cruz and his son, that seem to evoke an old familiar quote in my head. Although the source is unclear, typically Sinclair Lewis is credited with saying, “When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag, and carrying a cross.”
Eerie and frightening, isn’t it?