Ted Cruz’s Dad Declares God Is Pro Death Penalty
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Ted Cruz’s Dad Declares God Is Pro Death Penalty

Evangelical pastor Rafael Cruz, father of shutdown dramatist Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), served up a stemwinder this week, laying out God’s positions on the death penalty, guns in schools, gay marriage, communism and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), all in an impassioned 45 minutes. The Cuban-American creationist quoted Bible verses that he said described God’s hardline position on capital punishment. “You know, the Bible is so clear,” he said. “Go to Genesis chapter nine and you will find the death penalty clearly stated in Genesis chapter nine ... God ordains the death penalty!” He brushed off “all these people that want to come home with their violins to tell you, ‘Oh, we need to show mercy,’” declaring that the death penalty rightly shows no mercy. On the subject of mass shootings on school campuses, Cruz blamed Democrats who have lobbied for gun control in response to the atrocities. “Look at all the massacres that we’ve had in the last year or two that the left is using to try to tell us that we need to control guns. Every one of those was in a gun-free zone,”

Cruz said, amid exclamations of “Amen!” and “Exactly!” from the audience. “You want to eliminate school massacres? Have the teachers carry [guns]! … How stupid can you be?” Cruz said. An audience member answered, “It’s doggone stupid!” Cruz also spoke at length against same-sex marriage, arguing, “It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” He said the legalization of gay marriage would lead to a deluge of hate speech claims. “After this homosexual marriage law gets passed, do you know what the next thing that is coming very soon is? ... Hate speech,” Cruz said. “You preach Romans chapter one in your church, you’re going to be called before a court for hate speech. Now what are you gonna do? Are you going to take that page and cut it out of your Bible? Because it’s not politically correct? So it’s going to come to a head.”

More broadly, the senator’s father warned that “social justice very quickly leads to socialism and ultimately communism.” He squeezed in a jab at the National Rifle Association’s past support for the Senate majority leader, asking, “How can you call yourself righteous and go endorse Harry Reid?” Cruz attacked President Barack Obama as a “king” and a “tyrant,” before closing with “God bless you all.” The event at which Cruz spoke was sponsored by the gun rights advocacy group OK2A and the anti-government Tulsa 9.12 Project.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/07/rafael-cruz-death-penalty_n_4235831.html

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Posted: 08 November 2013 08:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Lois - 07 November 2013 10:26 PM

“You want to eliminate school massacres? Have the teachers carry [guns]! … How stupid can you be?” Cruz said.

Rafael Cruz can be very stupid.

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Posted: 08 November 2013 09:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Another example of people creating their own god for their own purposes.

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Posted: 08 November 2013 09:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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DarronS - 08 November 2013 08:21 AM
Lois - 07 November 2013 10:26 PM

“You want to eliminate school massacres? Have the teachers carry [guns]! … How stupid can you be?” Cruz said.

Rafael Cruz can be very stupid.

And dangerous. Does the apple fall far from the tree?

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Posted: 08 November 2013 10:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sounds like someone who just abdicated his church’s tax-exempt status. In theory.

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Posted: 08 November 2013 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Re: all teachers carrying guns.  From what I’ve seen of the range of kids from great to ugh, we might have even more school shootings, when a teacher just can’t stand the frustration and decides to get rid of the disruptive pupils.  snake  LOL

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Posted: 08 November 2013 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Occam. - 08 November 2013 11:23 AM

Re: all teachers carrying guns.  From what I’ve seen of the range of kids from great to ugh, we might have even more school shootings, when a teacher just can’t stand the frustration and decides to get rid of the disruptive pupils.  snake  LOL

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Posted: 09 November 2013 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Nietzsche’s response to Rafael, “God is dead. God remains dead and we have killed him”. Rafael’s philosophy is as dated as the fifties style cabs he used to ride around in in Cuba. Maybe he’d get a better response in Canada, although I doubt it.

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