Friday, November 8, 2013

Ted Cruz and his dad on the death penalty

Since Texas Senator Ted Cruz is a "good" conservative and a good son, we can be sure the apple didn't fall far from the tree.

If you want to know what this Canadian conservative nutjob really believes, just listen to his preacher dad Rafael Cruz.

BTW, if you have a problem with the concept of social justice, then you have a BIG problem with the Catholic Church. And liberation theology may be making a comeback in the Catholic Church... even though it never went away in Latin America, one of the last strongholds of the Roman Catholic Church.

Similarly with the death penalty: the Roman Catholic Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the United Methodist Church, the National Council of Churches (representing 35 Protestant and Orthodox churches), the U.S Episcopal Bishops, the U.S Presbyterian General Assemblies, the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A., the Unitarians, and the OrthodoxConservative, and Reform Jewish movements all oppose capital punishment on religious-moral grounds. [HT: Pew Research.]

The Southern Baptist Convention is just about the only mainstream church that still advocates the death penalty.  

So if you call yourself a believer, a Christian or a person of faith, then think twice about Ted Cruz, his dad, and the Republican Party. And if you're so-called "pro-life" and pro-death penalty, then you'd better think twice then twice again.  Are you choosing your religious beliefs a la carte, as it suits your politics? Are you putting politics before your religion?

P.S. -- Some of my conservative friends have misunderstood my conservative logic when I said that, "Ted Cruz is a 'good' conservative and a good son, [so] we can be sure the apple didn't fall far from the tree." Like a good Christian, I forgive them for their misunderstanding.

You see, Obama and the far Right taught us that one's beliefs are determined by one's associates. Share a ZIP code with Bill Ayers? You're left-wing, bomb-throwing radical. Go to Rev. Wright's church? You hate whitey.  Belief by association is even stronger when it comes to one's parents, like Obama's biological socialist dad. Therefore, conservative logic teaches us that, with absolute certainty, Ted Cruz shares his dad's beliefs. It simply couldn't be otherwise. I mean, he doesn't even try to renounce his father's beliefs. So we can rest assured that Ted Cruz is an Evangelical Dominonist just like his dad.

By Shadee Ashtari
November 7, 2013 | Huffington Post

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