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 Orthodox, Conservative, 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.
By Shadee Ashtari
November 7, 2013 | Huffington Post