The father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) went on an anti-progressive tirade last week after being asked about the issue of abortion, and called for preachers to take the “Christian nation” of America back from secular humanists.
“The blood of 57 million babies is crying out to God,” Rafael Cruz said during an interview with bishop E.W. Jackson. “Just like the blood of Abel cried out to God. But you know, what we need to do is turn the tables on the progressives.”
Progressives use phrases like the “war on women,” Cruz continued, but “the real war on women” is the abortion of millions of female fetuses.
“Fifty-seven million women are walking around with the emotional scars of abortion, that only Jesus can heal. That’s the real war on women, we need to turn it on them. When they talk to you about the ‘right to choose’ who chooses for that baby? We cannot acquiesce to their rhetoric.”
Cruz, a conservative pastor, accused progressives of “stealing language.” He said those who support a woman’s right to end her own pregnancy should be described as “pro-murder” rather than “pro-choice.”
“God is not finished with America,” he added. “You know, God had his hand upon America. America is a very special country. God has used America to evangelize to the world. Through America, we have sent more evangelists to the world than the rest of the nations of the world put together. God has blessed this nation because we have blessed the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.
“Well, both of those things are under attack today,” Cruz claimed. “Now we see that chaplains in the military are told they cannot use the name of Jesus. They now even want to have atheist chaplains. That sounds like an oxymoron. But, you know, we need to make sure that we have everyone in our congregation, number one, registered to vote, number two, committed to voting for righteousness.”
Cruz said Christian pastors also needed to address political and social issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, pre-marital sex, free market capitalism, and individual responsibility.
“We need to be preaching that ‘He who does not work does not eat,'” he continued, citing a Bible verse used in article twelve of the 1936 Soviet Constitution. “And we need to be preaching that a dependence society is a society that becomes a slave to government.”
“We live in the land of plenty. We really are in the promised land. But, you know, God gave this land to America so this land could become a beacon to the gospel, and just a model for the world of what a Christian nation is like. We are losing that witness because we are allowing secular humanism to pervade society, to pervade our schools.”
Cruz cited Common Core as an example of the secular humanism invading American culture, claiming it “borders on pornography, with their so-called sex education.”
“We need to take back society,” he concluded. “I encourage Christians, pastors, run for school office, for school board, run for city council, run for mayor, run for state rep, run for state senate, run for every office in the land.”
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