Category Archives for Rafael Cruz

More Fear-Mongering from the Texas Renewal Project

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (speaking in a recorded message) and his father Rafael warned about religious persecution, homosexual domination of pulpits, and churches forced to hire pedophiles at a gather of about 1,000 pastors and their spouses in Austin this week, according to one of the attendees of the Texas Renewal […]

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Ted Cruz’s Dad Attacks the Faith of Catholic and Jewish Democrats

Religious-righters spend a lot of time these days screaming “persecution!” when they’re not allowed to use religion to discriminate against people they don’t like. So it’s more than just a bit hypocritical when they question the religious faith of people who don’t share their political views. That’s what Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator from […]

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Ted Cruz’s Dad Pushes Offensive Racial History Lesson

Rafael Cruz, a right-wing evangelical Texas minister and the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, has some peculiar, offensive and absurdly inaccurate things to say on race and American political history. Speaking at a Western Williamson County Republican Club meeting near Austin on Aug. 21, Rafael Cruz argued that black people “need to be educated” about Democrats and […]

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Rafael Cruz Falsely Claims San Antonio Will Fine Pastors Who Preach Against Homosexuality

Rafael Cruz, the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, is joining David Barton in spreading blatant mistruths about San Antonio’s revised Nondiscrimination Ordinance. That ordinance now bars discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations. Barton told hundreds of pastors gathered in Austin earlier this month that the ordinance bars anyone who criticizes […]

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Rafael Cruz: Separation of Church and State Is a ‘One-Way Wall’

David Barton wasn’t the only prominent speaker (see here, here and here) at the Texas Renewal Project event on April 3-4 in Austin. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, were among the list of right-wing evangelical speakers at the gathering of hundreds of pastors and […]

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Sen. Ted Cruz’s Dad Says: ‘Communism and Evolution Go Hand in Hand’

Where did Texas Sen. Ted Cruz develop his extremist political views? Perhaps right at home. Our friends at Right Wing Watch have the video of the senator’s father, Rafael Cruz, talking about how communists use homosexuality and evolution to gain power. Homosexuality, you see, destroys families. Communists want that, apparently. As for evolution: “You know […]

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