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Ted Cruz’s Father Calls Hispanics, Blacks “Uninformed,” Slams Atheists

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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Ted Cruz’s Father Calls Hispanics, Blacks “Uninformed,” Slams Atheists

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Rafael Cruz, evangelical pastor and father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, had some harsh words in a February speech to conservative activists.

Cruz said that Hispanic voters are “uninformed” and “deceived.” He then added, “Well, the same thing is true of the black population.”

Cruz was referring to the tendency of minorities to vote Democrat, and was implying that the only reason they did so was out of ignorance.

Said Cruz, “As a matter of fact, if we could communicate the truth, not only to the Hispanics but to the black population, all blacks should be Republican."

Cruz touted “Highly religious, strongly pro-family, strongly pro-life” values, and also spoke about capital punishment in biblical terms, saying that the Bible advocates the death sentence.

At the same event, Rafael slammed atheists, erroneously claiming that without god, it is not possible to have a moral code.

Said Cruz, “Let’s look, for example, at the behavioral consequences of these two foundations. Well, if there is nothing, if there is no God, then we are ruled by our instincts. There is no moral absolute, which means we operate by situational ethics. which unfortunately is something being taught in every high school in America.”

He went on, “Of course, this leads us, when there are no moral absolutes, leads us to sexual immorality, leads us to sexual abuse, leads us to perversion and, of course, no hope. No hope!”

To the contrary, atheists are often highly moral people, drawing their ethics from a sense of compassion and duty rather than obligation to a religious doctrine. And the idea that sexual abuse stems from lack of religion is a hard sell, given the growing number of accusations against Catholic clergy.

Famed atheist Sam Harris disputes Cruz's type of thinking on his website, writing, “If a person doesn’t already understand that cruelty is wrong, he won’t discover this by reading the Bible or the Koran.”

Rafael’s son Ted is largely blamed for shutting down the government over Obamacare, and shares the far-right political views of his father.

Sources: Huffington Post, Latin Times, SamHarris.org

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jllcali
by Jane on Nov. 14, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Every picture I have seen of him, his face looks like he has had a stroke at one point.
Mommabearbergh
by on Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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So black people are uninformed. What about those black republicans like ll cool j and others. Like are you serious there are plenty of black republicans so are they the only informed black people. There are also a large Hispanic republican following. I guess both of those might not be large enough for him but I think for him to assume a group of people don't vote the way he wants them to is due to them being uninformed is bullshit. How about they don't like the way the Republican Party is going. How about in the last few years the Republican Party has started to come off like the racist uncle at the BBQ. I have heard about how republicans used to be and that party I liked. This one is like wtf
shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Wow, no racial stereotyping here.....
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momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM

eye rolling

tanyainmizzou
by on Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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Why is his father important to you?

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Everyone is entitled to their opinion

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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Quoting tanyainmizzou:

Why is his father important to you?


Good question, but you know the left is always looking for someone new to demonize.  I kinda miss when they were demonizing Beck.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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 It shows where crazy got his bigoted worldview...and his son said he supports his fathers statements

seems we have a Mel Gibson situation

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

Why is his father important to you?

 

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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So what is your excuse for ignoring where Obama got his crazy bigoted world views?




Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 It shows where crazy got his bigoted worldview...and his son said he supports his fathers statements

seems we have a Mel Gibson situation

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

Why is his father important to you?

 



sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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 lol...

Quoting 12hellokitty:

So what is your excuse for ignoring where Obama got his crazy bigoted world views?

 

 

 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 It shows where crazy got his bigoted worldview...and his son said he supports his fathers statements

seems we have a Mel Gibson situation

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

Why is his father important to you?

 

 

 

 

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