The verdict is in, and it’s a crazy one. Without Ted Cruz, America has no future. If there is anything that freaks them out more than Beyoncé, it’s not having their President Cruz.
One hate group leader, the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, says that “If we don’t elect a bold, courageous, godly leader in this next election, I’m afraid we may not have another election for our republic.”
“I’m here because I decided that too much was a stake to sit on the sidelines, that I couldn’t just sit there and talk about it and do commentary about it; that I wanted to use what influence I had with Christians around this country to say that I’ve talked to all these candidates, I have vetted the candidates and from my vantage point in Washington, D.C., I can tell you America is in trouble.
“We don’t have the latitude to get it wrong one more time,” he warned. “If we don’t elect a bold, courageous, godly leader in this next election, I’m afraid we may not have another election for our republic. That’s not hyperbole. That’s the reality based upon what this president’s policies have done to this nation.”
I think most of us are worried that this is what will happen if Cruz DOES win the election.
This is all because other people have the same rights Tony Perkins does. Christians like Tony Perkins – and they have existed all through time even while most Christians could just live and let live – have always thought being forced to live with the rest of us was a form of persecution.
Never mind that Tony Perkins said the same thing before Obama’s re-election in 2012. And here we are. No end of the world scenarios ensued. And the country is doing better than ever.
Glenn Beck joined Rick Joyner’s MorningStar Fellowship Church in South Carolina to rally around Cruz, claiming that “This is your last call, America. This is your last call.”
“I’m here as a fellow citizen,” Beck said, his eyes welling with tears, “and I’m begging you, please do not dismiss the peril we are in. Fall to your knees and pray to God to reveal to you what the hour is. Ask our dear Lord to show you who the man is that has the integrity, who has the connection, who will fall to his knees at the Resolute Desk, who, before he acts, doesn’t think of a poll but looks to the Constitution and the holy scriptures; our Bible and the Constitution both come from God, they are both sacred scriptures!”
The Constitution comes from God? That would shock the bejeezus, if you’ll pardon the expression, out of the men at the Constitutional Convention. They worked their butts off on that thing only to have the credit go to God?
Beck went on to say, “I know there is a God. I testify to you that I see a storm coming.” I can’t count the number of times people have testified stuff to me that wasn’t true. It’s basically just a way of insisting that your beliefs are somehow demonstrable fact rather than beliefs.
So on that basis, he told the crowd, “This is your last call, America. Stand for the man I believe was raised for this hour: Ted Cruz.”
So just like God sent Jesus, he has sent us Ted Cruz? Really? The same God? Has Beck even read the Bible? Have a passing familiarity with it and what Jesus said?
Speaking of Jesus…
That lesser son of a greater sire, Franklin Graham, who says he isn’t endorsing any particular candidate in 2016, claimed he is endorsing prayer, said that we nasty old secularists don’t want to let people like him pray in public, claiming that “having a service like this in a few years could be illegal.”
Which is pretty funny too, because the only guy who said not to pray in public is the guy he pretends to worship, Jesus of Nazareth.
Considering the hyperbole, it’s kind of amazing then that America has gotten by just fine for over 200 years without a religious fanatic at the helm. Even more amazing is none of these extremists trying to explain away the fact of America’s persistence as a secular modern liberal democracy.
It is safe to assume that in 2020 we will be hearing the same thing we heard in 2012 and the same thing we are hearing now.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.