April 11, 2016
Evangelicals preach vote changing
Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report -- April 11, 2016
Anointed by God?
Washington Examiner --April 11, 2016
Cruz snaring Trump's Arizona delegates
Sen. Ted Cruz is out-hustling Donald Trump and looks set to ensure many Arizona delegates will defect to him in a convention floor fight.
The Texas senator, who ever since Iowa has played a stealthy ground game in contrast to Trump's chaotic populism, is taking steps to snatch the Republican presidential nomination from The Donald at the convention in July.
Last August Ted Cruz appeared at a religious rights meeting and met Dick and Betty Odgaard, an Iowa couple who would not host a gay wedding at a venue they owned because they felt doing so would violate their religious beliefs: “I know this has been a very hard journey,” Cruz told them, leaning over to hold Betty Odgaard's hand in a rare public display of softer emotions from the senator. “Scripture tells us, God ordered our steps.”
"According to his father and Huch, Ted Cruz is anointed by God to help Christians in their effort to 'go to the marketplace and occupy the land ... and take dominion' over it.'”
Many of Ted Cruz' Christian followers believe that America has sunk into a sort of Sodom and Gomorrah.
They feel so strongly about his candidacy that they refuse to accept the vote of Americans for Donald Trump as the final word.
Donald Trump is appealing to patriots, while Ted Cruz is appealing to religious fundamentalists, who tend, like Jehova's Witnesses, to Proselytism.
This appeal to Christian fundamentalists might not sit well with the co-founder of the Democrat Party, Thomas Jefferson, who created his own bible - “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth"
The Humanist -- April 11, 2016
The Bible According to Thomas Jefferson
In this book, he kept the words of Jesus and some of his deeds, but left out the miracles and any suggestion that Jesus is God. The virgin birth is gone. So is Jesus walking on water, multiplying the loaves and fishes, and raising Lazarus from the dead. Jefferson’s version ends with Jesus’ burial on Good Friday. There is no resurrection, no Easter Sunday. Jefferson called this version “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.”
In fact, most of the Founding Fathers were not Christians at all.
Truth be known, Donald Trump's religious practices seem to align more closely to the Founders than those of Ted Cruz.