The Watchmen on the Wall conference put on by the Family Research Council last week was yet another wingnutapalooza, with one speaker after another spouting inane talking points. Ted Cruz’ father, Rafael, was one of them and he had several really dumb things to say:
Cruz argued that the First Amendment “in no way, shape or form” prevents “the church from having an influence on every area of society, as we should.”
“The church should be influencing the media, should be influencing arts and entertainment, sports, education, business and, yes, government,” he added, just so happening to list five of the seven pillars of Seven Mountains Dominionism.
To illustrate this, Cruz listed various instances where he claims the “church remained silent”: the 1963 ruling eliminating government-sponsored prayer in schools, because of which, he claimed, “teen pregnancy skyrocketed and violent crime skyrocketed”; Roe v. Wade; and the Supreme Court’s decision striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, which he said led to the “erosion of the traditional family.”
“The question is, how long are we going to remain silent?” he said. “But the more important question is, will God hold us accountable for our silence?”
You’ve been remaining silent? You’ve been traveling all over the country spouting this shit for years and you show no signs of stopping. When exactly have you ever been silent? Do you even know what that term means?