Rafael Cruz: America Was Founded on the Word of God

Rafael Cruz came to Grove City College earlier this evening for a Q&A hosted by the college Republican club. He represented the Cruz campaign but I should hasten to add that the event was not a campaign rally and the college is not endorsing Cruz or any candidate.Political Science professor Paul Kengor moderated the event and most of the initial hour centered around Rafael Cruz's background in Cuba and then his assimilation to life in America. I tweeted some of the things Cruz said which … [Read more...]

Is Ted Cruz a Dominionist or Not?

Rob Gagnon and Edith Humphrey writing at Christianity Today say no.Gagnon and Humphrey respond mainly to John Fea's writings on the subject.I think Cruz likes to hang out with seven mountains dominionists, including his father and David Barton.What would be nice is to hear from Cruz himself. I would like to know if he agrees with his father that he is a "king" who will help bring about a great transfer wealth from the pagans to the Christians, or at least the dominionist Christians. … [Read more...]

Dominionism Denial 2.0

During the last election, certain evangelicals denied the dominionist leanings of Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann.I haven't seen much dominionism denial this time around, but here is an effort from David Limbaugh. Echoing David Barton's evangelical founders theme, Limbaugh denies that evangelicals are the boogeymen. Don't believe fear-mongers who preach that evangelicals and other Christians seek to suppress liberties. You can be sure that precisely because of their Christian and biblical … [Read more...]

John Fea on Ted Cruz’s Dominionism

Several authors have tried to tease out the differences between the evangelicals supporting Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Jon Ward did a nice job on this topic for Yahoo News, noting that Ted Cruz followers enthusiastically consider America a Christian nation while Rubio's followers are not as convinced.Now, Messiah College chair of History John Fea has written a piece identifying Ted Cruz as a seven mountains dominionist. I think the evidence is there and because of that I believe … [Read more...]

Did Ted Cruz Steal From God And If So, Why Is He Blessed? Rafael Cruz Teaches on Tithing

The more I look into this revelation that Ted Cruz declared less than one percent of his income to charitable causes from 2006-2010, the more interesting it gets.By any measure, Cruz has been blessed. His political career has been on the fast track. In 2012, he upset a conservative Republican for the GOP Senate nomination and then won an easy victory over the Democratic candidate in the 2012 Senate election. He currently is one of the leading candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. … [Read more...]

The Daily Beast examines Ron Paul’s Reconstructionist roots

Last week, I reported that Ron Paul hired Mike Heath (is he still AFTAH board chair?), and that Ron Paul touted an endorsement from an Omaha pastor who wants to implement Mosaic law, complete with executions for gays, adulterers and delinquent children.Today, the Daily Beast's Michelle Goldberg examines the topic and notes that many evangelicals who are coming Paul's way today in Iowa lean toward the Reconstructionist side of the evangelical world.  The other interesting aspect of her … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts – 2011

To reflect on 2011, I have listed here the ten most popular posts in terms of visits this year. Two of the posts were written in prior years but were visited frequently this year. In addition to being popular, I think they are representative of the stories and issues which I wrote about this year.1. The Trail of Tears remembered2. Uganda update: Anti-Homosexuality Bill on tomorrow’s agenda3. Committee chair says Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill may not be considered4. What would d … [Read more...]

David Barton again defends Glenn Beck as a Christian

David Barton is feeling the criticism from Worldview Weekend founder Brannon Howse. Today, Barton responded to some of those criticisms as he framed them.Howse is particularly concerned that David Barton’s partnership with Glenn Beck leads Christians to believe that Beck is a Christian or that Mormonism is just a form of Christianity.Barton’s approach was to call Beck a Christian because Beck says that Jesus is his savior and redeemer  and point to Beck’s deeds to validate his faith. You … [Read more...]