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And away we go – off on another crazy cruze with Ted!
Cinch up your seatbelts, for Sen. Ted Cruz (fueled by his flaming jet-powered ego) has gotten a head start on all the other wannabes seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. And what a crazy start Ted made, launching his campaign from Liberty University. Liberty U is the creation of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, the self-promoting Christian theocrat, bigot, liar, and buffoonish pretender to be God’s chosen agent on Earth. Cruz hopes that launching there will make him “God’s candidate” – the chosen one of far-right Christian extremist voters.
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But Good Lord – Falwell? The vast majority of Americans remember him as an unholy fool, a non-stop spewer of hate. “I listen to feminists and all these radical gals,” he said. “These women just need a man in the house. That’s all they need.” Then, there’s this piece of vicious sermonizing: “AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals.” Likewise, the pompous preacher said 9/11 was “what we deserve,” claiming it was God’s punishment for feminism, gays, the ACLU, and other evils. His knowledge of African-Americans was equally insightful: “The true Negro does not want integration,” he explained.
Also, in Jerry’s world, “There is no separation of church and state;” all public schools will be closed and taken over by churches, and “Christians will be running them;” and the Bible is “absolutely infallible,” even “in areas such as geography, science, history, etc.”
You can’t stand in a hog wallow without getting stink all over you. Yet, Crazy Ted Cruz deliberately chose to stand in Falwell’s political wallow, which leaves him reeking with the stench of Falwell’s nastiness and knownothingism. Is Cruz running to be president of the USA – or of Liberty University?
“Controversial comments by leading fundamentalist, Jerry Falwell,” www.religioustolerance.org, 1979-2006.
“Positive Atheism’s Big Scary List of Jerry Falwell quotations,” www.positiveatheism.org.
“Jerry Falwell’s Legacy of Hate,”
“Jerry Falwell quotes” www.politicalhumor.com.