Rafael Cruz: Christians Must ‘Take Back Society’ From Progressives

Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), last week said that Christians need to “take back society” from “the progressives.”

“The blood of 57 million babies is crying out to God, just like the blood of Abel cried out to God. But you know, what we need to do is turn the tables on the progressives,” the elder Cruz said in an interview with bishop E.W. Jackson, according to audio posted by the Raw Story.

Cruz said that the real “war on women” is abortion.

“Fifty-seven million mothers are walking around with the emotional scars of abortion, that only Jesus can heal. That’s the real war on women, we need to turn it on them. When they talk to you about the ‘right to choose’ who chooses for that baby?” he asked.

He then charged that “pro-choice” should really be called “pro-murder.”

He then called on Christians to get involved in politics and restore Christian teachings in the U.S.

“We live in the land of plenty. We really are in the promised land. But, you know, God gave this land to America so this land could become a beacon to the gospel, and just a model for the world of what a Christian nation is like. We are losing that witness because we are allowing secular humanism to pervade society, to pervade our schools,” Cruz said.

“We need to take back society. I encourage Christians, pastors, run for school office, for school board, run for city council, run for mayor, run for state rep, run for state senate, run for every office in the land. Let’s have the forces of righteousness prevail in this nation again,” he concluded.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Sincerely,
TPM Staff
Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: