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We face a mutated GOP. Ted Cruz is the leader of the dominant faction in this amalgam of what I call totalitarian Christians (their interpretation of the Bible supersedes the US Constitution), racist white Southerners (whose DNA contains the slavery gene), Ayn Rand dystopian ideologues (as dangerous a Marxists, I dabbled there 20 years ago) and plutocrats.
On the eve of our government shutdown, I wanted to do some research into the theological roots of Senator Ted Cruz, the standard-bearer of the Tea Party Republicans behind the shutdown. I'm interested in understanding what account of Christianity creates the "no compromise" crusade that the Tea Party has become known for. It turns out that Ted's father, Rafael Cruz, is a pastor with Texas charismatic ministry Purifying Fire International who has been campaigning against Obamacare the last several months. He has a distinct theological vision for what America is supposed to look like: Christian dominionism.
I expect to be banned from YouTube once more as soon as the CBN people find out I YouTubed their video. I didn't have to do this but it makes the diary look better and makes their legal department sweat a bit. Last time I was banned from YouTube was when I published the Christian Embassy Video. The Campus Crusade for Christ took only two days to ban me, I had one of the few (if any other existed) copies so I published it in YouTube.
So spread the video around if you can to make them work harder.
Originally posted to Shockwave on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 01:11 PM PDT.