If you were wondering what could have made Ted Cruz such a dislikable slimeball, we may have an answer for you: Ted’s father, Rafael Cruz.
Rafael Cruz is a born-again pastor who just so happens to be an intense Christian fundamentalist. There have been plenty of reports covering Cruz’s father’s involvement in the Cruz campaign and how he ties religion into politics on a consistent basis (in a very batshit crazy fashion, by the way). However, a Mother Jones article released today painted an even more insane version of Raphael Cruz than we could have ever imagined.
Here is the key excerpt from the article. If you didn’t know who Ted Cruz was, you would think was satire or a crass joke:
“My son Ted and his family spent six months in prayer seeking God’s will for this decision. But the day the final green light came on, the whole family was together. It was a Sunday. We were all at his church, First Baptist Church in Houston, including his senior staff. After the church service, we all gathered at the pastor’s office. We were on our knees for two hours seeking God’s will. At the end of that time, a word came through his wife, Heidi. And the word came, just saying, “Seek God’s face, not God’s hand.” And I’ll tell you, it was as if there was a cloud of the holy spirit filling that place. Some of us were weeping, and Ted just looked up and said, “Lord, here am I, use me. I surrender to you, whatever you want.” And he felt that was a green light to move forward.”
Jesus Christ (literally and figuratively). That is some wild batshit crazy stuff right there. But then again, it makes sense considering Rafael has already stated that his son Ted was anointed by God to be the next “king” of the people.