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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 02:10 PM

Cruz, Rubio and the Dominionist danger in this election cycle.

The current focus is on Donald Trump and his horrid remarks; not enough attention is being paid to the 'second string' among the front-runners and their connection to dominionist theology. and people need to be informed about this.

There have been some excellent posts about Ted Cruz, his freaky father and their relationship to dominionism (Thank you, madfloridian!).

I need to point out that Marco Rubio also has some disturbing links to this extreme segment of the Christian right: Do a Google search on "Marco Rubio Dominionism" and you'll come up with links like:

Rubio Accepted Endorsement from Dominionist Who Claims Constitution Based on Bible:

Yesterday, in an April 14, 2015 Huffington Post blog post, I covered Senator Marco Rubio's close ties to the Miami, Florida megachurch Christ Fellowship, which boasts an anti-gay hiring policy and whose head pastor, Rick Blackwood -- whose sermons Rubio says he specifically goes to the church to hear -- rejects Darwin's theory of evolution and promotes exorcism and Young Earth creationism. But Christ Fellowship is not overtly political. Enter David Barton.

Barton claims the Constitution is based on the Bible, maintains that the separation of church and state is a myth, says Jesus opposed the minimum wage, and has published writing that appears to endorse "biblical slavery" for non-Christians.


There are other GOP candidates with dominionist leanings; but, of those: Carson is sinking in the polls and Huckabee was always a no-hoper. Both Cruz and Rubio have a credible chance at the nomination and a slim but credible chance at winning the White House next year.

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Reply Cruz, Rubio and the Dominionist danger in this election cycle. (Original post)
LongTomH Dec 2015 OP
niyad Dec 2015 #1
Blus4u Dec 2015 #2
sharp_stick Dec 2015 #3
MineralMan Dec 2015 #4
OriginalGeek Dec 2015 #5
2naSalit Dec 2015 #6

Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 02:13 PM

1. k and r and thank you for this information.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 02:45 PM

2. Thank you for posting this...

I came across a link a couple years ago where Ted's dad and other fundie preachers were "anointing" shyster Ted as one of the 7 kings. It is scary as hell that he has so much traction in the race. Evangelicals have way too much power in the GOP. They don't need to gain more power in the government.

Regrettably, the media doesn't report this aspect of the presidential race.

Peace

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 02:59 PM

3. These scumbags

are genuinely scary. They must not be allowed to win the Presidency.

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 03:21 PM

4. For people reading this thread who do not know

what Dominionism is, I suggest this link as a starting point:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Theology

Please educate yourself on this.

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 03:25 PM

5. I know so many people who don't believe dominionism is a real thing

There cannot be too much light shone on this threat.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 05:34 PM

6. Ahem...

When dealing with their supporters, we must remind them about this:

Amendment I (1791)

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


The first ten amendments comprise the Bill of Rights. The first amendment protects religious freedom by prohibiting the establishment of an official or exclusive church or sect. Free speech and free press are protected, although they can be limited for reasons of defamation, obscenity, and certain forms of state censorship, especially during wartime. The freedom of assembly and petition also covers marching, picketing and pamphleteering.

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