It’s Inherited, Evidently

While I was hanging around my favorite beauty parlor–Juanita Jean’s, the World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc.–I came across a description of a sermon delivered by Ted Cruz’s father, a pastor and a Dominionist.

It explains a lot.

In a sermon last year at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. There is a link to the video of Rafael Cruz describing the “great transfer of wealth” and the role of anointed “kings” in various sectors of society, including government, who are to “bring the spoils of war to the priests”.

Dominionists get their name from their theology: they believe that conservative Christians should have dominion over all others. In other words, they’re theocrats.

Not being one of those “righteous gentile believers” over whom Cruz Junior is evidently anointed to rule, I find this worldview pretty alarming–not to mention inconsistent with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, modernity and sanity.

Apples evidently don’t fall far from the trees they grow on…..


  1. Puffery among believers is par for the course. If we’re fretting about visions of grandeur in a minor sect of a minor denomination of Christianity, we should be deeply concerned that there’s an entire very powerful religion with highly placed adherents that refers to itself as “The Chosen People.”

    And they believe it, too.

  2. I’m sorry, American, but I don’t understand your comment. Are you referring to Jews or the GOP; I can only hope it is the GOP with their pseudo religious blathering and rants.

  3. Cruz’s father a Dominionist? That fits and serves as “the rest of the story”, as they say. Once that becomes general public knowledge, and it sinks in, for most Americans that will sink Mr. Cruz.

    If those folks believe that the Dominionists should take over government, just look at Mr. Cruz’s “leadership” record. That, in itself, should refute such a silly theological position and help us to get on with the business of the people and planning for the common good.

  4. As I recall, Rick Perry’s hopes for presidential candidacy took quite a hit when he was connected with the Dominion movement, and it was only association, not the result of an anointing by his father. Could serve as the godfather’s kiss of death. It is always interesting how these kinds of quirky movements tend to work toward their own self-immolation, something for which we need to be grateful.

  5. Romney quoted Mormon scripture that HE was the one chosen to rule over a Mormon America. Doesn’t sound like God can get his stories straight! Yes, these folks are a grave danger to DEMOCRACY!

  6. By the way, if you are bored, do some searches. Find Raphael Cruz, his church “Purifying Fire Ministries” and then the “founder” Suzanne Hinn, married/divorced/married to Benny Hinn, scam artist who passes himself off as a “minister”. You don’t have to dig very deep to find deeply troubling stuff that people have been talking about for years. It’s all a big dysfunctional mess with Pentecostal megachurch mixed up with fraudulent “ministers” and fake healings, the works. If/when reporters take this Ted Cruz story seriously, they will have enough facts to stun the public for months.

  7. Sheila; what are these foreign comments about and why are they on your blog’s comments list? Two of them yesterday were responding to old blogs and were advertisements for watches. I know you are a proponent of free speech but…???

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