A Christian group named Proclaiming Justice to the Nations released a video of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s father, Pastor Rafael Cruz, addressing their recent gala in Tennessee. In it, Pastor Cruz tells PJTN supporters that the very “foundation of America and the American Constitution was the Torah”.
Stressing that his son Ted is the “strongest supporter of Israel on Capitol Hill” and “will continue to support Israel unconditionally.” Cruz Senior also took on what is perceived as the roots of Christian anti-Semitism, known as replacement theology, in which Christians believe that they are the new Jews and the Jewish people are no longer relevant to God. Two of PJTN’s major principles are to fight replacement theology within the Church and combat all forms of anti-Semitism, including the BDS movement. After describing replacement theology as heresy, Cruz told an enthusiastic full house that his son “will not fund the United Nations, until they stop supporting BDS and anti-Semitism.” Re-affirming the Jewish peoples right to the Land of Israel he said “Israel is the only country in the world with a title deed from the Almighty!”
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president and founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations can be seen embracing and thanking Pastor Cruz at the end of the speech. In response to the speech, Cardoza-Moore said: “Pastor Cruz is a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people within the Evangelical world. We need more people like him today, when more and more of our brothers and sisters are embracing heretical forms of anti-Semitism like BDS and replacement theology. PJTN will continue to do everything in its power to educate all Christians worldwide to stand as a firewall around the Jewish people and Israel. We will also continue to fight anti-Semitism wherever it raises its ugly head, whether in churches, university campuses or at the United Nations.”