Sen. Ted Cruz's Dad Says: 'Communism and Evolution Go Hand in Hand'

Where did Texas Sen. Ted Cruz develop his extremist political views? Perhaps right at home. Our friends at Right Wing Watch have the video of the senator’s father, Rafael Cruz, talking about how communists use homosexuality and evolution to gain power. Homosexuality, you see, destroys families. Communists want that, apparently. As for evolution:

“You know most Americans have their head in the sand about evolution. I’ve met so many Christians that tell me ‘well, evolution is a scientific fact.’ Baloney! I am a scientist, there is nothing scientific about evolution. But you know something, Karl Marx said it, ‘I can use the teachings of Darwin to promote communism.’ Why? Because communism, or call it socialism if you think communism is too hard a word, necessitates for government to be your god and for government to be your god they need to destroy the concept of God. That’s why communism and evolution go hand in hand. Evolution is one of the strongest tools of Marxism because if they can convince you that you came from a monkey, it’s much easier to convince you that God does not exist.”

Rafael Cruz is a scientist? A Dallas Morning News story last year reported that he fled Cuba in 1957 (during the rule of right-wing strongman Fulgencio Batista) and earned a college degree in math before working in computers for the oil industry.

Today the elder Cruz is a Dallas pastor and director of Purifying Fire Ministries. He wants President Obama to “go back to Kenya” and claims the president has vowed to “stand with the Muslims” and is a Marxist out to “destroy all concept of God.”

On November 14 Rafael Cruz will be the featured speaker at a Montgomery County Eagle Forum event in Conroe north of Houston. Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas State Board of Education Chairwoman Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands, and former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay are listed as “special honorees” for the event.

Right Wing Watch has more on Rafael Cruz here.


27 thoughts on “Sen. Ted Cruz's Dad Says: 'Communism and Evolution Go Hand in Hand'

  1. well if anyone would know how to assist in government upheaval and communism, this man would. He aided Castro in taking over Cuba. And we ALL know Cuba has a GREAT economy and the people are SO content with their 1956 cars…

  2. Oh dear. Bring up a kid in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not DEFART from it.

  3. Rafael Cruz is of course not a scientist. But where does he get his radicalism–the same radicalism he gave to his son. Note that he fled Batista. Cruz was in fact a supporter of Fidel Castro and he feared the reactionaries. Political scientists know that the political spectrum is a circle, not a straight line such as a real spectrum. The far left and the far right meet at the back, 180 degrees from the moderates. The Communists and the Nazis think similarly (authoritarian), are extremists (radicals or reactionaries), are susceptible to extreme ideologies (Fundamentalist Christianity or Personality Cults), and employ the same political methods and beliefs (extreme rhetoric, lies, emotional and wishful thinking, paranoid fantasies, demagoguery, and similar extreme tactics and beliefs). You would have thought that Fulgencio Batista would have been more congenial to Rafael’s extremist ideologies, but no. How allegiances change. Note: Both Hitler/Nazis and Stalin/Soviet Communists hated evolution controlled by natural selection and random mutations (true Darwinian evolution) because–even though it was both materialistic and deterministic–it left little room for political control and manipulation of individuals and society by the state. However, both were big supporters of human-controlled “evolution”: eugenics, hybridization, artificial selection, statism, totalitarianism, etc. Authoritarians always hate evolution because they want ultimate control and are not willing to allow nature to have any.

  4. Survival of the fittest is actually a very capitalistic view of biology, I always thought. After all, many conservatives are what you would call “social darwinists.” Not to endorse that view, but the parallel is there.

  5. I wonder what other nonsense they teach at Putrifying Fart Ministries? I know, ad hominem, but I couldn’t resist.

  6. Well well. The 7 Mountains Prophecy cult leader speaks. David Koresh…..Jim Jones…Rafael Cruz….whatever.

  7. Go to Cuba, and ask Cubans where they think we came from. If communism and evolution go hand in hand, everyone in Cuba should understand evolution.

  8. I don’t believe Mr. Cruz is descended from monkeys, I believe he is descended from primordial ooze, and is de-evolving back into it.