Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Tells Reporters "I'm a Christian First, American Second"
Posted on 01/25/2016 10:47:54 AM PST by mandaladon
According to presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, there's one thing that more important to him than the country he's running to lead: his God.
In a remarkable exchange in New Hampshire, Politico reports, Cruz told reporters "I'm a Christian first, American second, conservative third and Republican fourth."
"I'll tell ya, there are a whole lot of people in this country that feel exactly the same way," he added.
Cruz, currently ranked second in GOP candidate polls according to RealClearPolitics, enjoys wide support among evangelical Christians in important, early-voting primary states like Iowa, where Cruz is locked in a tight race with current frontrunner Donald Trump. Cruz repeatedly accused Trump and his support of "more deal-making" and enjoying the support of unpopular "establishment" Republicans.
By proclaiming himself a Christian first and an American second, Cruz is professing higher loyalties than the United States â odd for a candidate who has repeatedly accused Muslims of doing much the same thing.
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Trump: “I’m a BILLIONAIRE First, American Second”
Oh Teddy, We could use a new Pope!
Until the last few years, there wasn’t a conflict between them. God-willing, he can help restore the Christian climate. We still poll at an 85% Christian nation... and very many feel the persecution of the secular culture. I don’t think this will hurt him except with those who wouldn’t vote for him anyway—liberal atheists.
Preach it brother!
A Christian who tells rich Gays one thing in private to get money and tells Christians something else in public to get their votes.
It’s a very smart comment for him to make in Iowa.
I don’t see how that comment hurts him, neither do I see how it’s controversial.
God, Country, Family.
“I’m a Christian first, a Canadian second, an American third, a Texan fourth, a Cuban fifth...”
He’s speaking code to his followers.
Most liberals would think that putting God before country is horrible, and he should be disqualified for president. They’ll say he wants a religious theocracy, like Pakistan or something. They’re always quick to make Christianity look like Islam while saying Islam is just fine out the other side of their slimy mouths.
“While just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government its surest support.”
Amen Brother Amen!!!
Muslims say I am a Muslim first an American second and he says that’s wrong?
I don't think God will have a problem with it. As for the author of this Ted Cruz hit piece, I could care less what he thinks.
That’s funny right there...
How much less could you care?
Is it your contention that there is some sort of problem with a practicing Christian as president?
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