Skip to comments.Cruz's Religion Once Wasn't So Obvious
Posted on 02/27/2016 7:21:20 PM PST by gg188
...Cruz doesn't tithe. He and his wife donated less than 1 percent of their income to charity and nothing to churches, including to their own in Houston, according to tax returns from 2006 to 2010, the most recent Cruz has released.
His campaign declined requests from The Associated Press to provide recent tax returns or otherwise demonstrate donations since 2010. Cruz has said he and his wife were more focused on using their seven-figure annual income to build a financial foundation for their family.
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Those returns didn't include itemized donations, but Cruz gave a list to the San Antonio Express-News in 2012. The newspaper reported that, while some donations went to faith-based organizations, no money was reported to have been donated to churches, including Houston's First Baptist, where the Cruzes have worshipped since 2008.
Cruz responded that he'd "worked and saved to build a solid financial foundation to provide for my children." He has two daughters.
Recently asked about tithing by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Cruz said "I will readily admit that I have not been as faithful in this aspect of my walk as I should have been."
Has there ever been a bigger phoney to run for POTUS?
At least he never donated to Democrats.
Cruz + Beck = Televangelists
Do the other candidates tithe?
This is not an issue for President. He admits he should have, so as a Christian that’s that. He should have. As President, it is a non issue.
Tithing separates the men from the boys.. Religiously speaking.
Sure, in fact there have been MANY of them, including the present office-holder.
Thou shalt not bare false witness. So sayeth the LORD!!
I am a big fan of Cruz, but i want to see religion OUT of politics. It’s just another club the mainstream media uses to bash conservative candidates. Hint to future candidates: tell them “my faith is between me and God ... Now can we talk about the problems facing the nation?”
Period. End of story.
Yep. obammy and Trump
sounds like a good Democrat to me
Since he didn't produce the actual forms from his signed tax filings which detail the donations, he obviously has something to hide. At least according to the logic he's using against Trump. Maybe most of his contributions went to Planned Parenthood. The list he gave to the newspaper may have conveniently skipped that, just like his campaign finance filings skipped stuff he thought was politically embarrassing.
Cruz is too religious and at the same time not religious enough. Things that are totally off limits to criticize Cruz about, are fair game to criticize Cruz about.
This is not an issue for President.
It’s an issue for a candidate whose candidacy is largely based on being a true Christian. If he will play loose with God, how will he treat us?
On top of that, doesn’t it make him a little dumb to have not been tithing surely knowing where his ambitions lied and that he would eventually be called on it?
Look in the White Hutt.
As FReeper Lazarus Long used in a tag line: Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?
I’d rather have the IRS out of elections.
Has there ever been a bigger phony to run for POTUS?
Some names off the top of my head - Bill Clinton, Algore, Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton
Also, don't bear false witness.
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