So Busted! The Credentials Of Ted Cruz’s Father Are Greatly Exaggerated

Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, just loves to talk, to preach, and to call the President of the United States a “socialist” and the “village idiot.” He is perhaps the only person more totally over the top and certifiably bonkers than Senator Cruz himself.

Now it turns out he also likes to lie about his so-called credentials as a “minister.”

If you don’t know Pastor Cruz’s back story, here are the highlights: He was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States some 55 years ago. He fought in the Cuban revolution and was imprisoned and tortured. He fled to Texas penniless, unable to speak a single word of English.

And now he’s a pastor at a Dallas church and also serves as the Director of Purifying Fire Ministries in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America.

This much can be verified. (Or can it? More on that later.) But there are some notable discrepancies in other parts of his resume.

Here’s what we know about Purifying Fire Ministries: It went belly up in 2014. Also, Cruz had no legal right to associate himself with Purifying Fire, which was owned by Suzanne Hinn, the wife of faith healer Benny Hinn.

Also, when he says he’s a pastor at church in Dallas, turns out there is no real church, but the Cruz for President campaign attempts to explain this by saying:

“You don’t have to have a church to be a pastor.”

Cruz also claims to have studied theology at Advanced Bible College (or Advance Bible College). But neither college appears to exist. Perhaps they’re figments of his vivid imagination.

Rafael Cruz also likes to brag that he runs a translation company. But upon further inspection, his company, Kingdom Translation Services Inc. has a billing address in an apartment complex in a Dallas suburb. It has no working website or phone number. The Cruz campaign shed some light on this with a statement they issued:

“It is Rev. Cruz’s one-man translation service.”

So, to sum up: Rafael Cruz is probably not really a minister, has lied about almost everything he says about himself, and thinks his son will be President of the United States.

In other words, he’s about as delusional as you can get and still be allowed to walk the streets.

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9 thoughts on “So Busted! The Credentials Of Ted Cruz’s Father Are Greatly Exaggerated

  1. And by allowing someone to RUN as a ‘natural born’ citizen that was born of only ONE CITIZEN PARENT.. Well, what a can of worms that opens up. So a Syrian father and an American citizen mother who went to ‘join’ ISIS in secret.. could bring her young progeny back to the states and HE/SHE will also be a ‘natural born’ citizen! Amazing. The founding fathers never meant, you can bet, ‘natural born’ to mean ‘born anywhere at all!’…

    • that birther nonsense is worn out. The dimwit Cruz is legally eligible through actually being a citizen. But he is unworthy and cannot win. People should stop stooping to the teabilly birther baloney since it’s untrue and makes you look like a troglodyte. Attack him on all his actual failings. He is a citizen. Go read the Constitution, go look at your remedial junior high civics texts.

      • Being a citizen isn’t the point, it is about being a “Natural Born” citizen which meant, at the time The Founders wrote the Constitution, a person born within the jurisdiction of the United States. Much precedence for this in English common law for centuries.

    • Charlotte, The “dimwit” is not legally eligible as you say. In fact, the debate is quite serious as it appears that Mrs. Cruz (Ted’s mom) may have become a lawful citizen of Canada some time before Rafael Jr. was born. Canadian law says he is Canadian and our Constitution along with your and my Civics books are not nearly as explicit on the subject as you suggest. I can’t think of why someone born in a foreign country of one foreign parent and an American who has established domicile in that country should presume to be a “natural born citizen” with so much evidence to the contrary. No, this is not as black and white as we might like and the outcome is not yet predetermined.

  2. So, just like GWB and other republithugs, Cruz is relying upon the stupidity of Evangelical Christians who are willing to swallow whatever sputum he oozes so long as he claims to belong to their little “club” and spout the correct bullshit (“amen!” “Praise the lord!” “God is on our side!” yadda yadda yadda). Like any phony Christian, he wears the trappings and blather of the faith on his sleeve so they can all see and be drawn to him like a deer in the headlights, seeing nothing else and knowing nothing else. They are pathetic and he and his ilk are despicable.

  3. He and Wayne LePierre have a striking similar looks and both probably think
    alike. Lies, lies and more lies.

  4. I distrust both Rafael’s especially the father an alcoholic pretending to be a minister of God while in actuality it is a fraud on those following his rantings. The Cruz family found money in being a holy roller and that is why they use religion all the time. They are not genuinely religious.

  5. I saw an article just recently with pictures of him posting flyers in Texas and I believe it showed Pappa Bush there as well. There is something very fishy about this family, and how they ran up to Canada and owned a oil business. Immigrants don’t have that kind of cash!

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