Rafael Cruz will give the invocation on Sunday morning for the 2015 South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, kicking off a sold-out event drawing famous conservatives and grassroots activists together for a weekend in the Palmetto State.
Seventy-four-year-old Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has delighted the grassroots — and scandalized the Left — with his fiery, extemporaneous speeches slamming President Barack Obama’s policies as “Marxist” and similar the Castro regime’s from which he escaped.
A born-again Christian, Cruz says his faith has sustained him through deeply troubling professional and personal times. He felt awakened after attending a Bible study meeting in Texas in 1975.
“The people at the Bible study had a peace that I could not understand, this peace in the midst of trouble,” Cruz told National Review. “I knew I needed to find that peace by finding Jesus Christ.”
He strongly encourages pastors to print political guides for congregants and urge their flocks to vote for candidates who espouse traditional, Christian values.
Possible presidential candidates including Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Caron, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will be addressing the convention.