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Kathleen Parker: Cruz Thinks Jesus Should ‘Rise From the Grave And Resurrect Himself To Serve Ted Cruz’


Washington Post opinion writer Kathleen Parker argued that Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz thinks “Jesus should rise from the grave and resurrect himself to serve Ted Cruz” on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360.”

Parker said, “I don’t think there’s any chance Ted Cruz can win a general, and here’s why. One observation, I don’t know — this seems to have slipped through the cracks a little bit, but Ted Cruz said, something that I found rather astonishing. He said, you know, it’s time for the body of Christ to rise up and support me. I don’t know anyone who takes their religion seriously who would think that Jesus should rise from the grave and resurrect himself to serve Ted Cruz. I know so many people who were offended by that comment. And you know, if you want to talk about grandiosity and messianic self-imagery, I think he makes — Ted Cruz makes Donald Trump look rather sort of like a gentle little lamb.”

Parker added that Cruz’s support “comes from people who very conservative, the evangelical community, many of whom may not — may disagree with what I’ve just said, and may see it as less offensive than I did, but it — you know, I think that the middle of the road people, moderates, more liberal Republicans would find that kind of a little much, and I know that — I don’t see independents falling in line behind Ted Cruz.”

(h/t The Right Scoop)

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