Othering: New York Times Openly Questions Ted Cruz’s Christian Faith


Because Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz doesn’t properly crease his pants or favor the infanticide of partial-birth abortion, on the pages of The New York Times, columnist David Brooks (who identifies as a conservative) openly questions Cruz’s Christian faith, and does so for the sin of Cruz doing his job as solicitor general for the state of Texas.

The case reveals something interesting about Cruz’s character. Ted Cruz is now running strongly among evangelical voters, especially in Iowa. But in his career and public presentation Cruz is a stranger to most of what would generally be considered the Christian virtues: humility, mercy, compassion and grace. Cruz’s behavior in the Haley case is almost the dictionary definition of pharisaism: an overzealous application of the letter of the law in a way that violates the spirit of the law, as well as fairness and mercy. …

But Cruz’s speeches are marked by what you might call pagan brutalism. There is not a hint of compassion, gentleness and mercy. Instead, his speeches are marked by a long list of enemies, and vows to crush, shred, destroy, bomb them. When he is speaking in a church the contrast between the setting and the emotional tone he sets is jarring.

Wow. Pagan brutalism.

And here I thought we were a secular country looking for politicians who put their civic duty above their personal faith? When it comes to destroying Republicans, there just are no rules in the DC Media, other than doing what’s necessary to destroy.

I’m old enough to remember when it was racist to “other” a non-white presidential candidate like Ted Cruz through the questioning of his Christian faith. In fact, it was the New York Times itself that helped to set this standard. In fact, Republicans who don’t correct those who question Obama’s faith are smeared as racist in the New York Times.

And why ever would we question the faith of a President Obama who spent 20 years in a racist church, protects abortion like a sacrament, regularly attacks Christians vocally and through public policy, adores him some same-sex marriage, and palled around with a domestic terrorist?

Not that the Obama groupie ever would, but Brooks would never write a column using the above to question Obama’s questionable Christian faith. His DC Media pals would smear him as a racist and run him out of town. His career would be over.

The Precious Obama’s Christian faith is off-limits, but othering Ted Cruz on the pages of the New York Times is fair game.

Democrats sure got it good.

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