Cruz senior: My son standing for righteousness in Senate


  Rafael Cruz

DALLAS, TX – The father of a well-known Republican U.S. senator has told Tea Party activists that Christians need to be involved in the political process.

Dozens of Tea Party activists joined for their weekly conference call last Thursday, when they heard from Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz.

He said Christians need to be bold speakers for the truth of God, and call upon God’s people to be salt and light in the culture.

“If we could just get 10 percent of those Christians that stayed home [from the election], we could make a positive impact on every race in this country, and have righteousness prevail and the word of the Lord be proclaimed from the house tops,” Cruz told the conservative gathering sponsored by Tea Party Unity.


Pastor Cruz was born in Cuba and immigrated to the U.S. penniless over 55 years ago to flee an oppressive communist regime. He now pastors a Dallas church and is director of North Texas-based Purifying Fire Ministries.

As a freshman congressman from Texas, his son pulled off what the Washington Post described as “the biggest upset of 2012,” and “a true grassroots victory against very long odds.”

According to the father, his son is standing out because there are few in the House and the Senate “standing up for righteousness.”

“So what is come, he is almost like a lonely voice crying out in the wilderness,” said the pastor. “What we need is to have 99 more that will have the backbone to stand for truth.”