Rev. Rafael Cruz. (AP)
Reverend Rafael Cruz said Americans must reject politically correct language, such as the liberals’ word “gay” for “homosexual” or “pro-choice” for “pro-murder,” because “there are absolutes” in morality and civil society, and he added that Christians must be “biblically correct instead of politically correct.”
“We have to stop being politically correct,” said Rev. Cruz in a talk before evangelical Christians. “We have to stop acquiescing even to the wording that the liberals use.”
“Just think about it,” he said. “They talk about the issue of life. They say ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-choice.’ That’s not the right word. It is ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-death.’ It is ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-murder.’”
“And so, it’s just like calling homosexuals ‘gays,’” said Rev. Cruz. “Gay means happy. Then they try to delude it so it becomes socially acceptable, and if you say anything against homosexual marriage, then oh, you’re not tolerant.”
“So we’re supposed to prostitute our principles on behalf of tolerance,” he said.
“Well, I’ll tell you what,” Rev. Cruz continued. “There are absolutes. There are absolutes. Start being biblically correct instead of politically correct.”
Rafael Cruz fled Cuba at age 18 in 1957 after he realized Fidel Castro was a hardcore Communist. He worked his way through the University of Texas working as a dishwasher making 50 cents an hour. He earned a degree in mathematics. He was granted political asylum in 1961 and he because a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005.
He eventually settled in Texas and his Dallas-based church also operates Christian ministries in Mexico and Central America. His son, Ted Cruz, is the junior senator from Texas, a Republican, and the first Cuban-American to hold that office.