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Ted Cruz's father calls for "Heathen Zones"

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    David Neilsen, Newslo, November 14th 2013: Ted Cruz’s Father Suggests Placing Atheists in ‘Camps’

    I missed this article from November of last year. Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, spoke against atheism and secular humanism at a gathering of an Oklahoma Second Amendment advocacy group last November. Some excerpts from the article:


    "[Rafael Cruz] warned that atheists are in danger of corrupting the youth of America and called for action before America was overrun. His solution to what he termed ‘the problem of the Godless’ is the creation of a series of ‘Heathen Zones’- fenced-in camps located mostly in Northern California and Vermont.

    “It’s a free country,” he said. “If these people need to practice their holy rites of atheism, they can do so, as long as they are in clearly-marked encampments far away from the rest of us.”

    “While they’re in their Heathen Zones, they’re free to dance naked around the fire, brand the mark of the Devil on their flesh or whatever else they want to do,” he added. “Of course, if they step one foot outside the electrified fence we shoot them between the eyes. Two or three times, just to be sure.”


    I guess that's his idea of invoking a "Second Amendment remedy" for curing atheists of their affliction. I wonder if the audience cheered his remarks.

    Pastor Cruz, a born again evangelical preacher born in Cuba and immigrant to Canada and the USA, seems to have harsh words for some segments of the US society. Cruz only became a naturalized citizen in 2005, and would have had to take a civics test on American government. I wonder if he flunked Question 10.

    Civics (History and Government) Questions for the Naturalization Test


    10. What is freedom of religion?
    Answer: You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion