Apparently Rafael Cruz, the father of Canadian-born Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, isn’t a believer in what the Bible teaches about social justice.
Rafael Cruz told an April gathering of tea party supporters in Hood County, Texas, that the “wicked,” including so-called Republicans In Name Only, were ruling the United States, and made his often-repeated claim that Obamacare would mandate suicide or stoppage of treatment for elderly patients.
Saying “social justice is a cancer,” the elder Cruz also claimed at the gathering that the federal government wanted to “take all of your money” and confiscate “our fortunes.”
While Rafael Cruz may believe social justice is a cancer, let’s take a look at what the Bible says about social justice.
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
1 John 3:17-18
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.