Cruz supporter Jerry Boykin was the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2007 and is a radical Christian political activist. Boykin, a born-again Christian has gained attention for his Christian views over the years and some of his public remarks which cast the War on Terror in religious terms have generated considerable controversy.
A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2004 that he had “violated” regulations by failing to explain these remarks were not made in an official capacity. A ten-month investigation carried out by the Department of Defense later concluded in August 2004 that Boykin had “broken” three rules in giving the speeches.
These are the types that gravitate to the Cruz campaign. VoteVets argued that Boykin’s views were incompatible with Army values, inconsistent with Army doctrine, and disrespectful of the service members serving in the Armed Forces.
Members of the Forum on the Military Chaplaincy also opposed Boykin’s message as “It sends a poisonous message to have chaplains sponsor someone so strongly associated with speech that condemns one particular religious group.”
General Boykin has no “right” to be free from criticism and he has no “right” to have his irresponsible positions promoted by public officials. Indeed, Americans who value free speech and religious liberty have good reasons to challenge Boykin’s assertions, and to hold accountable public officials who give his extremism credibility it does not deserve.
In 1993 Boykin consulted then-Attorney General Janet Reno on the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas and we all know how that turned out. During the siege, dozens remained inside, and on April 19, more than 80 of them, including 17 children, perished in a fire that engulfed the complex.
Certain FBI and Department of Justice officials failed to disclose evidence and information about the use of pyrotechnic tear gas rounds until August 1999. This failure resulted from a combination of the inappropriate handling of evidence and the dereliction of duty.”
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Ted Cruz won’t condemn pastor who called for gay people to be KILLED
No matter what you think of a chosen lifestyle this is just plain wrong to call for the death of any segment of a civilized society. “Fighting for religious liberty for Christians, for Jews, for Muslims, for every one of us to practice our faith.” ~ Senator Ted Cruz.
Well this sure doesn’t sound like Freedom and Liberty for all with Cruz sharing a stage with a pastor who has called for gay people to be put to death and fails to condemn his comments.
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