After Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) handily defeated Donald Trump on Tuesday in the Wisconsin primary, the pro-Israeli group Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) released video of Cruz's father's speech during a recent PJTN gala dinner.
At the event held in Tennessee in February, Pastor Rafael Cruz – who is considered to be a major influence on his son – spoke strongly in favor of Israel, declaring that the very "foundation of America and the American Constitution was the Torah."
In his speech, Pastor Cruz told PJTN supporters that his son is the "strongest supporter of Israel on Capitol Hill," and promised that he "will continue to support Israel unconditionally."
He also countered replacement theology, by which some Christians believe they are the new Jews and that God has abandoned the Jewish people. PJTN has made fighting replacement theology and anti-Semitism one of its key goals.
After calling replacement theology heresy, Cruz said his son "will not fund the United Nations, until they stop supporting BDS and anti-Semitism.”
"Israel is the only country in the world with a title deed from the Almighty!," emphasized Pastor Cruz, noting on the divine promise to the Jewish people.
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president and founder of PJTN, embraced and thanked Pastor Cruz at the end of his speech.
"Pastor Cruz is a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people within the Evangelical world," she said. "We need more people like him today, when more and more of our brothers and sisters are embracing heretical forms of anti-Semitism like BDS and replacement theology."
Cardoza-Moore promised that "PJTN will continue to do everything in its power to educate all Christians worldwide to stand as a firewall around the Jewish people and Israel. We will also continue to fight anti-Semitism wherever it raises its ugly head, whether in churches, university campuses or at the United Nations.”