Donald Trump might have the white nationalist vote sewed up, but Ted Cruz is nailing those whacko-bird New Apostolic Reformation preachers who have bizarre ideas.
How far we've come from the days when John McCain was forced to denounce John Hagee for his hatred of Jews, haven't we? Look who just endorsed Ted Cruz, to his delight.
One of the key leaders in the NAR movement is Mike Bickle, who also played a central role in organizing Perry's prayer rally. Bickle is the founder of the International House of Prayer, a controversial missionary organization in Kansas City, Missouri, that some critics have labeled a cult and which is best known for engaging in nonstop 24-hour-a-day prayer in preparation for the End Times and for its anti-gay activism in Uganda.
Bickle, unsurprisingly is a demon-fighting radical who believes that gay marriage is "rooted in the depths of hell," that homosexuality "opens the door to the demonic realm" and that Oprah Winfrey is a forerunner of the Antichrist.
And then there's this:
Back in 2004, Bickle declared that as the End Times approach, all Jews will be given a chance to accept Jesus, warning that if they do not accept "the grace" of Christ, God will then "raise up a hunter" who will kill two-thirds of them "and the most famous hunter in recent history is a man named Adolf Hitler":
Cruz is a frontrunner in the race to be the leader of the free world, and these are the people who support him. Your Republican Party, ladies and gentlemen.