As a Christian, it's truly frustrating to watch pastors behave with intellectual dishonesty when it comes to politics. While they're free to personally support a candidate, they're not supposed to endorse one from the pulpit.
So watch Kenneth Copeland, fundamentalist prosperity gospel pastor from the dark ages of politics past, step up to the plate and "not endorse while still endorsing" Ted Cruz.
Right Wing Watch reports that Copeland introduced Rafael Cruz at a pastors' retreat by saying, "I believe, with all my heart, that his son is called and anointed to be the next president of the United States."
If only that was all there was to it.
After Cruz spoke for an hour, delivering his standard presentation urging Christians to vote in order to beat back secularism and take control of this nation, Copeland asked him to recount how the Holy Spirit had descended upon a Cruz family prayer session and convinced Ted to seek the presidency, which Rafael took as a sign that "God has raised him up for such a time as this."
Then, several church elders gathered around Cruz in order to lay hands upon him and pray while Eagle Mountain International Church senior pastor George Pearsons proclaimed that "we are in the midst right now of the new birth of this nation."
If Copeland and his ilk are to be believed, God routinely anoints losers.
Sarah Palin was said to be anointed. She lost.
Mike Huckabee was said to be anointed. He lost.
Rick Santorum, also anointed, also a loser.
Another anointed one is fighting with Ted Cruz right now. That's Ben Carson. And he's losing.
Maybe people should just quit thinking they know the mind of God. This sentiment seems to fit: