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Glory to God in Iowa

Glory to God in Iowa

The Religion News Service has a handy run-down of five faith facts for each of the candidates considered front-runners for this November’s presidential election. Highlights include Donald Trump‘s Bible collection, Hillary Clinton‘s daily prayer practice, and John Kasich‘s bi-weekly literalist Bible study group.

Reporting on last night’s Iowa caucuses, RNS notes

Sen.Ted Cruz began his Iowa caucus victory speech with “To God be the glory!” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s not-exactly-victory speech concluded with “God bless America.”  She was locked in “a virtual tie,” as rival Sen. Bernie Sanders said in his no-mention-of-God speech.

Find five faith facts about your favorite candidate here (or add your own in the comments).

Featured image: “Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz kisses his wife, Heidi Cruz, after winning at his Iowa caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTX250O6” – via RNS


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Ron Caldwell

The best Christian running for president now is not a Christian. Sanders social gospel message of caring for all people and his exemplary ethical and moral campaign have put all the rest to shame. He won my heart when, on the day before the Iowa caucuses, he refused to make an issue of new allegations about Clinton’s emails even though a strong, negative last-minute attack on her might have put him over the top in Iowa. American politics would be so much better with that kind of integrity.

JC Fisher

Sigh. I really don’t want to hear who people are voting for. Not for my favorite candidate, not for my least favorite candidate. Here in THIS space, Episcopal Cafe, I just don’t want to know.

Paul Woodrum

Cruz “gave his heart to Jesus”? So that’s where it went!

Carolyn Peet

You mock a man’s salvation? Seriously?

JC Fisher

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matt. 7:21)

William Bockstael

Is this supposed to signal that God is a Republican ?

Frank Schlossberg

You did not get the memo….God is an old, angry WASP entity who favors Republicans and blesses America

Leslie Marshall

I loved hearing, ‘to God be the glory’ from Cruz….and ‘I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’ from Rubio.

I think it’s great that 2 candidates whose parents immigrated from Cuba, did so well in the Iowa caucus, and I think its interesting that both are non-denominational Christians.

I think Rubio could win the nomination and the presidency because he’s young, attractive & conservative. He (or Cruz) could be our first Hispanic president which would be very positive for our country.

‘5 Faith Facts’…Rubio & his mother, were previously Catholic, and previously Mormon, then became evangelical Christians when he was a teen. Cruz’s parents were previously Catholic and converted to evangelical Christian when Ted was about 4 years old, Ted gave his heart to Jesus at age 8.

Gregory Orloff

How much better it would be, Leslie, if Cruz’s and Rubio’s political policies said “Glory to God” and “Glory to Jesus Christ.” Unfortunately, many of the policies they’ve pushed and still push harm Christ Jesus, who is among us in the guise of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the homeless, the sick and the jailed. Mary Sheeran is right: had their voting bloc been overwhelmingly Native American, we’d hear Cruz and Rubio talking about sweat lodges and the Great Spirit.

June Butler

Amen, Gregory. “Lord, when did we see you?” Look it up. It’s in the Gospel. Really.


Please follow the stated comment policy and always post comments using your first & last names. – ed

What are some of these anti-Christian policies Cruz and/or Rubio pushed? Not trolling, I am sincerely interested in learning more about them.

Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD

However, Rubio and his family are now in the Roman Catholic Church.

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