Oh Come On! Ted Cruz is Now Being Criticezed Over How Much Tithing He Pays
Ted Cruz, who has surged in Iowa with the help of evangelical voters — is being criticized by one opponent in the Republican presidential race over his tithing to the church.
According to a report at BuzzFeed, based on tax returns released when he ran for the Senate in 2012, “Cruz contributed less than 1 percent of his income to charity between 2006 and 2010 — a far cry from the 10 percent most evangelical leaders believe the Bible demands.”
Cruz, who identifies as Southern Baptist, is being challenged for Iowa’s Christian conservative vote from a number of rivals, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
“I just think it’s hard to say God is first in your life if he’s last in your budget,” Huckabee told BuzzFeed for the story on Cruz’s tithing. “If I can’t trust God with a dime out of each dollar that I earn, then I’m not sure how I can tell him that I trust him with my whole life… To me, it’s a validation of a person’s stewardship and whether they put God first in their life, not just in their political endeavors.”