Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is seeking to siphon evangelical voters from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, by revealing the senator’s inconsistencies in his faith.
Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, said tax records show that Cruz tithed less than 1 percent of his income to his church. Cruz and Huckabee are Southern Baptists, and that denomination’s doctrine states members are to tithe 10 percent of their income.
The tax returns are from Cruz’s 2012 senate race. According to Huckabee in one interview, “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.” Huckabee said the amount given to his church demonstrates Cruz’s priorities in his life.
“I just think it’s hard to say God is first in your life if He’s last in your budget,” Huckabee said. “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.”
He said tithing demonstrates a person’s spiritual place . . .
Huckabee launched an attack on Cruz earlier in the week when he criticized the Tea Party favorite for meeting with New York gay hotel owners early in his campaign while stating he is against gay marriage. Huckabee’s criticism came after Cruz attacked “New York values” in criticizing leading GOP presidential rival Donald Trump. (Read more from “One of Ted Cruz’s Opponents Just Called Him out Over 1 Thing No One Else Is Talking About” HERE)