Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blog #1: Ted Cruz and Religious Memes

     The theme of this case study is looking at Ted Cruz and Christianity during the 2016 Presidential Election.  This case study was selected because Ted Cruz was a presidential candidate that closely tied his race and political views to his beliefs.  Gaddy’s chapter “God Talk in the Public Square” brought up many points that combined politics and religion that were apparent during Cruz’s time running for office and would be beneficial to look even more closely at when evaluating these memes.  It is also interesting to witness exactly what aspects of his faith beliefs translated to his political views and exactly how the public and his constituents viewed him because of his title as an Evangelical Christian.  The possibility of his religious beliefs ultimately hurting his chance to be the Republican nominee would also be interesting to look at when researching the memes.  Ultimately, Cruz is an easy target when study religion and politics because he ties the two together seamlessly.    

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