Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, will be speaking at Pilot Mountain State Park on Saturday. Cruz is visiting in order to take part in the Jubilee at Jomeokee, an event sponsored by a local tea party group that is part of the movement’s North Carolina Constitution Day.
The event, which has no fee for entry, will begin at 10:30 a.m. and last until 2:30 p.m. Cruz will be speaking around 1:30 p.m., according to event organizer Kevin Shinault.
According to Shinault, Cruz, who is a pastor, was imprisoned in the communist nation of Cuba before escaping to the United States. Cruz will share that story and his take on what’s going on in the nation today.
Other speakers will include radio personality Gadi Adelman, counter-terrorism expert Hamody Jasim and area pastors Ron Baity and Kevin Broyhill. Adelman has been “calling out Islam terror for years,” according to Shinault. Hamody Jasim is the author of The Terrorist Whisperer and will be signing copies of his book at the event. Shinault said Baity and Broyhill are champions for the protection of religious liberties.
Shinault also said there will be additional speakers, musicians and a number of vendors, including food vendors, at the event. Vendor and candidate locations are available for rent at a cost of $50.
Shinault said the themes of the event will be protecting the country from radical Islamic terrorists, the United States Constitution and the protection of religious liberty.
According to Shinault constitutional experts such as Major Dave Goetz, Scott Cumbie and Bill Flynn will also be speaking at the event. Shinault called the three men “the voice of the boots on the ground in North Carolina winning for our values.”
“We will also be honoring our veterans and members of the armed forces,” said Shinault. “We will also thank law enforcement personnel for the job they do. They’ve been taking an unwarranted beating lately.”
Shinault said all those concerned about the nation’s direction should join he and other tea party members at the park Saturday.
Andy Winemiller is a staff writer at the Mount Airy News. Andy can be reached at (336) 415-4698 or firstname.lastname@example.org.