“I just really hope during his next event, he comes out in spandex.”
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has found himself at the center of another conspiracy theory during this election season. People believe that he may moonlight as Michael Sweet, lead singer of Stryper, all because of this Facebook post.
Michael Boulerice / Via Facebook: MichaelBoulericeAuthor
Stryper is a four-member Christian heavy metal band from Orange County, California. They formed in 1983 and have produced eleven albums in their 20-year career.
Band members: Oz Fox, Robert Sweet, Michael Sweet and Tim Gaines.
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The band name is an acronym for « Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness. »
It's drawn from a Bible verse Isaiah 53: 5, which reads, « he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. »
Michael Boulerice, a 35-year-old author based in New Hampshire, saw the uncanny resemblance between a young Michael Sweet and Ted Cruz while driving back from a snowboarding trip with a friend.