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Ted is leading the fight to end the war on Faith in America

 

8/23/2015

In Des Moines, IA, Ted hosted a Rally for Religious Liberty calling attention to the religious persecution of Christian business owners and employees who have been sanctioned by their government because of their religious beliefs. Joining Ted at the rally were: Dick and Betty Odgaard, Barronelle Stutzman, Aaron and Melissa Klein, Blaine Adamson, Senior Master Sergeant (Retired) Phillip Monk, Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, and Naghmeh Abedini.

Also hosting several of the victims of religious persecution for a discussion was Iowa-based syndicated radio host and outspoken conservative activist Steve Deace. Steve has been a fixture in Iowa broadcasting for more than a decade and is an influential opinion maker across the Hawkeye State, is a tireless advocate for liberty, fiscal responsibility, and traditional American values, and is considered by many one of the rising stars in conservative media.

Earlier this week, Steve announced on his radio show that he will be supporting Ted for President. He also wrote about the endorsement in the Washington Times saying:

[T]here are three things that set Mr. Cruz apart from the rest which deem him worthy of an early endorsement.

First, Mr. Cruz is the one candidate in this primary who has never looked the other way when the GOP establishment sold out conservatives or betrayed the trust of the American people...

Second for Mr. Cruz is electability. Starting with the primary, conservatives can only coalesce to defeat the GOP establishment if there is a viable, full-spectrum conservative in the race. And not only can no one question Mr. Cruz’s conservative credentials, but he has raised the most hard money of any GOP presidential candidate (and an astonishing $50 million overall). He’s already drawing massive crowds and building organization in southern Super Tuesday states that surpass what most of his campaign rivals have on the ground in the first in the nation caucus state of Iowa. The sum of those parts is proof Mr. Cruz is the only conservative candidate ready to run a national campaign against the establishment – something conservatives haven’t been able to do since Ronald Reagan...

Third and finally, it’s not just enough to have courage of conviction and the resources to win. You must be able to lead the country once elected, and this debate isn’t as simple as choosing between a governor or senator to helm the office of president...

And that is why I am proud to endorse him for president of the United States, and will be doing everything in my power to encourage courageous conservatives across the country to do the same.

Ted is leading this fight to defend our religious liberty because he recognizes this nation was founded by brave men and women fleeing religious oppression who came to a new world where they could seek and worship the Lord God almighty with all of their heart, mind, and soul — free of oppression from government.

Sadly, under the Obama Administration, we are seeing the greatest assault on faith in our nation’s history. The persecution of religious liberty must end.