Rick Perry has released a new ad in Iowa that links faith to anti-gay sentiment.

Perry, whose poll numbers have fallen to 7 percent in the latest Real Clear Politics survey, questions President Barack Obama's faith for allowing gay and bisexual service members to serve openly in the military.

(Related: Rick Perry condemns Obama for tying foreign aid to gay rights.)

In the 30-second ad, Perry, dressed causally in a traditional Carhartt work coat, walks in a lush meadow as he speaks.

“I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school,” the Texas governor says in the ad “As president, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Majority of Iowa GOP caucus-goers support gay unions.)