Texas Senator Ted Cruz told a group of social conservatives that
gay marriage supporters have the momentum and that “we need to be
on our knees” praying.
Cruz, a Tea Party Republican, made his remarks in addressing
roughly 800 pastors at an Iowa event urging Christian leaders to
speak out more forcefully on political issues.
“On marriage there is no issue in which we need to be more on
our knees because the momentum is with the opponents of traditional
marriage,” Cruz said. “We saw a decision from the US Supreme
Court, a decision that some have herald, even some conservatives have
herald [sic]. I think that decision was an abject demonstration of judicial
activism. Five unelected judges saying we are going to set aside the
policy preference of the state of California, the citizens, not of
some crazy right-wing state, California. The citizens of California
went to vote and they voted and said in the state of California we
want marriage to be the traditional union of one man and one woman.
And the US Supreme Court, as a result of its decision, said you have
no right to define marriage in your state, we know better. We're
facing an assault on marriage. As pastors, each of you has a special
responsibility and a special ability to speak to your congregations
and to mobilize the people, and mobilize them more than anything to
pray.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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