Texas Senator and presidential
candidate Ted Cruz has joined a campaign calling on pastors to hold a
two-hour prayer service on the day the Supreme Court will hear
arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in four states.
The effort is being spearheaded by
Christian conservative David Lane of the American Renewal Project.
Lane said in a recent email the
services were needed because “America is on the verge of learning
something that can be learned in no other way, rebellion against God
brings consequences. There is no safety in distance from God.”
According to CBN's David Brody, Cruz, a
Republican, sent his own email to thousands of pastors, asking them
to preach against marriage equality on the Sunday, April 26 and hold
the prayer services two days later.
“We know that marriage is intended to
be sacred, beautiful and nourishing,” Cruz
wrote. “If you do not influence your congregation's
understanding of marriage, who will fill the void? Hollywood?
“Prayer moves our God to intervene in
“Regardless of what happens in the
Supreme Court, or anywhere else, we know that the truth will never be
obsolete. … That leaves us only one question. Will we be on the
right side of history, the side occupied by the Author of history?
Otherwise we will fall victim to the fashions of the times.”
“Will we discard an institution,
ordained by God, which has brought so much stability and happiness to
the human family? Or will we stand in its support? Rightly or
wrongly, the Supreme Court will take a stand on marriage this summer.
Let's take ours now,” he added.
Clinton calls on Supreme Court to strike down gay marriage bans.)