At a campaign rally this week in Iowa,
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz agreed with a supporter
who lamented the White House's support of the Supreme Court's finding
that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry.
The man asked about the nation's “moral
decay,” pointing to the decision to light up the White House in
rainbow colors to honor the high court's ruling.
“It was a sad day when I saw the
capitol building all lit up in the rainbow colors,” Randy
DeLong said. “How will your faith have a positive effect? How
will you light that faith to make changes?”
Cruz, a vocal opponent of marriage
equality, responded by saying that the rainbow display was an
inherent sign that “our country is in a time of crisis.”
He also reiterated his claims that the
decision is “fundamentally illegitimate, lawless and