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Ted Cruz to Brody File: Believers in Jesus Christ Must Stand and Vote Biblical Values, Not Surrender Public Square to Non-Believers


In an exclusive interview with The Brody File down in South Carolina, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz says believers in Jesus Christ must stand and vote biblical values rather than letting non-believers selected the leaders of our country.

"For far too long, Christians have been staying home, have been ceding the public square to non-believers and when we look at the state of the country, when our heart weeps at what's happening to the country and we wonder why is it that the federal government is waging war on life, is waging war on marriage, is waging war on religious liberty is it any wonder when 54 million evangelical Christians stayed home in 2012, did not vote?”

Cruz continues: "If we allow our leaders to be selected from non-believers we shouldn't be surprised when our leaders don't share our values. So what I'm working to do more than anything else is energize and empower the grassroots and do everything we can for Christians to stand up and vote biblical values."

Our interview took place last Thursday afternoon in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Cruz was in town to meet privately with pastors at an event sponsored by the American Renewal Project. Our CBN cameras were on hand for that meeting and you can check out The Brody File for clips from the meeting.

Look folks, evangelicals have an important decision to make. Ted Cruz is speaking their language and has a record that matches his rhetoric. You would think that would be a perfect match for evangelicals and so far, at least in Iowa, they have shown strong support.

Can evangelicals in South Carolina duplicate that effort? We’re going to find out. Cruz's team will need to work overtime because with Donald Trump being such a factor in this presidential race, he’ll need EVEN MORE evangelicals to show up.

It becomes a numbers game. You can easily make the argument that without significant turnout by evangelicals in Iowa, Cruz would have lost the Hawkeye state. Looking forward to the South Carolina exit polls a week from Saturday.

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Ted Cruz: For far too long, Christians have been staying home, have been ceding the public square to non-believers and when we look at the state of the country, when our heart weeps at what's happening to the country and we wonder why is it that the federal government is waging war on life, is waging war on marriage, is waging war on religious liberty is it any wonder when 54 million evangelical Christians stayed home in 2012, did not vote.

If we allow our leaders to be selected from non-believers we shouldn't be surprised when our leaders don't share our values. So what I'm working to do more than anything else is energize and empower the grassroots and do everything we can for Christians to stand up and vote biblical values.

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Comments on this post

# Economics are the REAL ISSUE

As a Republican, I am so tired of all the litmus tests by God-Squad Credentialing Police, literally driving half the electorate away from our politics (and apparently trying to mimic ISIS). Our politics are primarily about sound economic public policy that serves everyone's best interests by promoting freedom and liberty, not about establishing a Christian theocratic state. Even so, we can't hope to win on the important social issues if everyone brands all Republicans as just a group of religious pro-Cruz zealots whose views can be discounted due to crazed religious bias. Let's not forget the best example: Jesus didn't run for Senate or to replace Caesar. Stop this "believer" vs. "non-believer" talk about the public square, IMMEDIATELY! It's wicked and divisive.
Left by PatriotX on Feb 16, 2016 5:22 PM