Hundreds of pastors in Iowa anointed U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul with a shower of prayers after they collectively promoted an agenda to abolish the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), get rid of Obamacare, champion religious freedom, defend marriage and fight abortion on Friday.
A CBN report highlighted that the two born-again Christian and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates were blessed by the crowd of spiritual leaders who had gathered for the Pastors and Pews event organized by influential social conservative political activist David Lane. …
Cruz reportedly addressed the audience at the closed-door meeting for about 30 minutes and took questions at the end of his speech. He highlighted his history of supporting religious freedom cases including the Ten Commandments and the Mojave Cross cases. He called for getting rid of Obamacare and the IRS and received a standing ovation for his position on the IRS. And on marriage, he said: “There’s no issue where we need to be more on our knees…we are facing an assault on marriage.”
Paul spent the majority of the 20 minutes he spoke explaining how “religious liberty, freedom and virtue go hand in hand,” according to CBN. He also argued for withholding aid from countries that hate the United States. Regarding foreign policy, Paul quoted biblical scripture supporting peace – “Blessed are the peacemakers”. He made clear, however, that “he (Paul) was not against war and if war was necessary, he would make sure America would win it decisively,” noted the CBN.
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