Cruz: Proud to stand with Pence

PrayingBy The Iowa Statesman


In light of the controversy surrounding Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz issued the following statement today in support of that state’s governor, Mike Pence, and the effort to defend religious liberty and protect against government efforts to force individuals to violate their deeply held beliefs:

I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition. There was a time, not too long ago, when defending religious liberty enjoyed strong bipartisan support. Alas, today we are facing a concerted assault on the First Amendment, on the right of every American to seek out and worship God according to the dictates of his or her conscience. Governor Pence is holding the line to protect religious liberty in the Hoosier State. Indiana is giving voice to millions of courageous conservatives across this country who are deeply concerned about the ongoing attacks upon our personal liberties. I’m proud to stand with Mike, and I urge Americans to do the same.