Cruz releases video featuring Grimes business owners

Ted Cruz -- OdgaardsThis morning, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz released a video telling the story of Dick and Betty Odgaard, the Iowa couple who recently had to shut down their business, Gortz Haus, as a result of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s efforts to force them to host a same-sex wedding ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs.

The video highlights the Odgaards’ experience with government-sanctioned religious intolerance, as well as their reaction to being targeted. Cruz will host a special event in Des Moines next month, The Rally for Religious Liberty, which will feature the Odgaards and others who have been unfairly attacked for their Christian faith.

Details of the event:

Friday, Aug. 21
5:30 p.m. — Doors Open
6:30 p.m. — Program Starts
Grand Ballroom, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
Iowa Events Center
730 Third Street, Des Moines

CLICK HERE to RSVP for the event.

Scroll down to see the new video.