Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Urges Pastors to Preach About Biblical Marriage

Ted Cruz Credit Gage SkidmoreWASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has sent a letter to tens of thousands of pastors nationwide, urging them to preach about biblical marriage the weekend before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments over states’ rights regarding the definition of marriage.

“On Tuesday, April 28, the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in favor of ‘same-sex marriage.’ How will the American church respond?” he asked. “The prophet Daniel described the people who know their God as people who do two things: display strength and take action (Daniel 11:32).”

Cruz therefore asked that pastors deliver messages on biblical marriage on Sunday, April 26, and that they lead prayer services on the 28th as the oral arguments are considered. He exhorted Christians to cease being complacent about the matter.

“We know that marriage is intended to be sacred, beautiful, and nourishing. If you do not influence your congregation’s understanding of marriage, who will fill the void? Hollywood? Divorce courts?” he asked. “The church has not shared the truth about marriage well; it is time to repent and commit ourselves to courage on this front.”

Cruz, the son of an evangelical minister, then stated that the right side of history on the issue is God’s side.

“Regardless of what happens in the Supreme Court, or anywhere else, we know that the truth will never be obsolete. The union of man and woman in marriage will always be relevant,” he said. “That leaves us only one question. Will we be on the right side of history, the side occupied by the Author of history? Otherwise, we will fall victim to the fashions of the times.”

“Will we discard an institution, ordained by God, which has brought so much stability and happiness to the human family? Or will we stand in its support?” Cruz continued. “Rightly or wrongly, the Supreme Court will take a stand on marriage this summer. Let’s take ours now.”

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Cruz’ letter was in support of an effort launched by David Lane of the American Renewal Project, who first proposed the preaching and prayer services.

As previously reported, Cruz mentioned the institution of marriage last month when he announced his candidacy for president of the United States at Liberty University.

“Instead of a federal government that wages an assault on our religious liberty, that goes after Hobby Lobby, that goes after the Little Sisters of the Poor, that goes after Liberty University, imagine a federal government that stands for the First Amendment rights of every American,” he stated. “Instead of a federal government that works to undermine our values, imagine a federal government that works to defend the sanctity of human life, and to uphold the sacrament of marriage.”

“There are people who wonder if faith is real,” Cruz said. “I can tell you, in my family there’s not a second of doubt, because were it not for the transformative love of Jesus Christ, I would not have been saved…”

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  • Paul Hiett

    By all means, Cruz, seal the nail in the coffin of your political career.

    • El Cid

      Life is more important than a political position…or money.

      • weasel1886

        Not to a politician ! For enough cash he would turn on his own mother

        • The Last Trump

          You got THAT right! Liberals!
          Just look what they did to traditional marriage! Sellouts.

          • Deina

            Heavens, yes!

            Just look at the millions of straight couples getting divorced just because 30 states (thus far) recognize mono-gendered marriage!

            Just think of the hundreds of thousands of conversations going on as we speak, along the lines of: “Honey, I know we had plans to get married in June and have all our family and friends join us in celebration, but now that these gay people can get married, too, we’ll have to call it off — I just don’t feel good about marrying you anymore – let’s just live together in sin instead.” (with thx to my friend EthanAlex – I’m not half clever enough to think up this stuff! 🙂 )

          • OldArkie

            Its very sad, that’s exactly what many professing Christians are doing. They feel if they shack up, its the same as getting married, and they’re following Jesus, very closely. They do not believe this verse is truthful, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived……………..” 1 Corinthians 6:9

          • Deina

            Couples choosing to not get married, just because gays & lesbians can?

            Go on, pull the other one!

            I’d love to see some proof of that one, I would!

          • UmustBKiddinMe

            What did they do to traditional marriage?

        • El Cid

          That’s why everyone in Washington should be an American first, politician second. But, too many are party first, America last including the guy in the white house.

          • OldArkie

            We all should be a Christian 1st standing with God, denying self, bearing our cross, following Jesus.

          • El Cid

            I strongly believe in the Christ. As a patriot, I’m an “America Frist” kind of guy.

          • OldArkie

            So you put American ahead of Christ, sad, that’s what many Americans do, they will die for this country, yet will not give their life to Christ, Galatians 2:20. Seems many thinks if you give your life for the United States you’ve earned eternal life from God.

          • El Cid

            Don’t put words in my mouth Arkie. Christ is number one in my heart. But I will fight and die for my country.

          • OldArkie

            I did not put words in your mouth.

            “You said, “I’m an “America Frist” kind of guy.”

            You said yourself, “America First.” I just repeated what you said.

          • El Cid

            Arkie…believe what you want to believe, but I stated my case.

          • OldArkie

            I do not know you and the only thing I can believe about you, is what you say. So its not about what I want to believe, its only about what you stated.

      • roald

        Where did life enter the discussion?

    • Tesla Rawks

      Speaking of nails in coffins, changing the name of sodomites and faggots to gay and then to even consider that two men being married to each other would not be a health hazard.

      Its is only a ploy to get homosexuals to attract younger victims into a hardship that AIDs HIV and HEP brings causing the young to depend on medical treatments the rest of their lives.
      You won’t even be able to donate blood because it is a illness with no cure.
      Irrational thinkers will do their best to pass this off as something that it is not.

      • James

        Hell yea! Only gays get aids. It’s proven science! Also, it’s a choice that people make and they know it. That’s why they are trying to make it more appealing to young people. Anyone who has killed themselves because of self loathing due to their homosexuality clearly had other issues. They made the choice to be gay. Then they used it as an excuse to kill themselves because they wanted to anyway! Idiot logic.

    • Chet

      Being a Christian, he is fully aware of creator God’s position on marriage as he decreed within his Word, the Holy Bible. And he’s probaby more concerned about what the Lord thinks of him in taking a stand on biblical principles rather than being unduly concerned over what those who reject the Truth think..

  • LeftCoast

    We need to keep preaching the truth from the pulpit. The Feds will side with sin but the church needs to side with Jesus.

    • Jade

      Jesus is on the side of the LGBT and gay marriage because God made some human beings gay – sorry this is so difficult for many Evangelical Christians to understand. If I were to preach about Biblical marriage, I would preach about man and many wives and/or concubines because that is all we see when we read scripture. Or if we read the writings of Paul, we see that we should not even get married. Do you people really need to spend your time hating the innocent?

      • LeftCoast

        I don’t hate the innocent, I will speak about the sin that is being OKed by passive Christians like yourself and others. You must attend a PC USA church.

        • roald

          Do you feel divorce should be allowed? What about stores being open on Sunday? How should the owner and employees be punished?

          What do you think about people who would treat others in a way they would not care to be treated? Unless you are without sin, others should be able to discriminate against you.

  • Tori Dean Swingrover

    Ted you stick to politics and let us pastors preach God’s word. It is not for politicians to direct Bible teachers what to teach and preach.

    • KamonSence1951

      I’m so over Cruz now. I liked him a lot before he started making this a Christian election. I loath religion being mixed in with and twisted to justify anything government related! I dismiss and ignore politicians who insert their religion onto a nation that was also founded on freedom of and freedom from religion, and of many religions and many of no religion because EVERYTHING should be based on common sense, respect, dignity and honesty to begin with. These things are not the ownership of any single religion, but of all free people who are willing to fight for it, work for and honor it. Decisions and actions based on or favored by religion or a favored religious group have no place in American government, especially when they exclude and segregate some groups of people due to cherry picked bible verses that are so often misunderstood or twisted to suit someone’s personal desires. No political figure should bring religion into anything relevant to American government. This is what our Founders tried to avoid, not promote.

      • Forever wild

        Your thinking is bass ackwards . The constitution was written to keep the government out of the church teachings not vice versa. If what you say were true then a Christian thinking person would not be able to run for office.

        • Paul Hiett

          Wrong, the Constitution does not allow for any religion to be established as the “official” religion, and therefore no religion has sway over our government.

          • Tori Dean Swingrover

            The constitution protects religion from government. It was not written to protect politicians from receiving religious input from their own pastors and from scripture

          • Paul Hiett

            As long as religion doesn’t intrude into our government or public schools, politicians are free to believe what they want.

          • Leslie

            Wrong…it says we will not establish a religion that everyone needs to follow and if you knew British history you would know why. So why again did Washington swear his oath of office on a Bible in a church and what words did he say? I’m sick of people like you subverting the facts for your agenda.

          • Paul Hiett

            “shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

            That pretty much sums it up nicely I think.

            As for Washington…at the time of his death, he also owned over 300 slaves, so you’ll have to forgive me if I don’t care if he swore on a Bible or not. It has no bearing on the laws of this country if Washington swore on a Bible, a Koran, or Odin’s toilet paper.

            This is not a Christian nation. Never has been one, and it never will be one.

          • The Last Trump

            Wrong. Wrong. And wrong.
            Consult your local library or read any American history book.
            Those darn facts keep working against you, huh? Bummer.

          • Forever wild

            The constitution provides freedom OF RELIGION, not freedom FROM RELIGION unlike it was in England. The Church cannot force it’s beliefs on the government, but ANYONE has the right to voice his/ her beliefs including politicians.

          • Paul Hiett

            There is a difference between “voice” and “force”.

          • Forever wild

            What a brilliant observation. You should be teaching college.

          • The Last Trump

            You mean the government that swears oaths over the Holy Bible and who made Christmas and Easter national holidays?
            Yeah, no religious sway whatsoever.

    • bella23

      Someone needs to call the church to repentance for their apathy.

    • Leslie

      So what did you hope Cruz would send in a message to church pastors? Gun control? immigration? He speaking to a portion of his base in a letter to Pastors of faith speaking about a faith based issue. Now that the Gaystapo (my gay friends think it’s outrageous and embarrassing for all of them) is using the courts and government to persecute Christians who don’t want to attend an event. Not business as usual but an event, it has now become an “issue.” So people start sh*t using politics but are upset when someone wants to address it in politics? Meh, makes no sense.

    • Drew Binkley

      Poor ass job you been doing so far,about as useful as the border patrol not much.

  • AlexCass

    We hear a lot about “biblical marriage” these days. Some of us might
    not be clear on what that means. The website Religious Tolerance has
    provided a helpful article on the types of marriage found in the pages of the bible.

    Here’s a summary:

    1. Levirate Marriage

    When a woman was widowed without a son, it became the responsibility of the
    brother-in-law or a close male relative to take her in and impregnate
    her. If the resulting child was a son, he would be considered the heir
    of her late husband. See Ruth, and the story of Onan (Gen. 38:6-10).

    2. Polygynous Marriage

    Probably the most common form of marriage in the bible, it is where a man has more than one wife.

    3. A man, a woman and her property — a female slave

    The famous “handmaiden” sketch, as preformed by Abraham (Gen. 16:1-6) and Jacob (Gen. 30:4-5).

    4. A man, one or more wives, and some concubines

    The definition of a concubine varies from culture to culture, but they tended to be live-in mistresses. Concubines were tied to their “husband,” but had a lower status than a wife. Their children were not usually heirs, so they were safe outlets for sex without risking the line of succession. To see how badly a concubine could be treated,
    see the famous story of the Levite and his concubine (Judges 19:1-30).

    5. A male soldier and a female prisoner of war

    Women could be taken as booty from a successful campaign and forced to become
    wives or concubines. Deuteronomy 21:11-14 describes the process.

    6. A male rapist and his victim

    Deuteronomy 22:28-29 describes how an unmarried woman who had been raped must marry her attacker.

    7. A male and female slave

    A female slave could be married to a male slave without consent, presumably to produce more slaves.

    and of course …

    8. Monogamous, heterosexual marriage

    What you might think of as the standard form of marriage, provided you think of arranged marriages as the standard. Also remember that inter-faith or cross-ethnic marriage were forbidden for large chunks of biblical history. The important thing to realize here is that none of these models are described as better than any other. All appear to have been accepted.

    So there you go. The next time someone says that
    we need to stick with biblical marriage in this country, you can ask
    them which of the eight kinds they would prefer, and why.

    • Forever wild

      You certainly know how to quote scripture, as does Satan, sooooooo where is the scripture promoting same sex marriage?

      • weasel1886

        The same place it says no to divorce I would guess

        • Forever wild

          You guess? That is almost as bad as ass u me ing

          • weasel1886

            Wow another guy that talks just like Jesus. Which foul mouth follower is the real Jesus

          • Forever wild

            Go finish your pre school and you will learn what assume img means, Weasel

          • Paul Hiett

            There is a valid point here. Why do you not speak out against divorce as you do samesex marriage?

          • Forever wild

            Divorce is terrible and not condoned by anyone I know. But same sex marriage is worse. The Bible says these people are an abomination unto God and will not enter Heaven, unless they repent, turn from their ways and ask forgiveness. So this is much worse

          • Paul Hiett

            The OT says a lot of things are abominations to your deity…but you don’t seem to have a problem with those things.

          • Forever wild

            We live by the new testament and for your info. I have been married to the same sweet lady for 49 years, and believe the following:

            Matthew 19:3, Jesus is asked “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?” This provides clear context for his answer, which is as follows:“He answered, ‘Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning “made them male and female” [Genesis 1:27], and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh” [Genesis 2:24]? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
            ALSO;
            Rom. 1:26-27
            1st Cor. 6;9-10
            1st Tim 1:9-10
            Jude 1:7

          • Forever wild

            All sin is an abomination to God, the only true DEITY, including the un-natural act of homosexuality and bestiality.

          • roald

            Please tell me why I should care. The last time I checked we do not live in a theocracy and marriage is a civil act, thought couples may choose to add a religious component.

          • Forever wild

            You have no reason to care, no morals, no care. Have a wonderful rest of your life.

          • roald

            I see that you cannot respond other than with insults, so that tells me what I need to know. I hope that you have the opportunity some day to remove the beam from your eye.

          • James

            Mmmhmm. Eating shellfish and wearing clothes made from more than one fabric are also abominations to god. And don’t give me that old testament crap. The new testament didn’t change whether or not those things are sins. It just says that you can be forgiven for them. Jesus didn’t come to abolish the old law, he came to fulfill it. Think about that next time you’re doing one of those things. That’s why jesus died for you, because it’s an abomination. But it’s ok, because you’ll be forgiven. now go point your finger at other people’s sins and act like you’re doing right by god. Go on!

          • Forever wild

            Do homosexuals ask forgiveness for their sin or do they feel it isn’t a sin? As Jesus said, go and sin no more.

          • DCSquibbsr

            Because in Corinthians it tells you that divorce is allowed in cases of adultery

          • Paul Hiett

            So every divorce is now ok because of adultery? Really?

          • James

            That’s not the point. Are we going to OUTLAW divorce for any other reason? Are we going to start requiring people to provide divorce information before we are forced to make cakes for their wedding?

          • weasel1886

            Sorry your faith is so hateful

          • Forever wild

            I’m sorry you have none.

        • FoJC_Forever

          Jesus answered the divorce issue as well. God only approves divorce for one reason.

          • weasel1886

            So will the Christian right make sure we have laws denying divorce for only that reason? Will bakers, florists, etc. now ask if a person is divorced before offering their service ?

          • FoJC_Forever

            Marriage is a religious institution which has been recognized by US law. It remains a religious institution, regardless of the the twisted cultures desire to make it only a civil one.

            No business person or individual should be forced to participate in another person’s sin. Marriage outside of the Will of God stated by His Word, Jesus Christ, and honored by the Holy Spirit, is sin.

          • weasel1886

            I shouldn’t have to pay taxes for the military.
            If you can’t follow the law work to change it or don’t start a business

          • James

            Then maybe there shouldn’t be a legal contract and it shouldn’t affect your tax status.

          • weasel1886

            Show me in the Bible where is says you need to get a license from the state and stand before a minister.

          • FoJC_Forever

            You must be very young, naive, both, or you’re just doing your normal troll questioning.

            Marriage was around long before any formal earthly governments were formed. God created it and its definition has not changed, regardless of “state” or “federal” laws.

          • James

            nah, those things are still convenient to everyone. Christians like to cherry pick which laws they want to follow.

          • weasel1886

            I would love to hear an answer to my questions

          • FoJC_Forever

            Seek the LORD with your whole heart, and He will answer them completely.

          • weasel1886

            I’m afraid that’s one of my problems. I get told “just pray about it” which really doesn’t help me much in my walk

          • FoJC_Forever

            Your “walk”? Are you claiming to be a Christian, or are you just using terms commonly used?

            Christians know Jesus. Jesus talks to those He is saving from their Sin. Praying isn’t a ritual performed in front of a crowd, it is two-way communication between Believers and the LORD.

            God knows everything about you. He knows everything you will ever do, think, and feel, as well as everything which happens to you, from the time of your procreation to the time your body dies. Trite religion doesn’t cut it, because God demands Truth in the “inward parts” (your spirit and soul).

            If you seek Jesus Christ, you will find Him, and He will lead you into all Truth.

          • weasel1886

            God has never spoken to me even when asked

    • Luisa48

      We are under the new testament. Read it and find out what it says about a man having one wife. ..

      • weasel1886

        It also says not to divorce and we don’t follow that “law”.
        Gods word is interpreted by culture.

        • The Last Trump

          Also says don’t lie, cheat, steal and murder.
          We don’t follow those “laws” very well either.
          Good thing morality doesn’t come from us, huh?
          Thank God for His Word and for His direction.

          • weasel1886

            I agree, but I don’t see much difference in people that claim to be Christian and those that don’t

    • Dee Dee Oran

      I like the one that says: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh. ‘

      • Jade

        Except this scripture came directly after Adam and Eve were made so I guess they are referring to their children and therefore both the man and his wife would leave their same father and mother? Would that be accurate?

    • FoJC_Forever

      Jesus Christ, the Word of God who was in God before our creation and by Whom all things were created, gave us the definition of marriage as it was intended from the Beginning. Those who know Jesus Christ, and refer to “biblical marriage” in proper context, are only referring to God’s original design for marriage, not all the kinds of marriages that Fallen Mankind has engaged in since the infusion of Sin into mankind.

      Many study the Scriptures and twist them to their own Destruction.

      Follow Jesus, find Truth.

    • Tesla Rawks

      How about we ask gays why they want to pass on a death sentence (HEP HIV) to their civil right or is it loved one victims?
      By using the terms gay or marriage they want to hide the danger of blood disease and then they want to argue religion when its actual the black plague all over again.

      • James

        YEP! Again, those diseases ONLY affect gay people. It’s literally 100% scientific fact!

        • Tesla Rawks

          Well it is affecting young people by misleading them with words such as Marriage and Gay… Sounds perfectly harmless when they were meant to describe a happy person or a mother and father of opposite sex’s which is what they were born to know.
          So by lying to them and putting a false sense of safety when they can be manipulated into having sex and contracting those diseases like HIV and HEP that have no cure.. All because some homosexuals wanted to attract more contacts.Its not only irresponsible its sexual assault and with warning labels on everything from Shampoo to Televisions and gays want to pass them off as something that just isn’t so.
          Its dangerous and will affect a person for the rest of their lives.
          Much like needle users who share needles.. Its wrong and they know it and thought it couldn’t happen to them but they were wrong. Selling it as a civil right or Marriage just just a huge lie.

  • mark

    So he’s actively trying to ban divorce too right?

  • SFBruce

    I thought conservatives didn’t like it when the government tells churches and ministers what to do, and yet that’s precisely what Cruz is doing here. I also thought Cruz was running for President, but apparently he thinks that includes being theologian-in-chief.

    • Dee Dee Oran

      Some of you think you can turn off your Christianity, depending on the circumstances in your life. That is not possible. Becoming a follower of JESUS CHRIST and HIS teaching is a Way of life. Everything we say or do should influence our daily lives, based on HIS teaching of love, compassion, tolerance, and charity. We may not always live up to that, because we are still human, but we all, as Christians, should try. Senator Cruz is a Christian, and I think, a true believer in JESUS, and he is also a politician running for President. Those two things are compatible with each other. He will make a great President and he has my vote. The Constitution guarantees us freedom OF religion not FROM. We can choose a religion or no religion, depending on the individual. We cannot establish a government-run religion. Cruz/2016. GOD bless you all.

      • Dee Dee Oran

        In addition, Senator Cruz wrote the letter to the pastors as a Christian, which he is allowed to do.

    • College Geek

      Ummm I’m not sure if you read the article, but he sent a letter asking Pastors to preach the Bible.

      He did not subpoena Pastors and ask them for records of their sermons.

      Big difference

      • SFBruce

        I wasn’t thinking of Houston and Anise Parker when I made my comment, but it’s interesting to compare the two situations. The mayor probably made a mistake to ask for their sermons; however, aren’t those sermons public, and don’t ministers want them to be widely heard? What the mayor did not do was to ask ministers to preach a specific belief, which is exactly what Cruz has done. Would be fine if a sitting Senator wrote to Imams and asked them to teach the Koran? The government must neither favor nor disfavor a particular religion.

  • Mark_Trail

    Cruz isn’t speaking to those whose minds are closed to the possibility of the existence of God, only to those who accept that it’s possible, and who then try to act accordingly. He would make a great President for the believers, and those who aren’t believers will be his greatest enemies. But, that’s politics. You can’t please everyone all the time.

    • HappyHeathen

      Your President should represent all the citizens not just the one’s who profess Christianity. This is why Cruz will never see the inside of the Oval Office without a tour guide.

  • Patrick Fallon

    It is really bad when the Senator has to tell the churches and the preachers

    • Deina

      No. What’s really bad, is that they’re ignorant enough to listen to him!

  • Mark_Trail

    Cruz was indirectly speaking, I think, to those who indoctrinate children to hate religion, using public funds to do it. For instance, you can have LGBTQ Clubs in public schools, but it’s nearly impossible to have a Pro Life Club in public schools. This is clearly indoctrinating children to hate God and love sin.

    • Paul Hiett

      Out of curiosity, do you not see the irony in your post about indoctrinating children? Do you not see that that is exactly what Christians (and followers of ALL religions for that matter) do with their children?

      • College Geek

        This guy is a troll, don’t bother answering him. He is anti-Christian and purposefully hanging out on a Christian news site.

        “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him” Proverbs 26:4

        • Paul Hiett

          Thanks for the insult. Would you care to answer the question, or do you just want to insult me again?

          • College Geek

            Not an insult. Simple truth. If you’d like to ask a question about Christ and the Bible and try to debate then I would suggest prayer.

          • Paul Hiett

            When you call someone a troll, it’s an insult, period.

            I asked a
            question to Mark regarding his statement about indoctrinating children,
            and the irony that that’s exactly what all parents do when it comes to
            things like religion (and other areas too).

            Furthermore, his
            example of having an LGBTQ club is not evidence of indoctrination at
            all. At best it would be discrimination on religious grounds to prevent
            the Pro Life club, but the intricacies of the law regarding public
            schools and religion is shakey ground to say the least.

            Finally,
            an LGBT club does NOT mean anyone hates any deities. It has nothing to
            do with religion. They have those clubs so that gay kids can meet other
            gay kids, who share something in common. That’s it.

            What you should be concerned with is the kind of treatment that Christian children do to those kids in school. It’s not pretty.

          • The Last Trump

            “When you call someone a troll, it’s an insult, period.”
            If the shoe fits, princess. Or have you recently converted to Christianity? And yet you have more comments on this site than most Christians do! Let’s not pretend, hmmm?

          • weasel1886

            Why do Gods followers hate so many people ?

          • The Last Trump

            Hate? Who hates?
            Ohhhh, you’re confusing common disagreement with hate. Again.
            Silly liberal.

          • Bill

            lets see. you don’t want them to be able to marry, you don’t want them to be able to raise children. you don’t want them to be protected from discrimination and if given the chance would subject them to torture to “change” their sexuality. sounds like hate to me

          • The Last Trump

            Sorry mate. Sexual perversion is sexual perversion. I don’t care how you try to dress it up. And I’m supposed to apologize because somebody else wants to be sexually immoral? Not gonna happen.
            Biology 101. The design of sexual organs is for one very specific purpose, no matter how we “feel” about it.

            Another commenter I happened across wrote:
            “Here’s my litmus test: When a man can inseminate another man’s turd, and the result is a human embryo, then I’ll concede that homosexual sex is completely legitimate. Until such time, it must be regarded as a perversion, an unnatural act, and a filthy, sick and evil thing.”

            Pretty much sums it up. Get help.

          • Bill

            sex is sex. wither it’s done for pleasure or procreation is irrelevant. just like what you consider a perversion is irrelevant

          • The Last Trump

            Who cares what I think.
            It’s the One who designed those organs we have to worry about.
            Or not. Nobody has to answer to me.
            If you’re not concerned, oh well. Your life and your future.
            I wouldn’t be too concerned about offending a God I didn’t believe in either. Sure would suck to be wrong about THAT though.
            Hope you at least gave Him a shot to prove Himself to you before ruling Him out altogether.

          • Bill

            your little god doesn’t scare me mad I’m not going to change my beliefs based on something that has no evidence to support it

          • Darren Jones

            Who is this that darkeneth counsel
            by words without knowledge?
            One day you will answer to God I suggest you repent today accept Christ as your Lord and Savor or spend eternity
            in Hell for rejecting Christ and calling good evil and evil good.

          • Bill

            quoting that garbage doesn’t work on an atheist

          • James

            Pascal’s wager is a logical fallacy. look it up.

          • Darren Jones

            It’s not what “we consider a perversion” it’s what God calls sin.
            Romans 1:21-32
            21 because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 and
            changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to
            corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping
            things. 24 Wherefore
            God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own
            hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 who
            changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the
            creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

            26 For
            this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women
            did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 and
            likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in
            their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is
            unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error
            which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 being
            filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
            maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity;
            whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 who
            knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are
            worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do
            them.

          • MisterPine

            Oh Rumpy, you huge pile of crap!
            Hee, hee!

            “Biology 101. The design of sexual organs is for one very specific purpose”

            Which is why a pee-pee can only be used for peeing. Right? Didn’t think that one through TOO well, did you?

            And once again going after sodomy as the “gay” activity even though no lesbians do it, and SO many straight couples DO.

            Rumpy, YOU are the one who needs help for your hate and misinformation. Not other people.

          • Darren Jones

            Psalm 37 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious
            against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like
            the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. …

          • UmustBKiddinMe

            You are certainly free to view it in any way you care to. What relevance does that have?

          • James

            I guess when people are born with both sex organs, it’s a design joke from god or just his personal challenge for them right? Ooh, maybe it’s punishment for their parents. I once heard a woman say god made her son autistic to teach her a lesson. Maybe god makes kids gay or hermaphrodites because of the sins of their parents! Then they have to work with that challenge to be normal just like you and me! It makes perfect sense when you think about it.

          • Darren Jones

            Sin is sin and for all have sinned. The difference is that as Christians we love God for what he did for us through His Son Jesus Christ on the cross. We have fellowship with the father through the Son. We recognize sin and are convicted in our hearts and repent because of Christ and God is quick to forgive. God is HOLY, HOLY HOLY and we as sinful man cannot come before him because of our sin but for those who believe upon Jesus, Gods Son then we have fellowship with the Father.

          • weasel1886

            Calling people Trolls doesn’t sound like love to me.

          • The Last Trump

            Of course it doesn’t. Everything that disagrees with you liberals equates to hate. Sad. 🙁
            The rest of the grown ups understand what a troll does and know how to call a spade a spade.

          • Darren Jones

            John 8:44

            Ye are of your father the devil,
            and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the
            beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
            When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and
            the father of it.

          • weasel1886

            Sounds like an awful faith system

          • James

            I know right! Liberals need to understand that when we try to prevent people from having equal rights, it’s not out of hate. It just looks that way to them. It’s really out of LOVE! Stupid liberal logic. Boo hoo, I can’t be treated as an equal. Boo hoo, I’m an atheist so I can’t run for public office. Boo hoo, I’m gay so I can’t get married. Last I checked, preventing them from doing those things isn’t hate. It’s totally done out of love. Why can’t they just see it for what it is? Dumb liberals.

          • Darren Jones

            The hate is in your own eyes. Christians love you enough to tell you the Truth and yet you call Truth hate.

          • weasel1886

            How does calling people names prove Gods love?

          • Paul Hiett

            So rather than address the point, you attack me.

            Starting to see a pattern with Christians…

          • Darren Jones

            Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

      • Dale Nye

        The key you are missing is right in your question, ” … their children?” These are not the schools children, the states children, the towns children. These are the parents children. It is my free choice how to raise my children. Do you agree?

        • UmustBKiddinMe

          “It is my free choice how to raise my children.”

          Within certain limits.

          • Dale Nye

            This is within those limits. You are talking about injecting something into a body that is not yours. This is not a government choice, unless you like tyranny. Your rights end where mine begin and vise versa.

          • UmustBKiddinMe

            “You are talking about injecting something into a body that is not yours.”

            When did I talk of such a thing?

            “Your rights end where mine begin and vise versa.”

            I agree.

      • Darren Jones

        Why do you troll a Christian sight? Are you searching for Truth in your life?

        • Paul Hiett

          I asked a question. Would you care to answer it, or do you just want to insult me like a 5 year old on a playground?

      • If My People

        But they are my children. I have the right to what they are indoctrinated to.

  • bella23

    Pastors need to speak out about the evils of our day and be encouraging believers to do something about it. If not we are complicit in the evils. Faith without works is dead. We must put our faith in action.

  • College Geek

    Love this guy! Amen Brother!

    “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29

  • Susan

    Truth and Reason needs to be returned to schools and this pretending two males sodomizing each other is “Good” and a “Natural Right from God” has to END. We are creating puerile, immoral, sexist adults who are totally irrational—with no ability for critical thinking.

    This is Cultural Marxism to collapse Western Civ, for without Virtue, there can be no Freedom (Greek Masters).

    Only a return to Classical Education and the Christian Ethics which undergirds our “Justice” (virtue) System will bring back profound thinking skills, like that of an Abe Lincoln, Adam Smith, Newton, or the Founding Fathers, and like Ted Cruz.

    The indoctrination into satanic ethics and “group think” (tribal minds) in the public schools (mindset of billy ayers) has to END. Take your children out of public schools and unplug the stupidity (TV) machine which normalizes dysfunctional, evil behaviors in children.

    • Paul Hiett

      Have you forgotten that not all US citizens are Christian?

  • UmustBKiddinMe

    Did the pastors really need to be reminded of this? Did Cruz also include: “And don’t forget to mention that Christ died for our sins”?

    This appears to be more of publicity stunt than anything else.

    ““The church has not shared the truth about marriage well”

    I wonder what he is basing that on? So now he’s telling these 10,000 pastors that they don’t know how to do their job? He’s suggesting that they aren’t doing their jobs right and that he is in a position to tell them how to do it better? What hubris!

    ““Will we discard an institution, ordained by God, which has brought so much stability and happiness to the human family? Or will we stand in its support?””

    Who is suggesting the institution of marriage be discarded? Civil marriage is not ordained by God. It is a legal contract issued by the state. Allowing two citizens of the same gender to enter into civil marriage does not mean that the institution of man/woman marriage is being discarded.

    “Let’s take ours now.”

    Yes, be sure to go out there and let everyone know that two American citizens of the same gender should be excluded from having access to the civil right of marriage because your religious belief is opposed to it. Oh, by the way, be sure to mention that anyone who has gotten divorced for reasons other than adultery should also be barred from getting married.

    “a federal government that works………to uphold the sacrament of marriage.”

    Yes, that would be a Christian theocracy, and imagining such a thing is quite disturbing. Unlike Cruz, I value our constitution and the freedoms it provides. Apparently he would prefer a different system.

    “I would not have been saved…””

    Nothing is going to save his campaign from going down in flames.

  • Rick Leroue

    Since their is a separation of Church & State. So CRUZ can’t run for President. An any other Jack ass want to stick their nose in, were it don’t belong, also can’t run. Take YOUR sin an put it where the sun don’t shine.

  • Mark_Trail

    Pastors risk the wrath of the government if they speak the name of a politician from the pulpit, but, fortunately, candidates for President like Ted Cruz are still free to make it obvious that they don’t really have to now. Cruz has a winning message that will unite Christians. Would that more candidates said the same and have the track record to back it up.
    I see Hillary recently said her favorite book is the Holy Bible. Imitating Cruz, but without the winning message of a track record to back it up. Her “Scooby Tour” (in imitation of another plain speaker, Governor Palin), has fizzled. No one really believes Hillary reads the Bible because they don’t see her as having ever been a very virtuoius person.Speak the truth in love; let the heathen rage.

  • UmustBKiddinMe

    So Cruz believes that politicians should be telling pastors what to preach. Interesting position for a conservative.

  • William Bruce

    God bless Ted Cruz!!

    • weasel1886

      Just another millionaire politican nothing special about him

      • William Bruce

        Except that he knows and believes in the US Constitution.

        • weasel1886

          So do I vote for me

  • John Langborne

    The West was founded on Christian principles and homosexuality wasn’t one of them. Man first walked the earth through the principles of birth provided by a man and a woman. Until recent times and without this union, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. I’ll give you a hint people, endorse homosexuality at your peril. Now I await the venom! GOD BLESS.