Writing on his website yesterday, 2016 presidential hopeful Ted Cruz threw his full support behind Indiana governor Mike Pence and the “religious freedom” law he recently signed into law.
Introducing Cruz’s statement, his website affirmed that the Texas tea party darling was voicing his support of Indiana’s “effort to defend religious liberty and protect against the government forcing 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.”