Ted Cruz is apparently not in agreement with those who would say that, "God isn't fixing this." The slam was originally aimed at those who were offering prayers in conjunction to San Bernardino and their families. But it is interesting that the Christian rock band, The Newsboys, just happens to have a song called, "God's Not Dead," that Cruz is meeting with several Evangelical leaders over the next two days who will apparently be supporting his campaign, and that the Newsboys will be playing as part of a rally at the meeting's conclusion. The meeting is expected to host about 300 Christian leaders and financial backers.
Since that devastating day in San Bernardino, prayer has hit a new level of being a controversial item, as has Christian persecution and immigration. Cruz has been fairly outspoken about the Syrian refugee crisis, saying that he feels that Syrians should be banned from entering the US. He has proposed a bill to that effect.
On the flip side, Actress Susan Sarandon has said that the refugees remind her of the baby Jesus and Mary. She was apparently spending some time with some of the Syrian refugees on a Greek Island for an op-ed with the Huffington Post.
The Syrian immigration crisis is a controversial one, with some arguing that there are persecuted Christian Syrians who are trying to flee the country, and others arguing that most Christian Syrians aren't coming to the US through the UN because they often continue to be pursued by Muslim extremists and also killed by them when they go that route.
But everyone seems to be able to agree that America is a nation in turmoil and has gotten off track. Some Christian leaders have already stepped out and endorsed Ted Cruz, such as Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family; Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage; and Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Iowa Family Leader organization.
Keep the Promise PAC's Dave Barton said that, "We still find there are many, many folks who still do not know he is a man of faith or his faith story. As that gets out, I expect there'll be even more consolidation."
The organization is one of four that is organiziang the two day event.
When Cruz spoke at Prestonwood Baptist Church in October, he told the entusuastic crowd that, "religious liberty is under threat as never before in this country," and that he would "not surrender" on gay marriage.
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown notes that, "There is a real danger that conservatives will split the vote, allowing someone like Donald Trump to emerge from the crowded field, which would be disastrous."
Donald Trump has also been endorsed by some Christian leaders.
Cruz believes that the free market system principles and constitutional freedom of Americans to pursue life, liberty and happiness are God-given rights and, "foundations that are profoundly under assult."
Because Cruz is convinced that the 2016 presidential election is going to have a great deal to do with the future of America's religious liberty, he has promised that he will be pushing for legislation that protects people's freedom of religion if he is elected to become the next president.