Cruz, Huck­abee to Ge­or­gia church: same-sex mar­riage fight not over

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GOP pres­i­den­tial con­tenders Ted Cruz and Mike Huck­abee ap­peared at a Ge­or­gia megachurch on July 5 to woo the state’s evan­gel­i­cal vot­ers, telling parish­ioners to get ready for a fight over the le­gal­iza­tion of same-sex mar­riage.

Rock Springs Church in Mil­ner, about an hour south of At­lanta, was the site of the Fifth of July cel­e­bra­tion, where Cruz and Huck­abee used words like “tragic” and “rad­i­cal” to de­scribe the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 rul­ing be­fore open­ing up the stage for the Char­lie Daniels Band and a post-con­cert fire­works dis­play.

“In this last elec­tion, 54 mil­lion evan­gel­i­cal Chris­tians stayed home,” Cruz said, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the AJC. “It’s my hope that that mar­riage de­ci­sion serves as a spark to start a fire that be­comes a rag­ing inferno and awak­en­ing that sweeps this coun­try as the body of Christ rises up to de­fend the thou­sands that have built Amer­ica into this great na­tion.”

Huck­abee also de­cried the Supreme Court de­ci­sion, say­ing, “The courts of man can no more sus­pend the def­i­ni­tion and law of mar­riage that it can sus­pend the law of grav­ity. They sim­ply don’t have that much power.”

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