Cruz urges pastors to mobilize evangelical vote

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 21, 2015 at 4:51 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is urging pastors to help mobilize the evangelical vote.

The Texas senator is the only presidential hopeful scheduled to address the Family Research Council's two-day Watchmen on the Wall conference, which has attracted hundreds of evangelical pastors from across the country to Washington.

Cruz said the pastors are patriotic "warriors spreading the truth" in a nation where half of evangelical Christians don't vote.

He said Democrats' "devotion to mandatory gay marriage in all 50 states trumps any allegiance to religious liberty under the First Amendment."

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240-w-30-(Steve Coleman, AP religion editor, with Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas)--Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is urging pastors to help mobilize the evangelical vote. AP Religion Editor Steve Coleman reports. (21 May 2015)

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