Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Issue Clarion Call for Christians to Stand Up and ‘Turn This Country Around’Submitted by Willl on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 02:12
U.S. Senators Issue Clarion Call for Christians to Stand Up and ‘Turn This Country Around’
Christian News | July 23, 2013
DES MOINES – Two up-and-rising Christian senators spoke before a private gathering of several hundred evangelical pastors last Friday in central Iowa, calling for a return to Christian freedoms and values in America.
Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky each made an appearance at this year’s “Iowa Renewal Project”—a two-day convention attended by approximately 600 pastors from the surrounding region. The event’s theme this year was “Rediscovering God in America,” and—in addition to the two senators—featured historian David Barton of Wallbuilders.
For several years, David Lane—a California-based political activist—has organized similar gatherings in the state of Iowa, with the goal of politically galvanizing evangelical Christians. Though Lane often focuses on the “swing state” of Iowa, his “American Renewal Project” ministry is a nationwide organization committed to restoring America to her Judeo-Christian roots.
“If the key to maintaining sustainable freedom is righteousness—the same virtue that produced freedom—” Lane told CBN News, “what is the greatest threat to freedom? Unrighteousness. America has left God.”
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