Skip to comments.Thousands gather for We Stand with God rally at SC State House (Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott)
Posted on 08/29/2015 11:44:18 AM PDT by Isara
Streets filled with parked cars, rally attendees
Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott address crowd
COLUMBIA, SC - Thousands of people are on hand at South Carolinas State House for the We Stand with God, Pro-Family Rally.
Former Texas governor Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott have addressed the crowd.
Ted Cruz also spoke at Saturdays event, which began at 11 a.m.
Cruz said he would push for a constitutional amendment to protect states same-sex marriage bans.
He also railed against the Planned Parenthood videos that allegedly show staffers talking about selling fetal tissue. He said on his first day in office he would instruct the Department of Justice to investigate the organization.
Organizers say pastors from across the state are planning to discuss marriage and religious liberty. They say they planned this event after a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage.
Perry worked to whip up the crowd: Jesus was angry. Im angry. And I hope youre angry.
The first speaker, the Rev. Mark Harris, pastor of First Baptist Church Charlotte, said the rally is a sign of a spiritual awakening.
A much smaller African-American Christian unity rally was unfolding on the opposite side of the State House.
Many of downtown Columbias streets around the capitol grounds are blocked to traffic, and sides streets are packed with parked cars.
The crowds are dressed mostly in red, white and blue and taking advantage of social media to connect to supporters who arent at the site.
Jamie Self, The Associated Press contributed.
Ted will continue to rise in the polls. He’s an outstanding speaker.
My crowd right there!
As much as I like Ted Cruz, this is the wrong Constitutional solution. Congress has the power to strip the Federal courts of jurisdiction over marriage. Of course, the Constitution gave the Federal government no such jurisdiction in the first place.
I have to agree - a constitutional amendment would be a no go and take forever. A law on the books would be sufficient, I think. But, we still have to have the right people in Congress to get this done. So far, we aren’t doing too well, are we? It isn’t all about the president doing this or that. Having said that, I guess the next president can rule by fiat - he will have a pen and a phone too.
This is just one angel. If you sit down and have a discussion about this topic with him, I think that you would get better idea about his solutions than taking it here and there from the media reports of his rally speeches.
I drove by there earlier and it was crowded but at that time didn’t know what was going on - til now.
Some 10,000 people from the Carolinas and beyond gathered at the South Carolina State House for what amounted to a political and religious revival Saturday.
Conspicuous by his absence—Linda Graham.
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