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Ted Cruz Talks Religious Liberty in Houston
Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2014 | Kristin Tate

Posted on 05/05/2014 6:50:27 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz spoke about faith and freedom at Houston Baptist University (HBU). He was joined by HBU President Robert Sloan and journalist Marvin Olasky--all three shared how faith has impacted their own careers and discussed religious freedom in modern America. Hundreds of people gathered in the Dunham Theater to listen to the discussion live.

Although the three panelists occasionally disagreed with each other on minor issues, the overarching theme of the event represented a consistent thread between all of them: they are each committed to their values and principles despite opposition from the left and secular institutions. 

Taking a bold stance, Sloan kicked off the event by saying, "Religious freedom, there is no question, is being threatened today."

The college president elaborated arguing that it is utterly ridiculous that we now live in a society where "we have to sue our own government" to enjoy religious freedom. 

. . . . 

He talked about his own experience at Harvard Law School, saying, "There were fewer professors on the Harvard faculty who were openly Republican than there were who were self-proclaimed Marxists. There were a whole bunch of them, who, if you asked them would say they were Marxists."

He continued, "Teaching basic free market principles this country was built on [is crucial]. But related to that are the Constitutional liberties, the extraordinary Constitutional liberties, that are foundational to this county and [that] are found in the Bill of Rights. First and foremost is religious liberty and how that foundation, protecting our individual liberty, has created the most incredible nation in the history of the world." 

. . . .

He concluded, "The very first thing the next president should do, within an hour of being sworn in, is repeal every single illegal executive order instated by [Obama]."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz

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1 posted on 05/05/2014 6:50:27 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; tpmintx; TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig; Caipirabob; Clump; ColdOne; Monterrosa-24; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 05/05/2014 6:51:21 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is the real deal...


3 posted on 05/05/2014 8:48:36 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: SoConPubbie

Wish I had known about this. If it had been open to the public I would have gone.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 5:52:27 AM PDT by Ditter
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