GOP Hopefuls Infuse God In their Election Campaign

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Two front runners and White House hopefuls from Texas sought to lay their claim to religious voters in South Carolina, rallying thousands outside the state Capitol with major references to biblical scripture and a country that has lost its way in the eyes of God.

The Pro-Family Rally

It was one of the few opportunities so far in the 2016 election cycle to see U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former Gov. Rick Perry appeal to an early-voting state audience without having to share the stage with the rest of the massive GOP field.

The pair of Texans headlined the event, named the Pro-Family Rally, and in separate speeches linked their Christian credentials with promises to be a disruptive force in the White House.

For Perry, that involved a direct comparison to Jesus Christ, an “outsider” in his own right.”He saw corruption in the temple, and he got angry about it and he did something about it,” Perry told an estimated 9,000 people in Columbia.

“He went in there and he overturned the tables of the money changers.”

More broadly, Perry appeared to aim to resonate with voters fed up with Washington in a summer defined by the anti-establishment fervor of Donald Trump, the unorthodox businessman sitting atop national polls.

At one point, Perry repeated the word “angry” six times throughout two sentences, assuring listeners their emotions were not misplaced because Jesus felt the same way.

Ted Cruz Continues Criticizing the Democrats

Cruz, meanwhile, stuck to a somewhat more familiar script, presenting himsel… MORE

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