In video obtained exclusively by The Brody File, a pastor at a private meeting asked Ted Cruz whom he intends to serve first and foremost if he does indeed become president. The question dealt with whether he would put his allegiance to America first or his allegiance to God first. Cruz answered this way: “As for me and my house, we’re going to serve the Lord…I’m a Christian first, I’m an American second, I’m a conservative third, and I’m a Republican fourth, and that’s part of the problem, is that there are too many people who don’t have that ordering correct.” Cruz made the comments at a private pastors event Monday in Cedar Rapids.
The American Renewal Project sponsored the private pastors event, which has been a driving force in presidential politics by mobilizing pastors to run for political office and having presidential candidates speak before hundreds of pastors. Cruz has spoken at a number of events. Marco Rubio did a similar event back in November.
For Cruz, it’s pretty simple. He wins Iowa if evangelical pastors get behind him AND make sure the bulk of their congregations are caucusing on Monday night. The Brody File will be in Iowa this week watching it all unfold.
The Brody File also conducted a one-on-one sit-down interview with Cruz in Des Moines Iowa Monday evening. Check The Brody File for clips.
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Ted Cruz: “As for me and my house, we’re going to serve the Lord.”
Ted Cruz: “I’m a Christian first, I’m an American second, I’m a conservative third, and I’m a Republican fourth, and that’s part of the problem, is that there are too many people who don’t have that ordering correct.”
Ted Cruz: “Our prayer has not been, ‘God let us win.’ Our prayer has been, ‘God let the people of America see your face, let this campaign bring glory to you.’ If it is His will that we win, we will win. Now, we’re going to be faithful servants. He works through us...my prayer that same day was, ‘God if this is the path we’re meant to go than open the doors and shine the light,’ and if it’s not the path we’re meant to go, ‘God I ask you slam the doors in my face.’”