Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz asked supporters on Thursday to pray that Supreme Court rules against gay marriage.
Cruz told the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group of right wing Christians, “Religious liberty is under assault.”
“I would encourage everyone here to be lifting up in prayer the court that they not engage in an act of naked and lawless judicial activism, tearing down the marriage laws adopted pursuant to the Constitution,” he added.
The Junior Senator from Texas attacked members of both parties while discussing recent gay marriage rulings in Indiana and Arkansas.
“Today’s Democratic Party, aided by their friends in the media, and aided even more by big business that decided it was good business to throw Christians overboard and abandon religious liberty, pounded upon leaderships there,” he said.
“I’ll tell you what was saddest: just how many Republicans ran for the hills,” he said. “More than a few Republicans, sadly even more than a few Republicans running for president in 2016, chose that moment somehow to go and rearrange their sock drawer.”
Cruz also channeled late-Republican President Ronald Reagan by repeatedly using a line from the Old Testament saying “morning is coming” in reference to Barack Obama leaving office. Reagan’s wife, Nancy, threw her support behind Democratic contender Hillary Clinton early in the race.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule later this month with a decision that could bring marriage equality nationwide.