Written by Paul Strand and Robin Mazyck

Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz had some harsh words for the Obama administration Saturday.

Cruz is holding a religious freedom rally in Greenville, SC.

Before the event, he spoke with reporters about the Obama administration and what he called “an antipathy” the President has for Christians. Read the transcript below.

“The beauty of the First Amendment is it protects religious liberty across the board. It protects Christians, it protects Jews, it protects Muslims, it protects anyone who is engaged in peaceful exercise of their faith. That being said, the Obama administration has demonstrated a particular antipathy for Christians.

“Christians are under assault from this administration…. President Obama is fond of using the phrase  ‘freedom to worship.’  That by the way is not what the First Amendment says.

“What he means by that, when President Obama says ‘freedom to worship’ is that you can go between 11am-12noon on Sunday in your church service and say whatever you want, but at 12:01 whenever you walk out those doors, you have no right to live according to your faith.

That is a radical leftist view that is writing God out of America and out of the Bill of Rights, and we have a right, not only a natural right as human beings, but a right under the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to live according to our faith.

That has been who Americans have been since the beginning of this country and it is why so many people across this country are waking up.”


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