“If we are going to defeat the woke assault, then all of us need to wake up,” he said. “The slumbering church needs to wake up. We need to energize. We need to engage. We can win, and we will win.”
Billed as the nation’s premier pro-life, pro-family event, the conference also included speakers such as former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other conservative congressmen and political leaders.
“Today, politics is culture,” Cruz said. “If you want to hold on to your faith, if you want to hold on to your freedom, then you have to rise and answer the call to defend America.
Out of roughly 90 million evangelical Christians in the United States, only about half vote, he said.
“America is great,” Cruz said. “Christopher Columbus discovering America was a good thing. George Washington was an American hero. Thomas Jefferson was an American hero. Abraham Lincoln was an American hero. Our founding fathers were extraordinary patriots. America has been a force for good in the world. We should stand for our national anthem.
“Police officers keep us safe. Marriage is a holy covenant before God. An unborn child is a child. Children do best when they are raised by a mother and a father. Israel is our friend. The Wuhan virus came from Wuhan. And there is a difference between boys and girls.”
Cruz said he remains hopeful despite the constant negativity and demoralization in politics and culture because there is a “natural pendulum to politics.” “The further and further and further crazy left they go, the more the American people are going to bring us back and pull this country back from the edge of the cliff,” he said.