Ted Cruz, Rick Perry take part in rally at SC State House

Published: Aug. 29, 2015 at 1:19 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2015 at 1:19 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Nearly 10,000 people filled the State House lawn, a choir of 600 sang from the steps and more spilled into the streets at the State House Saturday.

"It's a blessing that there are Christians in this America that are standing up for God," said Glena Wensil.

The crowd came by the bus load to cheer on leaders like Senator Tim Scott and presidential hopefuls Senator Ted Cruz and former Texas Governor Rick Perry.

"They want their rights protected," said David Gibbs with the National Center for Life and Liberty. "They want their freedom of religion and their freedom of speech to be honored as it has been since the founding of our nation."

The pro family rally called to defund Planned Parenthood and overturn a Supreme Court decision to legalize same sex marriage in all 50 states.

"A lot of the laws that have been passed are not biblical," said Daniel Jones. "And that's the most important place to stand on."

Overall, it was a call for change rooted in faith.

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