Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas brought his "Cruzin' to Caucus" bus to Iowa on Jan. 4 (video below).
One of the GOP presidential hopeful's stops was in Winterset, Iowa, where he was interviewed by James Dobson, a long-time religious right leader, notes The Washington Post.
Dobson lamented that only 25 percent of Christian evangelicals vote in elections, which he termed a "disgrace."
"We have to energize and awaken the body of Christ," Cruz said, which brought an "Amen" and applause from the Christian audience.
"If we allow nonbelievers to elect our leaders then we shouldn't be surprised when our government doesn't reflect our values," Cruz stated.
Later in their talk, Dobson expressed his fury that five members of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for gay marriage, overriding 30 states that banned same-sex marriage. Dobson wanted to know how Cruz would appoint the court with conservatives.
Cruz said that the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings for the Affordable Care Act's laws and same-sex marriage were "two lawless decisions back to back."
"Those decisions were fundamentally illegitimate, they were lawless and they will not stand," Cruz said.
The audience applauded, but Cruz didn't say who or what could overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions.
Dobson said it would be "disastrous" if Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were to name justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cruz warned that Clinton would create an "ultra-liberal, lawless majority" on the high court, which would in turn ban individual gun ownership, reports ABC News.
"Come and take it!" an audience member yelled.
According to Cruz's website, Dobson has endorsed him for president.