Charisma Founder Steve Strang announced in a column for the site that he is officially endorsing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president.
“To me, my endorsement comes down to three things: the man, his character, and his strategy for how he will clear up the mess our nation is in,” he said.
Strang said Cruz needs to win some of the early primaries and that will give him the “momentum to make it all the way to the nomination.”
“It's no surprise our country is in a mess. Christian values are no longer valued by the mainstream,” Strang said. “Entrepreneurship is threatened, our government is becoming more socialistic, and our security is being jeopardized as the United States fails to take seriously the threats from radical Islamic terrorists and rogue states like Iran and North Korea.”
Strang said he “admires” Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio is from his home state, but Cruz “stands out.”
“Cruz successfully protected the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance as Solicitor General of Texas,” he said. “Cruz defended religious liberty in public schools, the workplace and the church. And he stood up for veterans' free speech rights.”
He added: “Christians can make a difference. In fact, there are enough Pentecostals to make a difference. So here's what I'm proposing to the readers of Charisma and those who come to our websites: Let's wake up and see we must get to the polls!”
Publication date: January 21, 2016