Jeb Bush Raises Religious Liberty with South Carolina Pastors

Evangelicals say their top concerns now include the survival of religious liberty in the United States. Jeb Bush addressed that in his campaign announcement, and he raised it again Wednesday with a group of pastors in South Carolina.

On Wednesday, he told a breakfast campaign event with 35 religious leaders that the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, which legalized same-sex “marriage” nationwide, “puts in jeopardy something that has been in existence since the Bill of Rights was created.”

“We should either by law or by action, by election, make sure that religious freedom is protected, because it’ll be under assault now,” he said, according to Politico.

“The right of conscience is going to be challenged, for sure,” he warned. “I think it’s incumbent upon people in this country to recognize this is an important Constitutional right, as important as any of the others.”