Candidates Attend Winthrop Faith Forum

ROCK HILL, S.C. — “We’ve been very concerned that people are not hearing from God in the process of electing the next President,” said Evangelist Alveda King.

Which is why Evangelist and Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece Alveda King says the Carolina Values Summit was held at Winthrop University.

Senator Ted Cruz spoke about his conservative values.

“Marriage was ordained by God as the union of one man and one woman,” said Cruz.

And how it would impact his decisions in office.

“If I’m elected President, on the first day in office I will instruct the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation into Planned Parenthood and to prosecute any and all criminal violations,” said Cruz.

All candidates were invited, but only Cruz and Dr. Ben Carson came. Carson says he feels better recieved here than in New Hampshire.

“I find that there are a lot of people here who resonate very strongly with the same values I have, so I’m looking forward to good things happening here,” said Dr Carson.

He also vowed to make faith-based decisions if elected.

“There are people in this country today who, for instance, believe marriage is between one man and one woman who are being persecuted, and that should never be the case in this country,” said Carson

The forum lasted three hours with speeches and panel questions to the candidates.