Scott Walker says presidential bid is 'God's plan'; gay marriage ruling 'grave mistake'

Tue. July 14, 2015 11:27 AM by

Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Monday that his bid to win the White House "is God's plan for me."

In an email to supporters send after he officially entered the race via a campaign video, Walker said that every major decision in his life has been driven by his "relationship with God."

"Each day I pray and then take time to read from the Bible and from a devotional named Jesus Calling," Walker said in the note.

"Here's why: I needed to be certain that running was God's calling – not just man's calling. I am certain. This is God's plan for me and I am humbled to be a candidate for President of the United States."

Walker goes on to talk up his opposition to reproductive choice and marriage equality, calling the Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states "a grave mistake."

"To protect this right, I support an amendment to the United States Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage," Walker wrote.

"Going forward, we need to focus our attention on protecting the religious rights of Americans. Our U.S Constitution calls for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."

As Right Wing Watch points out, Walker is attempting to appeal to social conservatives, a critical demographic for Republican candidates in early primary states such as Iowa and South Carolina.

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