CBS has a good summary of the recent event organized by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, which allowed GOP presidential hopefuls to address social conservatives directly. Tim Pawlenty's mention of marriage caught our eye:
Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, said America needs "to be a country that turns toward God, not a country that turns away from God." He railed against the "immoral debt" and efforts to define marriage as between anything other than one man and one woman.
"We need to remember, as others try to push out or marginalize people of faith...the Constitution was designed to protect people of faith from government, not to protect government from people of faith," said Pawlenty, who complained that the media, judges and "elites" need to remember the Constitution grants power to the people.