Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee said God always favors United States but now the nation is on a dangerous path because of its actions like allowing same-sex marriage in all of its 50 states.
Huckabee has enjoyed immense support from evangelical. He won eight states in his 2008 White House bid. Huckabee called the Supreme Court's ruling as 'radical' and 'illegal'.
Talking to hundreds of members of Rock Springs Church in a rural area outside metro Atlanta, Huckabee said, "I want to serve notice that the Supreme Court is just the supreme of court system that is one of three equal branches of government. It is not the supreme branch, and it most certainly is not the supreme being".
Cruz, the Texas senator said that the five-justice majority ignored the text of the Constitution. The cascade of judicial and public support for same-sex marriage threatens religious liberty in US, he said.
Furthermore he said he hopes that the Supreme Court's ruling serves as a spark to start fire that could become a raging inferno.
The duos appearance on Sunday at the megachurch located about 50 miles south of downtown Atlanta is part of the early concerted scramble evangelicals who remain an important bloc of the GOP presidential electorate.
Christian conservatives since long have been held considerable influence in Iowa. Now, Georgia and several other Southern states get more frequent visits from presidential candidates.
The Sunday's event was hosted to celebrate belated Independence Day The day also featured The Charlie Daniels Band and Jep Robertson, one of the members of the cable television 'Duck Dynasty' family.