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In this image provided by Liberty University, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., speaks in the Convocation Center at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Cruz said Wednesday that religious Americans have a duty to take a stand against policies, such as President Barack Obama's health care law, that could threaten their liberties. (AP Photo /Liberty University,Ty Hester)

In this image provided by Liberty University, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., speaks in the Convocation Center at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Cruz said Wednesday that religious Americans have a duty to take a stand against policies, such as President Barack Obama's health care law, that could threaten their liberties. (AP Photo /Liberty University,Ty Hester)

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