Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a folks gathered at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington D. C. this morning that he opposes the notion that when there is a conflict of ideas that "people of faith must yield."
"We can create a government that is the servant not the master of our destiny," said Bush.
On Monday, Bush formally entered the 2016 presidential campaign. Many evangelical conservatives in the GOP believe that Bush is too moderate to be the party's standard bearer. Bush appeared to be once again trying to assure these voters that he will fight for their interests.
"Faith is really the moral foundation of our country," Bush told the gathering. He then went on to talk about Terri Schiavo, traditional marriage, abortion, and his conversion to Catholicism.
"I stood on the side of Terri Schiavo and her parents," said Bush, who used extraordinary although ultimately unsuccessful measures to prevent her husband from allowing her feeding tube to be removed. Doctors said she was in a permanent vegetative state.
On same sex marriage, an issue now before the U.S. Supreme Court, Bush said , "We should not put aside those who believe in traditional marriage."