About 10,000 people assembled in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia on Saturday for the "We Stand with God" rally, which featured politicians and pastors as they tackled issues such as Planned Parenthood, abortion and gay marriage.
Speakers included presidential candidates Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz, US Sen. Tim Scott and South Carolina Rep. Richie Yow.
"Our nation is in crisis right now. But I want to tell you there is a spirit of revival that is sweeping South Carolina, that is sweeping the country. Americans are waking up," Cruz said, according to The State.
Pastor William Temple, who supports Cruz and the Tea Party, said the event was "just a sample of what's going on all over the country."
"Christians are up. They're fired up," Temple said. "They're upset about the Supreme Court and its rulings there. As a matter of fact, they're basically in rebellion. They're saying, 'We're not going to obey. We're going to take back our country.'"
Perry warned that religious liberty is in jeopardy. "We see fear in our churches and in our religious schools because we have a government that is out of control," he said.
Baptist Pastor Ron Baity from North Carolina said the US has "stooped so low that it is necessary for us to jump up to touch bottom."
"We're losing our nation, and the ones who have the answer are the ones standing in the pulpits," he said.
Attendee Stephan McQuage of Charlotte, said, "Everything in our nation is just continuing to get more and more further away from the Lord. If we Christians just sit back, then ... if we allow it, we're encouraging it. So we've got to take a stance."
According to the event's website, "All must agree that we are living in very uncertain times. The landscape of this great republic is eroding daily and the floods of change are seeking to assassinate the moral fibre of the land we love. Crime rates are rising, civil unrest is abounding and perversion is growing exponentially."
It said the US Supreme Court ruling that legalised gay marriage "is yet another proof of the spiralling degeneration of this nation's morals. It is evidently obvious that we are not the nation the Founders intend."
"As citizens and as patriots of America we cannot support nor obey the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex-marriage. The repercussions of this decision will have far reaching negative effects on churches and religious ministries in days to come. As Christians we do not hate homosexual people but we must stand where God stands regarding sin," it said.