Earlier this week, we told you about Dick and Betty Odgaard and their plan to place 1,000 anti-gay billboards across the country after they shut down their wedding business to avoid serving same-sex couples.
The Iowa couple had hoped to place “1,000 points of light” across the nation in the form of signs reading “Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman,” but that lofty goal looks unlikely as they’ve managed to raise only $500 for their anti-gay crusade.
The Odgaard’s paltry fundraising efforts don’t seem to have fazed their buddy Ted Cruz however, as they’ve recently been added to the Cruz campaign’s Iowa leadership team along with eight other “courageous conservatives.”
“Iowa is an extraordinarily important state to our campaign, and I am incredibly excited to have these 10 courageous conservatives join our already exceptional Iowa Leadership Team,” said Sen. Cruz in a statement. “I am tremendously encouraged to see how much our grassroots support in Iowa has grown since the launch of our campaign in March, particularly with the addition of several pastors and our Religious Liberty Ambassadors Dick & Betty Odgaard. It is profoundly important that we have a strong leadership team to win the Iowa caucuses, and today, the campaign took another step in that direction.”