GOP candidate Governor Rick Perry recently equated homosexuality with alcoholism and his wife Anita now claims they've been brutalized due to their faith.
Speaking at North Greenville University in South Carolina last Thursday, Anita said it's been a rough month and she and her husband have "been brutalized and eaten up and chewed up in the press."
According to Talking Points Memo, her 15-minutes long speech included many Biblical references.
"It is a comfort to know that I am in this place where I can feel the presence of God. We are being brutalized by our opponents, and our own party," she said. "So much of that is, I think they look at him because of his faith."
Mrs. Perry also told the audience God had called her husband and other "true conservatives" to run for president.
"We still feel called to do this," Anita Perry said. "We didn't have to do this. We are doing this because we want to do this. Because we want to save our children...we are fighting for the soul of our country."
Watch a clip from her speech below.