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August 20, 2021 5:47 pm
Dr. Chris Hughes is joined by Congressman Steve Stockman to talk about the importance of Christian voting participation.
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It's one of America's most important, influential, respected voices on cultural and political issues and apologist offer you the founder and chairman of the citizen for America foundation, Dr. Chris, welcome the Christian perspective, we look in God's word in order to develop a Christian worldview in modern culture on Chris using today's guest as a man who's dominated the world headlines for three decades. He served in the United States Congress in 1990s. He took a break and did some great work for the leadership Institute.
Some other organizations, and then he served another term in it in a different congressional district 13 years later he's bill the forefront of what's happened really across the world for a long time now and I'm honored to have him here today during the Obama administration.
He led the fight against affordable, the affordable care act Congressman Steve stockman. It is an honor to have you on the Christian perspective today what you want to my here is my mother throughout my life I've seen some what you've done to fight the good cause, not just in the United States around the world and I know that you love the Lord and in that he is a priority in your life and that's what's so exciting to have you on our show because many of our listeners are are coming on in trying to determine how they can engage the culture for Jesus and you've been on the forefront of that fight before was ever popular by a lot of different people. So thank you so much for what you done for us what you mention are the hundred Congress, which took over longer one of first things we did so McPherson's got elected to speak with all the speakers area were very nice gathering where the Congressman used to drink and smoke and you all can't and up first thing under Newt Gingrich. We have to we can have permission to turn it into a prayer gallery and I think of this date still is but it's right about if you're in the speaker's chair.
If you look up above the clock. That's where the Christians used to go the Christian Congress from both Democrat and Republican Democrats. We do have some that would go off there in prayer before really serious legislation and is really nice to have that contrast to two different bodies, but right now it seems as if all that man I don't know. Well I was just speaking my my representative in Congress is Congresswoman Virginia Fox and I saw her last week and she said there's a group of about 17 that after that them I don't know exactly how it set up. I guess after the meetings are convened, there might be some kind of formal vote to start the day and then there's a break and then they come back and and really get into the business and she said there's about 17 still gather and pray before every session and even though it 17 there's power in prayer and I'm so glad that there are men and women serving us United States Congress that still seek the Lord's guidance before they they actually go with and vote throughout the day. Watermark 94 with moderate water park Christians turned up about what a tremendous difference that year. I think we have between 40 and 60 that were all Christians that were Bible believing Christians Oregon Christian really cared for this nation and what it what a tremendous blessing of Christians would get out there and the numbers that we did back but frankly a lot of the churches that he we don't vote, and we're the Christians of the saw the light of the world and we don't owe you calculated saw the light of darkness.
You know you salt is a preservative brought so work can be held responsible for the outcome is country because the citizens are the ruler of this country and not the president of the Congress but the citizens are so willing them. Christians don't participate in choosing their leaders of a deity by abdication get return over to the ungodly people in the course ungodly people doing garlic and so it's kind of a natural progression when we are absent as salt and light the very things that happen naturally. So we should be surprised or countries in deep, deep trouble right now and I really think it's because of Christians or not get involved enough you know we we quote second Chronicles 714, which is true you not read because his people, and call not his people to turn from the wicked ways and return to God, you'll feel boy you need to kill or what we do and I heard a recent study that there could be more than 40 million Christians in the United States who are eligible to vote, but are not even register and when elections are so close, as were sitting across the country.
If Christians would just wake up and realize the impact of you've run for office. Many times you know they can be close and that that Christian vote can really make a difference. People related small selection and even know." The Biden election when in truth, most of the numbers count on but agitated if you take the numbers in the states that matter.
It was under. I guess it was under 200,000 votes or less. Strangely, the entire dynamics and we just we just going to turn out. I mean, I think 94 was the high watermark where she had pastors work in the polls because he felt so committed to this country and now there are frightening other changing policies even in Canada. United locking up ministers were preaching the Bible and that will come here. We don't step up and take her place bison. I know you live in Texas. There's a great example in Houston just years ago there was a mirror that was a lesbian mayor of Houston is requiring pastors to submit their sermons before they can be preached on Sunday morning for approval by her office so it's happening here but you were just talking Minnick about the importance of Christians voting mayhem statistics awful bit but I believe that I read somewhere that she one that mayor's race by less than I think is less than 7000 votes.
And there are numerous churches in the Houston area that have more than 7000 members. If the Christians just turned out the vote. She would've never been elected, and she would've been able to persecute those pastors when they were preaching the word of God actually arming goals. Church of the second up to 60,000 members in first Baptist.
I believe it is 40,007 more than enough. It's kind of unfortunate really not an industry capacity. Before that happened, you may not be familiar with what happened to me. We put together conference call mobilize morality. Tim LaHaye Devlin and all not sent Tim LaHaye and Jerry follow in a bunch of great Christian leaders, pastors and after was over I was investigated by Lois Lerner. I she worked at the Federal election commission and she subpoenaed and took down a deposition from several of pastors so that was not the first time that happened. I think now under the current regime really see the pastors and nonprofits from nine Christian radio all the way up through pastors being persecuted more. They turned over for just a southern internal reporting million dollars to the Department of Justice, which is really in a department injustice.
If you look at what they're doing well. I know when we look at the country right now are a lot of pastors who refuse to address the issues and they say that Christians should not get involved in politics. The issues are not issues of politics are issues of sin that are addressed in the Bible what so many Christians in particular pastors don't understand is that persecution is coming to the United States if we don't take a stand now were not going to have the right to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Right now, many are lobbing to not allow pastors to address issues like homosexuality and transgender in the sexualization of children and all those are issues from the Bible and if we don't take a stand were not to be allowed to address those so I know and and partners want to have your today is you know about persecution firsthand. You have a powerful testimony of how when you stood up against the evil how they they came after you yeah you know it was a new contract paper on but believe it was cuter is quite an honor to be persecuted for my faith or for my belief unfortunate against him. A lot of Christians following my footsteps.
We stood up to both Barack Obama and frankly, Lois Lerner, who one after the churches do not really wish she was ahead of now should move from FTC to the IRS on them as someone told me once that actually won the administrative commissioner at the FTC stated that she hated Christians and conservatives insulation up in the nonprofit division and when there is a huge T rally. Obama got alarmed and she went after start on after nonprofits well she was pretty and better. When I called for her arrest on national TV and three weeks later Congressman at the time that had to reach R yeah I was on the normally very specific with the Kelly file box show and I called for and also you like your listeners can watch it.
I called for her arrest in two weeks. After that I had the door, the DOJ guys were liberal but, the rest of the day so they hated the border wall which was a stunningly conscript interest in the two of them were talking politics.
The other guy said you defeated my dad's friend so it was highly politicized, and what they've done.
You look at the hiring practices at the DOJ anyone away from people of criminology degrees, but now they're hiring what are called soft science so you if you got a degree in woman studies. The harder you energy cut degree in criminology.
Likelihood you won't remember years ago you had to either be a lawyer or CPA. I think even the a field agent FBI ocelot is chain know all that's been dropped. The two women that came to my door. One of them. Just recently, as I understand I got her citizenship so she was in the country matter. I mean no citizen or matter. Just the 24 months or some like that she belong to him and the lush lookouts information but what she belong to the socialist Democrats of America think like that. So they go through and use Facebook and could not realize the key point first. I'm not a big fan of that because it is from what the rumors are more people start Obama used that to get rid of a lot of Christians and conservatives in the military which really alarming is that you go back and read some reports while Obama was over 1100 conservatives were pushed out of the yeah military and so now we have a very woke as you know, I'm the leader very woke military, who says the most important enemy not China creating a scrounger at the community so the United States with what a white supremacist, even though on September 11 was a white supremacist that killed 3000 people. My clearest the next time it happened work were going all out all our system shutdown because reletting and agents through our border that will are are one of the column on planned agents or whatever and and they're going to end up circumventing our our industries to protect scary this coming so much as happened in our country the last two years. It's hard to even fathom coming 10 years ago we would never dream that the things that are happening now in our country are taking place. Do you think that when you look at the current administration. Do you think that the persecutions are going to continue against Christians I know you the attacks gets you were under the Obama administration are you seeing the IRS being weapon as he I read just a couple weeks ago and I can't remember what the organization was that some organization plot. I had applied to the IRS for 501(c)(3) status which furthers you listening is basically a nonprofit status and they were Christian organization and their purpose was to encourage and educate Christians to you learn about the issues get registered to vote and vote in the IRS denied their application because they said that the Christian philosophy was too close to the Republican philosophy. Do you think we'll see more of that. It happened you think were to see more of that. This ministration, analyzing Obama third term. I think that 90% of people are in high positions are are really Obama former Obama employees are tied to Obama somehow and there's a lot of talk that the house he bought washing to see is where they're actually operating the White House out of. Ironically, one first thing to do when he bought the house as he put up a wall and Valerie Jarrett pretty much working there all the time so he actually lives are just the Martha's Vineyard workers have met six cute birthday party supposedly 200 additional waiters and servants in this the same person, saying he suffered through America's you know you see what what it was like on Oprah Winfrey complained about her persecution. I would love to be persecuted like that.
You got what you look at more real and for your listening audience. What happened was they spent four years $22 million and four grand juries to indict me and then I didn't. I don't have a research government and we just simply didn't have the funds to defend ourselves way in the judge rule can bring some witnesses put a gag order so all in all if you look at the way is not just me but the other people treated like the blues Rajasthan, where they spent well over $1 million. Mr. Russ police to come and CNN was tipped off broadcasting live next Broadman in the water helicopter offer was: process crime and yet you have serious problems going on in our nation, their serious acute security concerns and there's really two justice system. If someone wants to read about what exactly the crime of oh turning where defense is a book called see something, say nothing and that John wrote the book actually exposed all the people being put in the government that were detrimental to our government names name and and so Obama fired and not he was writing the second book I was getting married and I understand Trump was hard to arm back so you have no reason to be sad but recently like the wrist two years ago. Whatever he "committed suicide by shooting himself in the stomach and the street which is you know, ridiculously happy. I quote is investigating them therein about her long to spend a year but it's an excellent book, and by the way in his pocket, and have a jump drive.
Regarding the second book, which was this book expose a more secret and to this day, the FBI has a jump drive but no one knows the book is called see something saying you can put that link on your your website by encourage your listeners to become more aware and it said there Christians now saying we need to abdicate responsibility for this country.
Now, I argue that the people that the Christians that said they couldn't stand Trump's tweets and supported Joe Biden, the first thing Joe Biden did was to allow abortion after taxpayers dollars and some other things that he did that were just an abomination to the Christians at night. I think that if we don't act as Christians in unison and together the blood of many unborn babies are angina on Spike Trump's faults which there are many course were all have sin and come short of glory God not just Trump but Trump's actions spoke so loud loudly. The three immune of the embassy, which by the way, was promised by Democrats and Republicans were just over generation Trump did it. He moved to Jerusalem initially. These pro-life beyond more than any president we ever had and yet now it's the exact opposite. We got Biden funding the terrorist gate gave the PLO in some other organization Hamas billions of dollars interested. So what we can give it directly to them.
Know your dollars still ended up American talk and text are still end up in the pockets of my aunt which is announced terrorist group. It's really a shame the directionless country bye-bye deport Christians to stand up.
You don't want to be on your knees, stand up silent in World War II. A lot of them in Germany were silent and and we know little saying what I said. He came to the socialist filing when a roster by your selected speaker for me to come in for us directly and articulating that and not really have two choices.
A yes or no to stand on your feet and stand for principle, are you being a knees begging for for your life and begging for them not to persecuted church you're so right Congressman you do a lot of work. You mentioned Israel and the PLO in the Palestinian situation did a lot of work in the in the Middle East. A lot of Christians today just think that you were wrong to support Israel.
Or we need to show more compassion to Hamas and other groups. You tell Christian why is it important that we have Israel as an ally, the United States and why do we need to take a stand and help defend them in the Middle East why she was doing award were criminally section of Beirut Lebanon was broadcast over 60 million urban households and not I work with both Muslims and not use, and if we recall we gave Abraham court. Trump was getting had three or four people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He for the first time the Middle East had countries will to do. Please now exact opposite. You see that our lands being funded different channels backdoor Biden's and Obama's people are pushing mine through our land and Iran instantly started up the wars again and receiving it bear out again again we we have to stick with our allies.
We have both Arab allies and is really a analyzing and we we need to stick by these folks and if we don't, Israel will stand alone and as we know from our our Bible there going to be all nations come against it. And I guess were watching the dramatic and it's been revealed in our Bible come bear fruit, but I think in the meantime, God tells us to trimmer weeks, Wixom, be prepared and Christians are not there.
They're interested in and you how much your cable TV cost and and things like that, which are great but is not the paramount reason you're hereunder wait to stick virality, especially as we do.
We need to read God's word and know what it says and what it says it was only got about three minutes left, while ago you mentioned the Christians need to become aware what advice can you give to our listeners as Christians.
How can we keep up-to-date with what's going on which a reliable source. What would you recommend that we do to educate ourselves and be more aware about what's going on in the culture. Most people can do what I do because I literally was some information 20 miles a day. I didn't sleep and it gets me mad.
The Meridian and some the liberal stuff, but it makes me as general had months that do not eat when respect Rama read well looks to understand the enemy and I would always just not doing that as a Christian unless really listen to your show. Listen to other people that are I say listen to Rush Limbaugh. He actually was a very great source of information, but listen Tucker Carlson is very good read your Bible also read things in her conservator publication on that I don't be fooled are a lot of people out there who want to fool Christian persons are very amenable to information, but sometimes right now there's this information quoted this information coming from China and 9/attended tick-tock and similar application they are using. I am just astounded that they allow that come in our country but one short follow your show all conservative things in and then keep abreast on issues.
Another excellent wanted courses long-term everything just let my mind but Frank Gaffney show was really good to let some great advice do you have a website that you keep information on also, are you stupid as you reading dwelling to overcome another time.
I just recently was our community. My sentence back in December by the president and the I haven't put up stuff in a while, but there is a website updated. But did you all information on what happened to me or what was going on. Some of the maker screws that were filed before the Supreme Court, in which 40 top consumer groups find the video to make us great but it's the defendant patriot.com and that was put together.
My wife and some volunteer so I was not very polished. Not working right. Like we didn't have a lot of money when I jeopardize those for a stock if you will learn more about cars in stock go to defendant patriot.com.
He has lived persecution for standing on the word of God.
He challenged us a while ago Congressman, thank you so much for being here today you gave us a great challenge. It will end with you said that we need to take a stand and that's right. Now the word of God where the Bible says Ephesians 613 wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, having done all, to stand. Congressman, thank you for the stand that you have taken. Thank you and God bless. Appreciate all that you're doing for the conservative Christians are really a great guy to serve listeners. Thank you for joining me today.
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