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I encourage you, if you have a young person who is going to college, you want to go to a Christian college, we're also the home of Mid-America College, and then certainly if you want to get into ministry, there's just a wonderful seminary here called Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Well, as you know, we are trying to stay abreast of a lot of the issues that are going on in the nation today, and I'm so excited about our guest. Our guest today is Representative Mike Hill. Mike served in the Florida Legislature. He is a small business owner.
He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He served in our military, I think, for at least 10 years, and he serves on our staff at Citizens for America, where he oversees legislation and keeps track of what's going on across the country, and just in recent weeks, there's been so much going on, you know, with vaccines and mandates, and now we think that maybe some of the mask mandates will be going down, but a lot has happened with vaccines, and something Mike recently called me and said, hey, you know, we've got a problem going on, and that there seems to be a racial discrimination in how vaccines are being given, and not in the way that you would think. It appears that in some cases, minorities are being moved to the front of the line, and there's nothing wrong with anybody, you know, getting a vaccine, but the problem is selections are being made based on the color of someone's skin, and that should be a concern for us as Christians, because, you know, in the Bible, there are no red Christians, black Christians, white Christians, yellow Christians, there are only the blood-bought Christians of Jesus Christ.
God does not see us through the lens of color, and so critical race theory is in our schools, it's in our colleges, in our seminaries, in our churches, and now it's being used in the medical field to determine who gets a vaccine and how. So, Representative Mike Hill, thank you so much for being with us on The Christian Perspective today. Chris, thank you for having me, it is such an honor, and I do appreciate being able to share with your audience what it means to respond to what's happening around us today from a Christian perspective, and the only way we can do that, Chris, the only way your audience can do that is if they know what the word of God says.
So that means you must read the word and stay in it on a daily basis. Boy, Mike, that is such a problem, you know, as we see Christians across the country, and I know you speak really all over the country as well, you see particularly in the younger generation, but it's not confined to just them, a lot of people today don't know how to defend their Christian beliefs. They don't know what they believe or why they believe it, and Mike, what I see is two, really two areas that are causing that problem. One is, as you just said, people don't read the Bible. How can you have a biblical worldview, folks, if you're not reading God's word?
It is the Bible, it is the inspired and inerrant word of God, is sufficient for everything that we see, say, and do, but if you don't read God's word, you don't know what it says, and you can't develop a biblical perspective. And Mike, the second thing I see, and I'm going to step on some preacher's toes here, I know, Mike, you're familiar with George Barna. George Barna is a Christian pollster, and George Barna says that of evangelical pastors who claim to be evangelical pastors, that less than 10% of them ever address issues that are in our culture today, Mike, like the traditional family, like homosexuality, abortion, transgender, and all those issues. And he also says that people that consider themselves to be faithful church attenders only go to church once, maybe every three weeks. So if you're only going to church once every three weeks, if you go at all, and you never read God's word, and you sit under a pastor who never addresses issues going on in the culture today, there is no way for you to really develop a biblical worldview.
You hit the nail on the head, Mike. Well, Chris, what we find is that too often we have what I would call lazy Christians. In other words, they are depending on the church or their pastor to develop their Christianity for them. And you can't do that you have to God is a God of individuals, he sees each and every person as unique, someone whom he loves someone who he made in his image, who was fearfully and wonderfully put together in a mother's womb, each individual is different, distinct.
And so God wants to have a relationship with each individual. And the way you have that is to by communing with God is through his word. So Christians should not wait on what the pastor tells them on Sunday, if even if they go or once every three weeks, no forsaking the assembling of themselves together with other Christians. When you when you don't gather with other Christians, then you start losing a perspective on is your life going in a direction where it should be. Because as you are studying the Word of God, and you know the Word of God, sometimes there can be error in your thought, not in a word.
The word is, as you say, infallible. But sometimes in your own thought and action, there can be error. But as you gather with other Christians, you can get confirmation as to whether or not the direction, the lifestyle that you're doing is going in the right direction. And so that's why you want to attend church. But at the same time, don't rely on the pastor to develop your worldview.
You need to develop that yourself by getting in the Word daily. And it's not like it has to be a marathon race, Chris, where you have to read through the Bible in a year. I know some people like doing that. And that's fine.
I'm not criticizing that. What I'm saying is, spend some time daily in the Word. It doesn't have to be for three or four hours doesn't doesn't have to be for any set period of time. Just some time when you can commune with God, and you know that you are hearing from him, that you are reading about him and of him. And by doing so, he will put in your heart, which way you should go and what your worldview should be. It could be as simple as out of the Old Testament and one chapter out of the New Testament daily.
And just continue doing that. And as you're doing it, meditate on what the Word says and what God is telling you. Don't depend on what your church is trying to teach you or even what your pastor is trying to teach you.
Learn for yourself. Mike, that's such great advice, because, you know, Christianity is not a religion. It's a relationship with Jesus Christ. And you can't build, you know, it's kind of like talking to your best friend.
You know, Mike, you and I have been friends for many, many years. And when we talk, we don't have to struggle about what we're going to talk about or how the conversation is going to go. It's not forced. It's not somebody else telling us what to see or think or say with each other. And that's how it is when you get in God's Word. Praying is a way for us to talk to God, but reading His Word is a way for us to listen to Him and for Him to talk back to us. And it's amazing, Mike, I know you've probably experienced this too, where there have been times where I might have read a verse or a passage of Scripture hundreds or maybe even thousands of times. But every time, God can show us something new and reveal something new to us from that Word. And many times it's something that we need to hear that day when we're digging into God's Word.
That's right, Chris. It's because God's Word is relevant. It is alive. And when you read it, a particular verse, you may have read it a year ago, maybe two years before that, and now you come across it a little deeper to you because God is revealing to you what is relevant for you today at this time, which could be completely different than it was two years ago. And that just proves that the Word is alive, that each time you read it, God can show you something different about the Word, about His character, which is infathomable.
You can't get to the bottom of it. So anyone who says that they know the Bible inside out are revealing that they really don't know the Bible inside out because the Bible will change depending on your situation. Let me say that differently. That's not right, Chris. The Bible doesn't change. His Word does not change. We were about to get a bunch of emails, Mike.
I'm glad you went back on that. People are going to get worked up. No, it doesn't change. What I meant to say is that how the Word is applied to your life can change based on how your life changed.
The Word is inerrant. It is what it means and what it says. So I hope you don't get any phone calls or emails, Chris, about me saying that the Bible changes because it does not.
That's true. But I think everybody now understands what you're saying, that God, even though His Word is perfect and infallible, His Word doesn't change. But He will speak to us in a manner that might be applicable or will be applicable to what we're doing at that particular time in our lives. Mike, it's just so important for us as Christians to understand what God's Word says and know what we believe and why we believe it. Is homosexuality a sin? We see on the news and we read about these transgender issues.
The Olympics took place recently. There were transgender athletes that have kind of made the headlines and we need to understand what God's Word says and how we can develop a biblical worldview. We're going to take a break, folks. But when we come back, we're going to talk more about biblical perspective. But we're also going to talk about an issue that's been in the news a lot lately, and that's what's happening with the race situation in our country and now how it's entered even to decide who gets a vaccine and when and how.
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He's on our team at the Citizens for America Foundation. And Mike keeps a close eye on what's going on around the country and particularly when it comes to legislative issues and other issues. And Mike, in the first segment, we were talking about the need to develop a biblical worldview. But we're going to shift gears now for a minute and talk about what's happening in the vaccine area and particularly what's happening with critical race theory and how race is being used.
Mike, I just don't understand. Our nation spent more than 200 years trying to do away with judging somebody on the, as Dr. Martin Luther King said, based on the color of their skin. And in the past couple of years, it seems like we're trying to go back to that situation where we're looking at people based on skin color.
And I just don't understand what's going on. What do you see happening as you travel around the country? What I see, Chris, is that whenever the left Democrats are in charge, then race always seems to become an issue. It was a big issue during the time with when Obama was president and he was supposed to have been the great uniter and he was supposed to have gotten rid of race issues in our nation. And instead he exacerbated the issue. Then we come to President Trump and President Trump tend to put it on the back burner, even though the left would not allow it to. And we saw amazing things happening in the minority communities where unemployment was falling to low record levels, where we saw that everyone's income and economy was increasing and growing well because of President Trump's America First policies, removing unnecessary regulations and lowering taxes.
And it was an economic boom for everyone. Now we have this regime, this Biden regime that's in office, which I will go ahead and say, Chris, I believe that he was installed, that it was not a true and fair election. There is ample evidence out there now of blatant fraud that went on in many states and which was able to put Biden into office. And now we see where race is becoming an issue again because the left are in charge to the point where Biden says that the next Supreme Court justice must be a black woman, which I don't understand. It should be the most qualified person, regardless of your race or your sex. Mike, who would have ever dreamed that skin color would be, I mean, I know a hundred years ago that was an issue, but we fought so hard for skin color and I don't care what color skin somebody has on the Supreme Court.
Frankly, my, my favorite justice is, is, is probably Justice Thomas, Clarence Thomas. But, but I imagine if Donald Trump had said, my litmus test is going to be the color of your skin to put somebody on the Supreme Court. Yeah, you want a business, you can't hire somebody based on the color of their skin. It didn't matter.
You know, president Biden is not saying, you know, I don't care. I, you know, I want the best person. He never said he wanted the best person. He said he'd be based on two things, gender and skin color.
He was going to pick a woman. And again, I have nothing, no problem at all with a woman being on the Supreme Court. I supported, uh, justice Amy Comey Barrett, uh, being on the Supreme Court and, or, so it was going to be based on gender or on skin color. Mike, what's happened to our nation? We're going backwards. And I don't understand why the minority communities in the country are not screaming from the rooftops that we are going in reverse as far as civil rights. And it appears that the Biden administration is undoing everything that Martin Luther King Jr fought to change. Well in fact, Chris, a number of minorities are saying that we do not agree with this philosophy that we don't agree with using race as a litmus test, but they don't have a voice because our left leaning media, mainstream media only gives a voice to those who do cry about racism, uh, such as the black lives matter movement and the critical race theory movement. They are the ones who are getting the attention and the ones that you hear about on mainstream media news. But what you don't hear about is this huge migration of black people who are leaving these blue controlled States, these leftist Democrat States and are moving to red States. It is a phenomenon that is going on as we speak, but it doesn't include just black people. Chris, it includes a lot of people who are leaving the high taxes, the high crime, the failing schools of the Democrat controlled cities and States and are moving to red States. They're not just moving to the South, which a lot of the migration is, um, is showing a movement towards the South, but they're coming to the South to red States. And that's what we see happening.
So, uh, they, they, they are, um, speaking and they're speaking with their feet. We just don't hear about them in mainstream media, which by the way, I don't watch Chris, I don't watch the network news. Um, I don't go online to read their, their nonsense because it's nothing more than propaganda.
I instead get my news from many different sources other than the mainstream media. And so what we're seeing, Chris, is this phenomenon now where, um, huge amounts of people are leaving these States. A good friend of mine named Travis Brown wrote a book called how money walks and using IRS data, they were able to see people moving from certain States and coming into other States. For example, there's a huge mass migration from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, California. People are leaving those States and they're coming to the red States. The big factor being is the cost of living due to taxes and regulations and social programs that are in these blue States. So they're leaving New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, California, and they are moving to Florida, Texas, Arizona, Nevada. So they're leaving these high tech States, high regulation States, and they're moving to low tax States and low regulations. You know, Chris, I'm from Florida. I'm in Pensacola, Florida, and we are seeing an amazing thing happening in Florida where almost a thousand people a day are moving to Florida. One were called not only the sunshine state, but the free state because there are no vaccine mandates.
There are no mask mandates here, even though we have some pockets of school districts, which are trying to claim to it and hang on and make children wear masks. But they're getting a lot of pushback from the governor and from citizens who are saying, no, we are free in this state. And Chris is interesting from the data. They could see where they are moving from and where they're moving to. So we will, I'll use Florida as an example. They're leaving New York, New Jersey, and Maryland, and they're coming into Florida and they are moving into West Palm beach, Miami Dade, Tampa St. Pete. And unfortunately, as they move, Chris, they bring their leftist ideas with them. So Orlando and Tampa St. Pete at one time were solidly red. They are now purple and they're trending blue. Orlando is blue now. Tampa St. Pete is trending blue because they, Tampa St. Pete has a lot of people who came from California that they moved into the area and they bring their leftist ideas with them.
And so they will elect people who believe in the high taxes and the social programs, which were utter failures in the states where they left is cognitive dissonance at its best. Chris. Yeah. I think Mike, the same thing is going on in Texas too. And I'm wondering if it's not a concerted effort by the Democrat party or the liberal left to try to infiltrate, um, conservative states and change the legislative policies in those states. Are you seeing that?
Yes. We saw a classic example of that, Chris, in Colorado. Colorado used to be a solid red state. There were many Christian organizations which made that their headquarters.
There was the, uh, the Gideon's and that's where focus on a family moved into the Colorado Springs area. But then the Democrats had a plan and they executed that plan to where they would move into the, uh, high population areas such as Denver and Colorado Springs and, and Boulder. And they would move into those areas and then start electing Democrat, um, uh, politicians. And that is exactly what happened to the point now where you can hardly recognize Colorado where it being such a left leaning state, which left us ideas of high taxes and recreational marijuana. You know, I mean they brought that from California.
So here is, it's legal for recreational marijuana in, in Colorado and it is an utter disaster. We're seeing it right before our very eyes. And so they try to do that as they move into an area, which means Chris, we must, we must as Christians step up, get involved in a political arena by either running for office or supporting a Christian candidate who's running for office.
And by all means, vote, vote for Christian candidates. That's a great way to end this segment. Mike, we've got to take a commercial break. When we come back, we're going to jump into that a little bit more about involvement and even the infiltration that you were talking about. So folks were talking with representative Mike Hill from the state of Florida. We're talking a little bit about a couple of things. One about how critical race theory is kind of infiltrating every area, even in the area of vaccines and now the Supreme court. And we're also talking about the infiltration of liberals into conservative areas. So stick around.
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My guest today is Representative Mike Hill. Mike is a former state representative from the state of Florida and we're kind of talking about a lot of different issues today, but before we took the commercial break, we were talking about the infiltration of liberals, how they have a concerted plan to infiltrate areas like Texas, Florida and they bring their liberal policies with them as they move to these states and even in Colorado, Mike, you were mentioned in Colorado Springs, that's really a hub of Christian activity where over 200 Christian ministries are based in Colorado Springs and you were mentioning how the liberal left made a decision that we're going to go to that area and kind of turn it away from God if we can. Mike, an area that really concerns me where we've seen this infiltration is in our seminaries and our Christian colleges around the country. A lot of seminaries now are really being taken over with professors who support critical race theory, who don't believe in the inerrancy of the Bible or sufficiency of scripture. When you speak on college campuses and particularly, I know you've got a great Christian school in your area in Pensacola, Florida, Pensacola Christian College, but they've stayed firm in the word of God, but a lot are not because liberal professors have entered these seminaries and Christian schools around the country. Have you seen that?
Yes, Chris, we have. And the reason being is these liberal theologians who are now running these schools, these Christian schools, they don't know the word of God. They think that they're wise, but in their own wisdom, it's full of foolishness.
And they think that they are being compassionate by saying that. Homosexuals, because God loves everyone. You don't know the word of God. We can say to someone that that lifestyle is wrong. Yes, God loves you, but it's wrong.
And I love you enough to tell you that you're wrong, that you need to change from that because the word of God says that it's wrong. Critical race theory is wrong because what it does is it is immorally puts race as a primary factor, and it actually institutes racism, which is a sin. And so anyone who proposes using critical race theory, which essentially says that in order to promote or to provide for someone who is of the minority community, that they have to be given special treatment over those who are not, that the United States is a racist nation. It was founded on racism, that it was built on the backs of racists, or let me say it differently, that racists built it on the backs of minorities and this nation, which is a complete lie, Chris. This is and was founded to be a Christian nation. I have proof of that there is an awesome book called the Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States, written by Benjamin F. Morris.
This book was written back in 1864, and it details explicitly by going through our founding fathers early writings by looking at their letters that they wrote, the debates that were done during the Constitutional Convention, and it makes it explicitly clear that this is a Christian nation. Have we had some problems in the past? Yes, we have. But as a nation, we have overcome each one of those. And it is incumbent upon us to continue trying to improve and being the nation that God intended us to be.
And that was to preach the gospel to a lost and dying world. The world looks to the United States as a moral beacon. And right now with the Biden regime in place, we are failing. We are failing miserably to provide that clear moral perspective of what the word of God says. Yeah, Mike, you know, is there is there tearing down our Christian institutions? And and there may be people listening here today say, Well, I never heard in school that that we were found as a Christian nation.
But Mike, you said it right. We were founded as a Christian nation. If you look at the very documents coming over from the pilgrims that came over the Mayflower, even even beyond that, just about every article in our United States Constitution, or not just about every one of them, can you can find the foundations of that in the Word of God. The Bible was the basis for the founding documents of our country and our founding fathers understood the importance of God's Word and honoring God and, and even some who may not have been Christians, you know, like Benjamin Franklin is not sure but he called many times our nation to prayer and our leaders to prayer. We were founded as a Christian nation because of that God use this nation to literally evangelize and send missionaries all over the world. So as the liberals in our modern day here in the 21st century began to tear away at the religious foundations of our nation, what they're doing is we're allowing them as Christians to kind of put an end to our ability to send missionaries around the world. I'm not sure what denomination you are, Mike, but I'm a member of the Southern Baptist Convention.
And there's a real battle going on for the heart and soul. I'm sure you've read about it, of the Southern Baptist Convention right now where liberals have also infiltrated our convention and there's a big push to wrap our arms around critical race theory. And Mike, as you said, critical race theory is sinful. It is a religion and it teaches that there can be no redemption basically for the white man. You are guilty for the sins of racism, but that's not what the Bible says. The Bible says, yes, that all of sin had come short of the glory of God, but the Bible also tells us that we have an opportunity to receive forgiveness of those sins through the grace and salvation of Jesus Christ and the substitutionary death that he did for us when Jesus died on the cross. And because of that, we can be forgiven of our sins no matter what they may be.
Exactly, Chris. And what we're seeing with critical race theory is that it is essentially a Marxist ideology. What it does is it will separate people into different groups, into different classes. And in this particular case is based on skin color.
Now, why did they do that? You know, the Marxists originally started dividing people based on their class of income, the wealthy against the worker class or against the poor. And they tried that here in the United States and it didn't work because God has blessed this nation so much with such prosperity that in the United States of America, it doesn't matter who you are or what position you came from.
If you put your mind to it, if you work hard, if you ask God's blessings, he will give it to you and you will prosper. So you may have started from very poor, humble beginnings and become fabulously wealthy. That can happen in the United States and it does happen all the time, daily. And so what the Marxists saw was that, hey, this class division based on income and wealth does not work in the United States of America. So we're going to have to use something else. So they use something that doesn't change so readily, such as your position of wealth. Instead, they use something that's immutable and that is your skin color.
And so now they're basing it on race or your skin color. They're trying to create these big divisions. And the reason why they create these divisions, Chris, is because they want a struggle to take place. They want conflict to take place. Then the idea is they will solve that problem.
They'll come in with build back better and make it better by getting rid of the conflict when in fact they make it worse. We have seen it time and time again in countries all over the world, from North Korea to China, to Russia, to Cuba, to Venezuela. And the reason why they are utter failures at it, Chris, the reason why it doesn't work is because they are godless. In order for Marxism, communism to work, you have to take God out of the equation. And the reason you have to do that is because, as you and I stated earlier, this is a Christian nation. And our constitution is based on Christian values. Creator is mentioned several times in our Declaration of Independence, which means that the ultimate authority comes from God. And even your own government has to submit to God's word, to God's rules and laws. Well, Marxism, they remove God because they want the state to have the ultimate authority, not God. And so we are the ones who are in charge. And what is utterly amazing is the arrogance, Chris, of those on the left, because even though they can see it has been an utter failure in times past throughout history, and even as we speak today that communism, socialism is an utter failure, they think in their arrogance it just hasn't been done right.
We're going to do it right this time. We're smart enough to do it when you cannot do it, because man was made to be free. The word says where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, there is freedom. God has always had that old cry, let my people go, let them be free. And in a Marxist communist state, you cannot be free.
You have to do what the state tells you to do, as they say, for the better good of the state. But instead, if we each champion the rights of the individual, if we believe in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, equal treatment under the law, and supporting a constitution that limits the government by the consent of the governed, then there is freedom and prosperity. Boy, you continue, you're preaching it today, Mike, and you're right, it's such an arrogance to think that it's going to work this time when it has never worked.
Communism, socialism has never worked in the history of the world. It's not going to be any different this time. Well, we've got to take a quick commercial break. When we come back, we're going to talk more about the racial divide in our nation today and what we can do as Christians to put an end to racism in the United States of America.
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Visit citizensforamericafoundation.com today and secure your spot to join Chris Hughes in Washington, D.C. this June. Welcome back to The Christian Perspective. Our guest today is Representative Mike Hill, a former state representative in the state of Florida. Mike, what an interesting conversation we've had today as we've talked about a lot of different things.
We've talked about how socialism and communism don't work around the world. We've talked about the importance of developing a biblical worldview and understanding God's word. But Mike, in this last segment as we kind of round out the show, I want you to talk a little bit about what's happening with vaccines and the preference given to minorities, and then I've got some questions about what we as Christians can do to try to end racism in America today. So what's happening with the immunizations? You mentioned earlier, but some of our listeners may not know what's going on with selection by skin color for immunizations.
Yes, Chris, and please allow me to correct you just a bit or perhaps I spoke wrong. The discrimination is not being based on who's going to receive a vaccine instead of being treated on or being used to those who need treatment for monoclonal antibodies. Oh, okay. And we are seeing that the Department of Health in Utah, of all places, Minnesota, New York, and even certain places in Texas, they will discriminate against whites who need monoclonal antibodies, in preference to non-whites. So if someone goes to a doctor, and this is early treatment for COVID-19, before you even get sick with it, and as a preventive measure, or if you do get sick, you can still take these monoclonal antibodies and it will help you recover, that if you go to your doctor to receive that, they give you a score. And the score is based on a number of factors, including your age, your level of illness. But what they give the highest score to is your skin color.
Just like any other item or thing of supply, it's always limited. So there's not unlimited supplies of monoclonal antibodies. And so if they see someone who is white and someone who is black coming for treatment, they will tell the white person they must wait until the black or brown people have been treated first. And their justification for this, they call it long-standing systemic health and social inequities. Because of that, white people have to get to the back of the line and wait to be treated.
Chris, that is unconscionable. It is illegal, first of all. It's unconstitutional and it's morally corrupt.
Why is it illegal? Because this 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title VI of that act says you will not discriminate based on race, sex, religion and so forth. So race is one of the very first items listed that you cannot discriminate based on that. But here we have this Department of Health in New York, Minnesota and Utah and even parts of Texas.
Again, Chris, it's because Texas is a solid red state. We're seeing people move there from Illinois and from California who are turning it blue and coming up with these goofy concepts that you have to wait if you're a white person to receive your monoclonal antibodies. It's unconstitutional because our Constitution champions the rights of the individual.
Our Declaration of Independence so clearly states that all men are created equal, that's individual, and endowed by their Creator, the loving God, with certain inalienable God-given rights of life, liberty and property, or the pursuit of happiness. And so this flies right in the face of that. Instead of looking at each person individually, they put you in a group.
They put you in a group of are you white or are you black or are you brown? And then that's how they base how they're going to treat you, which is completely unconstitutional. And it is morally corrupt. God makes every person in their image, every person has intrinsic value because they are made in the image of God. And you don't base it and God in his own wisdom, in his own grace and mercy will determine what your skin color is, who you are going to be. And it is not, we can't choose that on our own.
And it against someone based on that immutable characteristic is morally corrupt. But thank goodness there is that people are pushing back against that. I know one organization in particular, America First Legal, which is led up by Steve Miller, a former advisor in the Trump administration. He has filed a lawsuit against the racist policies in the Utah Department of Health who are using race as a determination and who will receive treatment for COVID-19. So with his lawsuit, I understand that the Department of Health in Utah is pulling back from that discriminatory and racist policy. It's unconscionable that here's someone who is in need of treatment, they're sick, could be dying, and they are denied treatment because of the color of their skin, which is what they're saying is white, which is just as racist as if they were saying you can't get it because you're black, which may have happened many years ago here in United States, but is no longer happening. But again, the left, the Democrats are reviving it again simply to keep us with this class struggle, breaking us into groups and pitting us against each other. And that's really what it's about, Mike, is to pit us against each other.
I just, I can't imagine us going backwards from where we were. We fought so hard to not see people based on the color of their skin. That's something, you know, God loves us all and he doesn't want us discriminating people against people based on the color of their skin. And so now our own federal government is doing it. You know, just a few years ago, if you and I had denied service to somebody, you know, or particularly medical service to someone based on the color of their skin, we would have gone to jail. I cannot understand the craziness that is going on in our nation today, and it's just sinfulness.
I guess I should understand it. The Bible tells us of all these crazy things that are going to be happening in the end days, and I believe that we are in the end days, but goodness, we've got to do something to stop this. So Mike, what can we as Christians do? What can we as Americans do to stop this racism that's now coming back in our country from our own federal government? What we have to do, Chris, is stand up and let your voice be heard.
Too often, Christians believe that they are to lead a quiet and peaceable life, which they should. And they think that that means that they cannot get involved, that they cannot stand up when they see something wrong or an injustice going on. And that's not true. If our founding fathers did not speak out against the tyranny that we saw coming from King George and Great Britain, this nation never would have been formed. But instead, they did speak out against the tyranny that was happening, and they spelled it out in the Declaration of Independence. They had 27 grievances, which they listed there, and then they form the answer to those 27 grievances.
Each answer is found in our Constitution. So what we have to do as Christians is get involved. Pastors, preach from the pulpit what is going wrong in this country. This whole transgender LGBTQ agenda must be spoken against. Abortion must be spoken against. These policies we see giving people treatment based on their race, health care based on their race, must be spoken out against.
We cannot remain silent. And then what you do is you go to your elected officials and you demand that these bureaucrats be held accountable. You do like the Steve Miller Foundation, American First Legal, and you bring lawsuit against people who are doing the wrong thing. You take action. You go out before the abortion facility and you protest that they are murdering pre-born babies.
You don't just remain silent. And then when you do bring action against someone who is doing, let's use for example this Department of Health and not giving white people monoclonal antibodies until black people receive it first. That when you bring lawsuit, you don't bring it against the entire Department of Health.
They don't care. They'll just shrug their shoulders and if they lose the lawsuit well the taxpayers are going to pay for it anyway. No, you bring it against the person who is responsible for making that decision. Ultimately there is some superintendent, there is some civil servant who made that decision. You bring your lawsuit against that person and hold them accountable.
Not the entire Department of Health. And it may be you make sure they are removed from their position. But we must become action Christians. We can't be let's sit on the couch Christians. Be action Christians. You do it in a gracious way. You do it in a way where you're not repugnant, you're not mean, but you are heard.
And you do it in a moral and just way. Mike, that's great advice for us as we wrap up the show today is I love where you're saying that we need to do this in graciousness and in the love of Jesus, but we need to stand up and let our voices be heard. And that's what God has called us to do. He created this world and He gave it to us to oversee for Him.
Even in the book of Genesis in chapter two, it talks about how God created man to oversee what God had created. And it's time for us as Christians to take a stand on the word of God, to develop the biblical worldview that you so clearly laid out the path for us to be able to do that earlier today, Mike. So thank you so much, Mike, for being with us. I sure appreciate you. I appreciate the stand that you take. I mean, your positions are not popular, but you take a stand for the word of God across the nation and we're grateful for you. We're going to be praying for you.
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