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Open Borders, Abortion, Election Engagement -What is the Christian Perspective?

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Open Borders, Abortion, Election Engagement -What is the Christian Perspective?

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Enjoy it and please share around all your friends. Thanks for listening and thanks for choosing the truth. Podcast network. This is the Truth Network get ready. It's one of America's most important, influential and respected voices on cultural and political issues and apologist Christian political advocate and author. Here is the founder and zooming of the citizen for America foundation, Dr. Chris hello and welcome to the studios in Memphis Tennessee on the campus of Mid-America Baptist theological seminary. If you're looking for college at 10. I hope that you will look at college Mid-America great undergrad program there and the other neat thing about it is not only do you get a great education but they will give you a firm biblical foundation as well will develop a biblical worldview to go to school there, you're getting at is critical race theory or other nonsense.

So be sure to go to MA that MA also look at their seminary. Maybe you already have a college degree and you want to get a Masters degree or doctorate degree is a great school and I have a new program that I'm so excited about apologetics and as Christians we need to understand what we believe and why we believe that's what apologetics does it teaches us how to defend our faith be able to explain various issues and and we do that the citizens of America foundation. If you want to pay a loop and know what's going on all the time. I encourage you go to citizens for America citizens for America and sign up to get our newsletter will in about a month ago start doing monthly webinar sometimes twice a month on various topics. Issues like abortion, traditional family, same-sex marriage, homeschooling, all kinds of different issues, family issues, cultural issues, social issues, so Christians can become educated on these issues and know what they believe and why they believe it and I guess today's semi would have known before. We just couple weeks ago and he was recently a speaker at the culture engagement summit that we held in Memphis Tennessee back in April. Dr. Frederick And Dr. Tappan.

I'm so excited to have you back with us today. Thank you so much for joining the Christian perspective Dr. Hughes. I'm honored and blessed to be a part of this astounding program that you have and I just praise God for that. You know we were giving Christian people that love God and opportunity to share their thoughts and their views and their mores related to how we as Christians are can affect our country, not only in our neighborhoods not only in our cities, but in our country while also glad you're with us and you that are listing you know that I harp every day, but I Christians need to be involved in the political process, and particularly in this election year 2022 and strongly encourage you to be praying for Dr. Tappan.

He is a pastor in the Memphis area and he has already a program there as well. Boy he's blessed because although I believe you listen to Todd Starnes if you don't, you need to listen to the great Todd start he's really filling a void that Rush Limbaugh passed away on hundreds of radio stations across the country, but his flagship station. We actually record the show is in Memphis Tennessee and Dr. Tappan has a show on that yet on that very network there in Memphis and he gets to be really great with Todd start all the tabs on jealous that you get to be an invalid presence. I'm jealous. You get what I agree. I glean from you all the time go when he calls me in office.

I feel like being called to the principal's office ready is giving me some great advice and you point me in a direction that is going to be a blessing to my show and so DVD is an honor to be there with him every day and he so open and honest about everything in it. It's you know he is a user is a cherished Cheryl in order to be around and I have grown so much in the time that I've known him and got to see that our relationship continues to grow as well. As a relationship as far as the news media is concerned. Actually share this with you a Dr. Hughes first time is. For example, for the station of the first time for me week we did election coverage. I felt like I was on Fox news and adaptive space you have done election coverage in a unique he tapped me to be one of those individuals from the station to anchor the election coverage so it was that was a great great opportunity.

Again, that's just the type person. He is, and that we look forward to doing more things like that. That's right. You just had a primary there and in the Memphis area. Forgot about that. So did I got questions of this is an asphalt and just have to bear with me here for just a man works talk about this, but you had an interesting situation. About a week before the election there in Memphis. There was a man running for state house that his wife was a county commissioner. I don't remember the name but she was a County Commissioner and he run for state house before, but the state election board deemed that he was not living in the district even in Shelby Catholic's Shelby County there right Shelby County even though it had also been recorded in the register of deeds office of the clerk of court stuff like seven years ago. You be paying property tax all these years and his wife with all the County commission of Shelby County did they get that worked out like before the election.

It actually from what I remember.

It's going to be the judge put it on hold until sometime in June are your exactly correct. He was being to live in Fayette County Oak which is the next county east of Shelby County and but is why living in the same house were deemed to be a shift with and I it was good. At the absolutely crazy and you know there were like Job's comrades that what you did the side of the bid. Typically the kid ended but what happened to the redistricting lines. It had a great area.

There and there a little ambiguous and I think that's what this was all about. And yet, that there was a hold on it on the case until June sometime in June and that's when they will reopen the case and relitigate it in relation to exactly where you live but I think you got workout again will we just finished up a redistricting in the end there was some ambiguity related to the redistricting and I believe that I get that straightened out good because they don't have a choice that will politics is just so interesting about when I heard that case that I would have a lot of crazy things your drug relic attribute above the Q Facebook. I'd never heard were again I was married to a County Commissioner and she was elected in in that one County. But the state said no you're not in that carries a character that leads him I would have to.

I didn't realize it was still continuing to follow that with great interest would not attack the last time you were on here we were talking about the border crisis in our country today and and maybe of some of our listeners miss that. I thought we go back.

You just can't touch on that issue for minute their good word about a lot of things today going on in our country, but the other, though there's been a lot of news really since, well, even before everyone present troubles in office yet he wanted to build a wall in the Bible talks about how nations are independent and even your Jerusalem.

If you've ever been Israel but you know from studying the Bible. They they have a wall that a lot of cities ancient cities in the Bible had a wall to keep enemies out and people. The were not of that nation out of those cities and the same is true in the United States of America is a Pres. Trump was building a wall to stop the flow of illegal immigrants coming across the border and to try to to slow down the drug trade and particulate sex trafficking trade at the congregation Summit where you spoke couple weeks ago we had a Congresswoman from Mexico, a Congresswoman Orozco come and talk about if you got to get her presentation to talk about the terrible did you hear her, yet you talk about human trafficking and insulin. Pres. Biden took office he yet stop the construction of the wall in the wallet and stop everything, but it's really become terrible were hundreds of thousands of people are just coming across the border.

Many terrorist have come across the border and in recent weeks. A lot of people are drowning, crossing the river someone you don't have any What's going on down there for us and tell you what Dr. you goodies terrible out I got some numbers that are that are staggering here and I believe the listeners will be very interested in in 2020, there will 400,000 order encounters in 2021 just one year later that number quadrupled almost went from 400,000 to 1.6 million eight is a record the highest annual total of order encounters in the history of United States from 400,000 to 1 point million in about 30% of those individuals will repeat crossers whether that faith border is out of control in one year went from 400,001.6 million bits does crazy and you were talking about a change of administration change in how they are doing things are on the border and when you become lackadaisical numbers go up and I remember reading about this after the election, and when Biden took office.

The numbers immediately start to go up because he vowed that he was going to relax the laws and relax many of the number of the border agents that work down there fighting our lives in fighting for their own lives. He was going to make it a little bit more lax and make it easier for them to come across and like you said you got the number of individuals of Margaret that are crossing the Rio Grande children are drowning. Adults are drowning in so with that number increasing it increases casualties right there on the border and be God to do something about it to go from 400,000 to 1.6 million in one year is a travesty and again we need someone that's going to be tough on the border, we don't mean to hurting people. We don't mean being clinging to individuals, but anything that we have control over. We need to have control. We need to be able state standards. We need to be able to have a certain number of border patrol agents for the working and that there will paid and are well supported and are not being overworked acuity as we got to put more money into which it got to reinvest in it. We've got to come up with client that will attach to what's going on right now because in 2020 when we only had 400,000 order encounters it. If we look at the number the weight that it is troubled, then maybe we need to look at Tripoli number of border ages that we have down there because we had enough of 400, 400, the number 400 is not going to be a requisite for those that numbered the new number 1.6 million.

We've got to look at it in a different way to continue his saintly insanity and is not going to work as it was happening now is such a problem. From the Christian perspective analysis and sharia right here right this show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe' and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you love or causes you care about locking the fix step 15 feet of Bible come to life this December. I joined nationally for radio host and found the city since funding a Foundation to create life changes when the world of meaning, traveled from all over the world for thousands of reasons, religious clutter Christianity's most tragic, the richest fight like a wailing rock down through the winding alleyways to Nancy so the hand to place that I think is very Jewish porches. See firsthand that the event that the Bible took place touring Israel with Dr. Chris Hughes is a travel out of their citizens financing and get ready for an unforgettable trip last a lifetime time creating relationship when hearing is in line enjoy history was made on its own.

One American minute with the invincible Spanish Armada sealed off this date May 19 1588 to conquer England Queen Elizabeth relied on Sir Francis Drake use smaller faster vessels and ingeniously sent burning ships at midnight downwind where the Spaniards were anchored dispersing them in a panic, aided by Deal force winds half the Spanish fleet was wrecked had England lost there would've been no pilgrims, no New England, no United States coins minted after the event showed ships sinking and men kneeling under the inscription man proposes God's disposal American transit 1888 pursued Mike yesterday about the Frederick capital talking about border crisis in America today it is such an issue is a daughter And you share with the numbers have astronomically increased over the last couple years from the number of people that are coming across the border, daughter And a lot of Christians that you travel cross-country speaking and we saw lots people, culture, engagement someone a few weeks ago and some Christians are confused on the issue. You know they they want to be compassionate in the talk about how Jesus loved everybody you know should we just welcome these people in the left is really full. A lot of people in the churches in particular, saying that while these are your refugees are there seeking asylum for some crime in the country.

What would your answer be me. How should a Christian response. We just let them come in or is or what right way to do it. Are we not being Christlike. If we tell everybody they can't come in. Dr. Hughes, Christ had standards and standards for everything again and again we have to have standards we have to on the Bible tells us to make sure that we we take care of the sick that we take care of those that are incarcerated in particular those are hungry and take care of those that are needed yet. That's our job with the key obedience when it comes to protecting our country that we have to have standards to take care of our country will you mention earlier that there will walls around Jerusalem and they were only serving gates that people could comfort that that micros could conquer. And so there was standards and there was only a certain number of people that that that were allowed to come through in a particular particular times of this is not anything new. This is not ours putting standards on how many people come the end.

That's not new. This is a standard procedure. You don't. You cannot allow anyone to come into the country without being vetted without going through the process because you don't know who was coming through. You don't know if their chair is coming through.

You don't know if they are people that are coming through. They are here to harm our children that are here to commit crimes. It must be a standard including the effect that standard, we must keep that standard. And so in gold individual that don't go through the process.

There are two types of encounters that they will seek either expulsions or apprehension. If you come across in your illegal to type of encounters again are expulsions and apprehensive drinks. If I do I have a minute to explain those to have others do yeah and expulsion is when a migrant of the encounter.

If a migrant is encountered, and they are exposed.

If there's an expulsion. They are immediately expelled onto their home country to the last country of transit and most of them if that is what happened during the audit. Since COBIT that's what happened. Most of them work scale because they were illegal. They were dated and found a very illegal and they were expelled, then you have apprehensions and goals of micros that have have crossed the border into our country without being detected, and when they are apprehended they are detained in the United States temporarily until there is an expulsion hearing and so they will do an investigation to find out if they are here illegally or not, but that's another really detained or they just told okay will address that you're free and we hope that you show up to court one day while were talking about what the rules say now put actual application you some people as you and I know were secretly flown into different areas of the United States secretly and set up by the government because they are not following their own rules, their work, they were there were playing low of individuals and busloads of individual migrant. There were 50 different areas of our country violating the all of our border of our border patrol and that may help you have a rule and do not follow the rule that the reason that it is out of control.

We have will inflict and because you're not following the world.

They had to get out of control. I think it's called title 42, well, you know a lot of people might've watched the news in recent weeks where the Gov. Gov. Abbott of Texas was pitting people on buses incident in Washington DC end up in the mall in Washington DC and he did that your a lot of people didn't maybe understand why he did that because what you just said the Biden exaggeration was literally mailing them out to North Carolina about an hour and 1/2 or may not even out for little country airport and I know people that were at the airport, watching where they flew people in and unloaded them like one or two in the morning a Miller light where nobody know where the press wouldn't be aware of this was happening all over the country and they would not these illegals out and this is happening at a time you were being told to cope with ridicule the world. We need to wear a mask. We have to be vaccinated. We can't go to school. We can go to church or do anything like that and they're letting people cross the border that haven't been vaccinated. Haven't been tested, or or or or quarantine enter shipping COBIT all across the country through these illegal immigrants and illegal aliens across the nation. I don't. I can't understand Dr. Deming there could be terrorist and is not just Mexicans or people in South America their people from all over the world come across that border it images like a open gate. Come on and come blow us up or kill us or spread disease you bring in your sleeper cells away for trouble down the line.

I cannot understand the rationale for let these people in it.

I don't get it. Yet it is ridiculous because what were dealing with here are individuals from all over the world, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Russia, Ukraine, people from from everywhere that are coming in and you don't know who these people are there not being fitted.

They're not being tested for COBIT. We have to be tested for COBIT but the individuals are coming to our country don't have to be tested to make any sense. And so we've got to get this thing on the control you've got people from Brazil business Whaler Haiti from Cuba and these are just countries that are nearer to us that are coming in every day and again they must be fitted. We need to find out who these people are and why they came if they come through legitimately. I have no problem with immigrants coming to America were all immigrants unless you are Native American so with that back stated week. Everyone needs to be that we need to find out who they are rather year and and and follow don't make a rule to break it all the rules and again that's not anti-Christian.

There's nothing anti-Christian about following the rules, render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's follow the rules of the government and I believably follow the rules of the government, then we can get this under control and have some semblance of control and understanding in relation to our border situation where you were talking about about Jerusalem and other cities throughout the Bible that all pseudo-would be honest about Christians that are listening heaven as a gate while talking in the wall is really the cross of Jesus Christ you news is there's only one way enemy does not open the floodgates of volatilities of self that is a narrow path and the only way to get there is through Jesus Christ. So having borders and walls is biblical and so Christians need to understand that I want to try put your spot here.

I wanted to ask you mention it when you talk a while ago you mentioned the work migrant and I've noticed a shift in the last couple weeks in the press and we used to call me illegal aliens in and then we knew that was too expensive so we could call them illegal aliens.

All I think you just a media employee because you know you made it want people to think that they were illegal and and and then they call them refugees will the new buzzword of the last few weeks is migrant and where I live we have a huge Christmas tree like the largest Christmas tree production area in the country is here in the mountains of North Carolina, and a lot of optically Mexican people are brought your wit if there's a lot of very specific legal process with her only allowed to be here for a specific period of time.

There living conditions have to be here very well documented you is not just a free-for-all there.

There's a specific way for them to come to work and just like in Florida where they have migrant worker for strawberries and are just always thought migrants were people that came here to work have noticed, the media is now calling all these people migrants is by definition wrong what is or was a Margaret was a different migrant and illegal alien walked out. From what I understood the Margaret's art or any individual banks trying to get into the country on that's just the general understanding that I let you different from how it used to be because I used to be workers right migrant workers are those individuals usually worked on farms or our work it out here seasonally and up but those were individuals that were already in the country and goals were individuals that either had a green card or they were here legally for specific amount of time and they were all migrant workers. I guess the new term. I don't know. I don't know what it how it what it means.

I just consider it, I considered to be anyone there was trying to come across the border where there it was it in a legal manner, or if it was illegal once you get it once you cross the boarding illegal binge becoming illegal alien with those individuals.

The way I look at it was, are those that are trying to get in legally but those that are not illegally once you're in your hearing.

You're not legal purity reliably yet. I just love the way the key change of the terms because I want to have this warm fuzzy person feeling and they do not want you to think that there illegal in any way shape or form. Both were talking to Dr. Frederick And he's a pastor in the Memphis Tennessee area. He is a pastor who actually takes a stand on the word God preaches all the work of God's grace is his friendship will come back to talking about more issue states. America has a strong Christian heritage, most Americans don't know the truly important role in God and the Bible is very busy and indicated an founder of American foundation, Dr. Chris remaining days in our nation with crystalline bargaining journey discovering the hidden and rediscover much of America's Christian heritage up close and personal, and how it evolved over the government and the mental health new kind of Republic when they acknowledge the creator from its very inception the truth about the creation of the mounting father Christian principles governing America secure joint licensing is this show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's.and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you love or causes you care about the conservative Baptist network is a dynamic movement of Southern Baptist pastors and churches and Christians committed to standing for the sufficiency of God's word in the face of a culture of compromise. The passion and prayer of the conservative Baptist network is that God would help Southern Baptist staple for the gospel so that we might see revival in America and the Christ.

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So when you hear that is talking about a Supreme Court case in several things were determined, but basically what happened and I'm oversimplifying what happened at that time is the United States Supreme Court said that that women had a constitutional right under the United States Constitution to have an abortion and to murder babies to abortion… But I note you read the Constitution to all of never saying that even hinted at United States Constitution, but neither there was a leader you have any not the newly if it's yeah and NIF there is a liberal like the same animal. We don't want to be in telling us out what to do with our bodies. Yet they support that decision and I don't you know this daughter to happen, but the people that were on the Supreme Court that time. Every one of them was a bad they sure love the decision what was in their favor.

But today they all the site.

We don't want a man does what to do with her body, what happened focuses back in and that an electronic drug daughter Into controversial subject really just waiting on Dr. back in December there really since 1973.

There hasn't been a whole lot, for the United States Supreme Court, even on the issue of abortion. Abbott president from as we know got the opportunity so love him or hate him, I can tell you the Christian. I'm thankful that he he.

There were a group of us the EE a prayed regularly and we believe are hot. I know I can't because weather is there is a Christian and he certainly says things that I don't like all of that. I've been on many calls with the president you had a chance to pray with them in and he made a commitment to to us before when SAS group of Christian leaders before taking office that if he was elected that he would appoint Supreme Court justices from a list that we prepared and he kept his word and he did that any of the opportunity to nominate three justices United States Supreme Court in over 300 federal judges, all of whom serve for life. And so it's an important thing that he did and he kept his word and so back in December.

Case came before the court is called the Dobbs case is based on a piece of legislation that came out of the state of Mississippi. The basic I think Becky was after 15 is either 1215 nothing of shifting weeks is that there would be the no abortions once basically made a startling heart Harvey bill but basically saying after a universally accepted time of a heartbeat for that baby which is in there. I think they listed 15 weeks were really the heartbeat is detected as early as six weeks.

While the court or what's called oral argument in December and we've been waiting and we think that the opinion will be issued in June, but daughter Tappan, just a couple weeks ago you probably saw the news where somebody liberal within the course leaked the document. It was supposed to be a rough draft of the opinion and praise the Lord, the opinion says that they are going to stand Roe V Wade back to the states and I know that you rejoice with me that I mean it is not going out abortion completely but at least this will say that there is not a federal constitutional right to have an abortion is a great day for America.

Most definitely tell you what it II do little research and millimeter because this was something compelling that I did not know you know we we called it Roe versus Wade will world was was not even the person's name Jane Roe is the name of the proposal to the name of the individual involved the K-12 Jane Roe is a euphemism just like John Doe, and so they did not want to use the person's name, so they used Jane broke so I thought that was a bit of a bit of trivia in relation to it to and it laid the foundation for this travesty that has marred our nation since 1973, 62 million children have been aborted since 1973, 62 million of the voiceless unborn, their lives have been taken away and I'm just really proud of Tennessee there is a house built on HB 2779 actually does officially filed in February of the captioned beetle in it will substantially change Oakwood Roe versus Wade said that set out to do. It would ban abortions except prevent the death or substantial forcible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman. So we did have some special circumstances of built into the law, but this is the law. I think we called it a trigger law that once our Roe versus Wade is is abolished, then this law would be triggered into into use here in the state of Tennessee and I just think about this. I want to share a story with you if I could. Dr. Hughes of my daughter who was born it 26 at 26 weeks. She was 1 lb. 4 oz. ship sickle cell disease. She about pulmonary dysplasia.

She but she could only see out of out of one eye. They said that she would not be able to speak out when she was born.

They were giving her occupational therapy, teaching her how to use sign language in and trying to teach her how to talk and she would've been a prime candidate for abortion this young lady who they said would not be able to speak this young lady who they said it would be developmentally retarded.

All of her life. She graduated night in her high school class this lame young lady who would have been a prime candidate for abortion. She graduated from the University of Memphis, magna cum laude, the same individual who could've been a prime candidate for abortion. Now she is good teacher of our children's church in our church, and you can't tell me that there are other kids that were in that same situation that were aborted in their lives were snuffed out. The choice is not whether it could child or not.

When that zygote happens, the zygote is the meeting between the sperm and the it went that zygote happens to me that is life. You make a choice before the act is committed after the act is committed in a child's life is begun. It's not a choice. It's not like I am metal I am pro-life and I will forever be pro-life because I uploaded all our full testimony is that the young lady was that your you had a daughter with youth culture gate. I was the one that was with Nick gets her, how I wish know that we would put her on stage rather wow what a powerful powerful testimony yeah yeah there's another famous so there's probably a lot of about Tim TiVo, the famous football player same situation where his mother, the daughter told her to have an abortion and in did what a powerful testimony of your daughter.

Thank you and your wife so much for standing on the word of God and and not aborting that precious she is a beautiful and very intelligent young lady I talked to her, but I had no clue what it is your daughter first and great just about.I'm not directly together from all it is this a powerful right that is name and organization or individual is socially give us a call today at 704-984-2432 connect with the design on social in a world crowded with viewpoints voice condition after a seven. I believe this financial problem. Only one voice matters God's at the college at Mid-America and Mid-America seminary. We equip leaders to think from a biblical worldview online on our Memphis campus. Check out the College of Mid-America and Mid-America Baptist theological and be equipped to light the way.

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This will be released in the podcast later today. Afterwards, on your favorite radio station and hear the testimony of his beautiful daughter and how doctors try to get them done to abort his baby girl and she graduated magna cum laude from her school and high school nights in her class and she is such a smart, intelligent, brilliant young woman in God is using her in a mighty mighty way.

Praise the Lord for that were great testimonies are well you know this issue you were talking about will trigger law that you have in Tennessee. That's why Pastor is so important you know there are over 40 million Christians in this country people they claim to be Christians that are not registered to vote that are eligible to vote. This is why Christians need to get registered to vote and why they need to pay attention in this election cycle is so every two years. Every house member across the country. Both the statehouse in the U.S. House are up for reelection and there large portions of the Senate on a rotation depending on how longer-term is for your six years wherever it may be that every statehouse member in many states Senate members and I'm not talking right now about United States Congress has thousand talk about statehouse representative that lived around the corner from you that if the man or woman in the state Senate that they go to your church with her kids go to school with you there up for reelection this year. In November 2022. And Christians need to get registered to vote and vote because this is more important daughter And ever before to elect godly men and women to the statehouse in the state Senate because this row decision either.

Many important issues out there. The Supreme Court, it looks like it is almost positively got over to her Roby way in and that does not end of the abortion issue all that's gonna do is say is not a federal constitutional issue, but it's a state rights issue and it can ascend abortion back the state and so the state legislature like yours in Tennessee that have to vote on bills of their map to determine your what is a viable human being. When does life begin work for that unborn babies can abortions be held, if at all in your state here was your legislature in your state your statehouse state center. They can have the courage to say were not allowed abortion all were they going to say go at the heartbeat of six weeks or 12 or 15, at what point and under what circumstances are we gonna offer exemptions which I hope they won't. In the case arrived, rape, incest in the life of the mother at what point will this happen so those you that are listening. We need to elect godly men and women to the statehouse in the state Senate who will be great because this is going to be the new battleground cabins to be a huge issue coming up not just in November, but the next year to the state legislatures are then reinforced by both side you decide to go when is life in and when can it happen. We also need to let godly men and women to District Judge positions and in state Supreme Court so I know you're Christian your pastor or mini pastor skirt. This issue wanted to take this last segment, Dr. Tappan, knowing what's coming for us as Christians should Christians engage in the political process. Do you think it's important or should we continue to stay away from it and say their separation of church and state you would again you know people have misinterpreted the Constitution for so many years in relation to separation of church and state. When the pilgrims came to the Americas. It was because of religious freedom. One of the one of the reasons.

One of the big issues that we are who we are in America is because of our freedom to be able to choose the way that we want to worship our God. And when this position of running for state Senate cable 41 of my good friends representative Mark Whiting committee for a look man, got about running for office. And of course I retorted, like many Christians I fear no man. I don't want to be a part of that social work, you know, it's just a bunch of bad people making bad law and EPUB proposed several different questions, but the last one touch my heart. He said pastor godly people are not availing themselves to run for office. What are we left with ungodly people.

It was at that time that I think you know what God is showing me that I need to take a stand because of my faith because of my morality because of the belong to, because of who I am. It is time for Christians to cease being silent and now to be present and stand firm on the word of God and I will remember the young lady that was that her life was put in jeopardy a back in Colorado at the school shooting in one of the guys asked her are you a Christian and she boldly said yes and she was killed. She gave literally.

Her life of Jesus Christ and I should be able to put my reputation on the line.

I should be able to put my faith on the line if one person asked me why are you running I'm running first because I'm a Christian. I want to make sure that God's people are taking care of in the right way. I'm here to stand firm on the word of God is to make sure that the people are given an opportunity to share their faith and to stand firm on their feet without the threat of retribution is one of the things that I stand firm on in every Christian has a right and a responsibility to get involved in the political process because that's the way that we can win this country back to Christ.

A male all of what you said that they have responsibility and are not seeing it as such and pastors are not telling people but it is a responsibility we were created in the book of Genesis. The Bible tells us that we were created in God's image and God created everything and he gave man as a creature created in God's image is dominion over that and politics and government as part of this world and God did not intend for us to step aside and let evil reign in those areas and we we have done a terrible job is a Church of engaging the culture it in the arena public policy and politics, and we've got to take it back. We got to engage in a note. Another good friend of ours spoke of the culture getting is a is Chad Conley Chad Hadden Russ recalled face went in and Chad doing a tour right now with with angels Byron Nixon and Anda and David Barton wall builders in there this week. Like 15 different churches in like three days and what they do pastors. They encourage Christians to two to register people to vote.

Now your pastor think a predominately African-American church in an African American churches done a great job of being engaged over the years white church is not yet were not done it.

We can register people to vote every pastoral listing. I encourage you to have voter registration drives and not just one sample throughout the year. Maybe our pastor, would you go to a church and you believe this is important. Are you going to do is get out your local board of elections or supervisor elections, whatever they call it your state and tell them you have a voter registration drive. You can register voters online or take paper copies of applications and have a table in the vestibule of the foyer of your church and pastors get a spine. Pastors tell you maybe preach a sermon on the responsibilities is Dr. Tappan just said that we have responsibility to be engaged in the civic process in our community and one way to do that is to be registered to vote a mean not just the state after state Senate races that I talked about just a minute ago but our school board across the country. Phil is being pornography just terrible things that are Tappan are being paid for with taxpayer dollars in public schools across country today and there churches up to three churches in your community turned out voters to control every member when I say controlling your let godly men and women for every position on the school board County commission, city Council mirrors those are local positions and churches to make a huge difference but the first step is to register to vote.

It is not illegal to register, but and also Dr. Tabitha, there's no such thing. Separation of church and state, pastors, shame on you if you believe that lack get a copy. The Constitution Google it didn't take 30 minutes after I know you read I read it. There's never a mention anywhere of separation of church and state of the Constitution that comes from a little while because it was a letter sent from a group with Dan Barry Baptist to Thomas Jefferson years ago asking him about the situation.

It wasn't keeping the church out of the state. It was trying to keep the state from controlling what happened from the church. In return, I think that yeah it was just the opposite of what is being propagated echoes were too lazy to read the Constitution and have apathy and ignorant about the situation.

We believe that lima churches have gone silent. Another big thing that churches, fears about you all. All those my 501(c)(3) status. That is a lie from the pit of hell. One who cares about stupid stand on the word of God not worry about some stupid 501(c)(3) status church even if you had a little more your diet.

You don't even really need. But even if you got it. There's never been one case from start start to preach faster and get excited 3D rendering case. Not one case in the history of the United States were church is lost their 501(c)(3) status for having candidates in their church for having voter registration drive is never happened. The only thing that the federal tax code prevent you from doing his thing. You cannot.

You can't tell somebody they can't be a member of your church because they support a certain candidate answered you even it you might not have the guts to do it. Some pastors do our praise God for them, but pastor listening to you know that even stand in the pulpit and say that I Chris you give me your I would endorse it both with red Tappan for state Senate identity because because he's a man of God a thing of the Lord God, you know that you can legally say that the pulpit you can't. Again, you might be silenced. You might not take a stand. I know you I was in your area meant Memphis originally got a gap there pastors of mega-churches. I mean, what the biggest church in the country that don't have a spine support godly men and women even from their own church that are running for public office, and shame. A pastor who won't take a stand in and be bold in saying that we need to elect godly men and women to public office, and I have just about eaten up your topic to letter. I'm fired up as you could do not know but that's something to be fired up about. We have a food drive or a weekly fee. The community once a month in our Connecticut where were in the desert and show where where setting up the opportunity will table out there Wheelabrator table. We also have a table to sign people up about women voters registration guide once a month and as a people coming and those who don't have not registered. We register them right there on the spot that is so important so y'all (at a time, but I encourage you pastors and church members to get register to vote and how to get educated with a lot of ways you can go to citizens for America foundation, will sure help you or check out our friend. I voter putting your ZIP Code. They'll tell you who's running for office in your area where you can vote and where the candidates stand on issues. Dr. Tappan, thank you for being with us today. We sure appreciate you and what you stand for, argues I'm honored anytime you need me.

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