How did we get to where we are in our culture and our politics today? I have wondered this since Obama took office and started exacting his socialist agenda on our great country. There is plenty of blame to go around—complacency, greed, laziness, apathy. I submit that churches may not have caused the problems we have today, but certainly could have curtailed the advancement of tyranny. In my work (my book and The Dr. Gina Show), I have laid out the way that some cowardly pastors have tolerated their flocks’ apathy, greed, complacency and laziness, and that only the pastors have the ability to cause a revolution of the greater congregation to make real change.
Some pastors have been brave enough to rise up and do exactly that. This weekend is “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” in churches across the country. Pastors in pulpits across the country will not only endorse candidates from the pulpit, but will also send the tapes of the services directly to the IRS. Now that’s bold!
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Pastor Jim Garlow (disclaimer, my pastor) of Skyline Church of San Diego is leading the charge. While other pastors concern themselves with losing membership for saying something that might offend a potential tithing member, or risk their tax exempt status, some are getting in the face of those who would subvert our Constitutional rights and daring them to sue.
This matters for many reasons, but two of them are crystal clear. The first is that Christians vote in dismal numbers. According to Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America, Christian women vote in even lower numbers (around 30%). Is it any wonder that we are losing ground on issues of life, liberty, and faith?
The second, less obvious but still critical reason why pastors must confront this lie is because it discourages Christian candidates from running for office. I hear pastors complain that not enough Christians run, and even complain about it from the pulpit, but do very little to help once a member of their parish, or congregation has stuck their neck out there to run. When I have tried to recruit good leaders of strong moral character to run, they often say, “I can’t do that to my family.”
If those church-going candidates could run and know that they had not only a church, but an entire movement of churches supporting them, that would encourage more people who were accountable to churches, or synagogues to run. Think of the difference in the caliber of candidates representing us if they could count on the real support of the churches via the imploring of the pastors to act in campaigns that matter to the values of the churches!
This movement does not come without its typical Lame Stream Media mocking. But as Pastor Garlow understands, the truth of the Constitution, and American History is on our side. That makes the statists’ ridicule seem, well, ridiculous.
They start off friendly, but look what happens when they are hit with the legitimacy of the Constitutional arguments:
This Sunday, if you live near San Diego, CA, join me as I join with Pastor Garlow and others in this very important take back of our freedoms.
If you cannot be in San Diego (it IS beautiful here this time of year, actually, it’s beautiful here all year), check to see if your pastor is participating, and if he is not, challenge him to do so.
Join us again as we rally for our freedoms on October 20 all over America, and stand against tyranny of our most intimate freedom, that of our churches.
Tyranny never warns a country that it is coming. Those falling into the grip of tyranny never know until it is too late. Hitler’s Germany loved the free stuff he was giving away, on their way to the gas chamber. The churches were silent; afraid. As a result, millions died and Europe has lost its faith, and surrendered its freedom. With that comes poverty, every time. Our founders knew that, and that is why they included this special freedom from the state, for our churches.
Patriots, will you stand with me, and challenge your pastors to join with us this Sunday? Are you willing to part ways with your pastor if he is one of the gutless? Are you willing to answer to your children when they ask you why you didn’t rise up and defend their freedom when it is gone? There are still a couple of surviving victims of the Nazi Holocaust alive who might be able to prep you for that conversation, if you are too afraid to act now.