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Friday, May 22, 2020
 
 
Sam Rodriguez: We Need to Punish Anti-God Governors at the Polls

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez (YouTube/PBS)
As governors continue to deem churches "nonessential," President Trump just announced the opposite. In a press conference, he said he considers churches to be "essential" even during the pandemic and urged governors to allow churches to reopen this weekend. He even went so far as to say that if governors don't let churches reopen, he would override them.

This is encouraging news in light of the many states that have forced churches to close their doors and stripped Christians of their constitutional rights. To those states, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez says enough is enough. Rodriguez—president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—says he is tired of the church sitting back passively while the government takes more and more of our freedoms.

On my podcast today, he tells me that what we're witnessing is a clear wake-up call.

"We just saw the first initial depiction of what socialism and communism actually looks like—unbridled government authority," he says. "When Big Brother, when government, is unhinged, uncensored, when government is over the people—we just experienced that. For a government official in America to tell me what I can and cannot buy at Home Depot ... it's outrageous."

Rodriguez says, ultimately, his main issue isn't with the secular, authoritarian worldview many of these governors espouse. Instead, it's with a passive church that won't stand up to the governmental bullies.

"My problem is with a lukewarm church," he says. "My problem is with a church that does not rise up with a prophetic voice and push back on this ... read more 

Sam Rodriguez: We Need to Punish Anti-God Governors at the Polls
Sam Rodriguez: We Need to Punish Anti-God Governors at the Polls

16 Minutes - May 22nd 2020

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, says he is tired of the church sitting back passively while the government takes more and more of our freedoms. Listen to this interview with Pastor Rodriguez to find out why what we are witnessing with the stay-at-home orders is a clear wake up call to the Church.

 
 
 
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