Stand in the Gap Today 10/24/16

On the campaign trail in Gettysburg, PA, Trump announced his “Contract with the American Voter” — a list of 28 actions he promises to take in his first 100 days as president. Will this resonate with the American people? Host: Dave Kistler



The Media’s Election Deception

Have you believed the media’s “election deception”?  This week’s program features George Barna, founder of American Culture and Faith institute, sharing information on the latest polls of Spiritually Active, Governance Engaged Conservative (SAGE Cons)  and their thoughts on Trump after the media recently released videos from 11 years ago.

Stand in the Gap Today 10/21/16

Did you know that Donald Trump has a “Spiritual Advisory Council”? Today our guest, who happens to be on the council, joins us to share just what’s happening behind-the-scenes in Trump’s spiritual life. You’ll be surprised and encouraged! Host: Dave Kistler

Stand in the Gap Today 10/20/16

Attorney David New joins the program to discuss Wednesday’s final Presidential debate. Are the polls accurate and what will be the response of the American people? Host: Gary Dull

Stand in the Gap Today 10/19/16

How will the November election affect Israel and the Middle East?  Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, Host of Prophecy Today, joins the program as guest to give an update and analysis from a prophetical perspective.  Host: Sam Rohrer

Anything But Inconsequential

Sometime between Saturday evening and early Sunday morning, the GOP headquarters in Orange County, NC was horrifically bombed by some type of incendiary device. Thankfully, no one was in the building at the time, thus no injuries. However, the inside of the facility was horribly destroyed.

NC GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse has condemned the act in the strongest of terminology, stating that the correct response to this attack against our freedom of speech rights needs to be “more and aggressive speech.” His action step is well taken and needs to be aggressively implemented.

Just last week, Dr. Gary Dull, with whom I share a daily radio microphone, was told that his mere PRESENCE at a city school board meeting was overtly “religious.” Dr. Dull was at the meeting to join a prior graduating class in presenting a plaque with our national motto (“In God We Trust”) for display in the school board chamber. Excuse me, but a pastor’s PRESENCE is now going to be deemed as “religious.”

So, let me get this straight. A pastor can’t attend a sporting event without his PRESENCE being determined to be exclusively “religious” in nature. A pastor can’t eat at a restaurant without his PRESENCE their being labeled “religious.” Since the focus across the nation, currently, is on bathrooms and who can use which one, can a pastor not even visit the restroom without that now being deemed “religious?”

My point is simply this. Our religious liberty rights are NOW under aggressive, diabolical, and incessant attack. To think that the November 8 elections are not critically important to this one issue alone, is to think incorrectly. No, this most precious issue will be front and center on November 8.

If elected, Hillary Clinton (because of her past and current actions, as well as her former and present statements–some of which have been discovered via the most recent Wikileaks releases) will move to criminalize ANY statements critical of both the LGBT and Muslims communities. Hillary’s support of both is clear and unequivocal.

So, for whom you cast a ballot on November 8, or before if you vote early, is unquestionably important. Only one candidate has vowed to repeal the famed “Johnson Amendment” of the IRS tax code–a provision that has silenced far too many preachers for fear of losing tax exempt status. Only one candidate has spoken with great respect and affection for the evangelical Christian community. Only one candidate has around him an incredibly strong group of Christian conservative advisors (called his “Spiritual Advisory Team”). Only one candidate stands completely with America’s longtime friend and ally Israel. Only one candidate has the foresight to see the diabolical nature of the “refugee crisis” and desires to stop the flow into the country until thorough vetting can be done. Only one candidate is a nationalist, rather than a globalist. Only one candidate stands on a party platform that is the most Biblical EVER.

My friends, that candidate is NOT, never has been, and never will be Hillary Clinton! No, she is the complete antithesis of all the above.

So, as November 8 approaches, think and pray through your decision at the polling place. What you do will set in action that which will either advance, or end, our “First Freedom”–religious liberty. So, inconsequential this election is NOT!

Dave Kistler
President, HOPE Ministries International/HOPE To The Hill
President, North Carolina Pastors Network (NCPN)
Co-host, Stand In The Gap Radio

Stand in the Gap Today 10/18/16

Could this possibly be the LAST real election? If so, why and how should freedom loving Americans and Christians respond? This program takes a serious look at the Clinton/Kaine platform. Host: Sam Rohrer

As Candidates Struggle with Integrity Issues, American Pastors Network Offers ‘Voter Integrity Checklist’ to Take to Polls

It’s no secret that both presidential candidates have struggled with their own deep integrity issues, especially over the past few weeks.

And while voters have no control over those matters of integrity, they do have control over their own.

American Pastors Network President Sam Rohrer has been using his own “Voter Integrity Checklist” for decades and is offering it to voters around the country in advance of one of the most important and historic elections in modern history. Rohrer used the list frequently as a legislator for nearly 20 years.

“Voting truly does have a lifetime of accountability,” Rohrer said. “The faithful cannot simply choose a name on a whim, listen to the headlines of a very biased media or go along with what the polls are dictating. Rather, voting must be a carefully considered, prayerful and serious decision. Our prayer is that every Christian will base their voting decisions on biblical principles and wisdom, rather than emotion, news reports or even social media.

“Perhaps more than anything else, this election is about two distinctive worldviews of the candidates—a compelling argument for those who may be inclined not to vote,” Rohrer added. “Rather than the individual, voters are choosing between two worldviews—one that will protect religious liberties, appoint those who will uphold Judeo-Christian values on the Supreme Court and protect life—and one that most certainly will not. Those who are voting should vote with their own worldviews in mind as well. To choose not to vote at all is indeed a choice for one of these two worldviews.”

Decades ago, Rohrer created his “Voting Integrity Checklist,” a series of questions he developed for himself to use during nearly 20 years in office. It helps not only to ensure votes of integrity, but to also permit voters to have confidence in how candidates may conduct themselves while in office. Ultimately, a number of Rohrer’s fellow legislators adopted this simple checklist, with the application to evaluate potential candidates on how they measure up to a carefully prioritized list of considerations.

According to Rohrer, questions to ask when progressing through the “Voter Integrity Checklist” include:

  1. Is it moral?
  2. Is it constitutional?
  3. Does it preserve individual freedom and responsibility (vs. strengthening government control)?
  4. Does it preserve and strengthen the traditional family?
  5. Is it in the best interest of the general public (vs. only special interests)?
  6. Is it necessary?
  7. Should it be done on the federal level?
  8. Is this an effective and efficient way to do it?
  9. Do we have the money to pay for it?

Rohrer also hosts the daily, live, one-hour “Stand in the Gap Today,” the news and commentary radio program that airs on about 425 stations nationwide daily at noon ET. Last week, Rohrer welcome social science researcher George Barna to the program. Barna’s most recent research from the American Culture & Faith Institute found that Donald Trump’s support from Evangelicals took a downward turn after the release of a taped conversation from 11 years ago; Barna expects that the effect is temporary based on previous incidences. Read more about the new study here. For more information on the entire lineup ofAPN radio programming, visit

Check out a recent interview between Perry Atkinson and Sam Rohrer about this election and Sam’s Voter Integrity Checklist on theDOVE TV HERE.



Tennessee Pastors Network Bringing Awareness to Church Investments That Support Pornography and Other Anti-Family Holdings

The Tennessee Pastors Network (TNPN, is working to bring awareness to a pressing issue within churches—that local churches, through their holdings and investments, are supporting anti-family companies and pornography.

As the presidential election has turned recently to matters of the treatment of women, TNPNPresident Dale Walker says that Christians must be aware that their churches may be investing in ungodly industries, businesses or other entities that would be displeasing to God.

Walker cites, which specifically calls out the Free Will Baptist denomination, a fellowship of evangelical churches based in Tennessee.

“In this election, we must also ask, ‘How does the church treat women?’” Walker said. “This church in particular sadly fails that test, and profits from pornography in its investments and its holdings. These dirty funds violate pastors’ sincerely held beliefs, yet their pensions are tied up in these ungodly investments. We are calling on Free Will Baptist leaders to rid themselves of all demeaning investments that profit from pornography in any manner immediately.

“How can we hold our politicians to a higher standard when our church leaders are financiers and shareholders in companies that demean women and willingly invest in and profit from pornography?” Walker continued. “This is diabolical and, sadly, proves that most church members simply trust that their church leaders are doing the right thing with their money. Pornography fuels human trafficking, and any denomination that profits from pornography should repent of its evil ways and turn away from them. Perhaps then, when the Church cleans up its coffers and practices what it preaches, God will heal our land. Until then, we cannot vote our way out of the mess are nation is in, and our only hope is to pray that God will have mercy upon our nation.”

Walker further stated this it is shocking and saddening that Free Will Baptist pastors are not being listened to by their leaders when they request that sinful stock holdings be removed from the pension plan.

“We are at critical point in this nation, and the church should lead in morality and be above reproach in their investments,” Walker concluded. “This proves that the love of money is the root of all evil, and it should disgust all Free Will Baptist church members.”

At, which reads, “The Free Will Baptist Retirement Board is investing in millions of dollars of anti-family, pro-porn connected companies that are major distributors of pornographic, violent and obscene content,” those concerned can learn more, sign a petition, and download and print sharable graphics and postcards.

TNPN is a state chapter of the American Pastors Network (APN,, the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square.