Take the Shot or Be Fired! How Should I Respond? Can You Help?

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For those of you who have called or written seeking advice on how to handle the current COVID Vaccine mandate pressures, here are a few thoughts-Sam Rohrer

  • We are entering a time of unprecedented (in the US) threats, coercion, mandates, and intimidation. These are days which will try men’s souls. 
  • These are days of decision for all. People will discover whether they are driven by anchored convictions or blown by the winds of emotion and  preference. Each person will choose for themselves and demonstrate whether they are ‘walkers’ or ‘talkers’, ‘confessors’ or ‘professors’.
  • These are times when one’s faith will be tested but also times when the miraculous provision of God will be seen
  • We are all here by God’s doing, His sovereign will and are assured of His power, strength and wisdom.
  • For those who are moved in their heart, mind and spirit to not compromise Truth, God’s commands, and conscience/convictions, understand that:
    • You are not alone. The Lord is with you. You are not Elijah in the cave. There are yet 7,000 who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
    • Do not compromise your convictions, deny your Lord, soil your witness for Christ, or disobey a Command of God.  
    • Stand on the Truth and be prepared to stand alone like Daniel but pray to stand together as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
    • Appeal to your authorities in wisdom and confidence understanding that where you are is by God’s doing. God works His greater will through human authorities. Understanding proper biblical ‘ordered/ranked submission’ is critical for God to bless.
    • Do not quit. If you are to lose your job, make them fire you. Make your employer put everything in writing and cite the authority/law/ by you are being terminated. (this May help in later lawsuits.) provide as much as you can provisions in the constitution, the law, the support your right as a citizen.
    • Remember, we are first and foremost in a spiritual conflict. The battle is occurring in heavenlies. The opposition we face was faced by Jesus. The earthly faces we see are not our enemies directly but the enemies of God Himself and specifically Jesus Christ before whom they will one day bow the knee. The battles may come, but the War is already won.
    • Remember, in the end, we are first and foremost Ambassadors of Jesus Christ, citizens of a Heavenly Kingdom, on a journey where this is not our home. Our King is soon returning and justice will be done. Until He return, we must be faithful to our Lord, obedient to His commands, be Looking for His soon Return. Our identity is defined by our relationship to Christ not the view of the world projected on us.
  • For those who are facing a loss of job, remember this. Do not quit until:
    • God opens a door.  (but even this may be a test, so exercise great wisdom.)
    • You face imminent compromise of your testimony, or face an order to violate a Biblical moral Law/command/principle.  (Joseph, Daniel, Shadrach etc…)
    • The job disappears. (the company closes down etc…)
    • The current door is closed. (the employer terminates/fires the person)
  • Remember: God as the highest of all Authority and the delegator of all authority works His broader will through our existing authorities. Identify the authorities in your life, consider the influence they have and operate within them. (Family/church/employer/government/ etc…)

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LifeSite News Publishes Article “Various Face Mask Studies Prove Their Ineffectiveness”

VARIOUS FACE MASK STUDIES PROVE THEIR INEFFECTIVENESS

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1.  Surgical mask / cloth face mask studies

Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States, July 2020

The US Centre for Disease Control performed a study which showed that 85 percent of those who contracted Covid-19 during July 2020 were mask wearers. Just 3.9 percent of the study participants never wore a mask.
Original: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6936a5-H.pdf
Erratum. correction: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6938a7.htm?s_cid=mm6938a7_w https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-cdc-study-covid-masks

2. Facial protection for healthcare workers during pandemics: a scoping review

This study used 5462 peer-reviewed articles and 41 grey literature records.

“Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to critical shortages of medical-grade PPE. Alternative forms of facial protection offer inferior protection. More robust evidence is required on different types of medical-grade facial protection. As research on COVID-19 advances, investigators should continue to examine the impact on alternatives of medical-grade facial protection”
So how is your cloth and surgical mask working again if EVEN medical grade alternatives are failing ?
Study Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32371574/

3.  Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses

“There is moderate certainty evidence that wearing a mask probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of laboratory-confirmed influenza compared to not wearing a mask”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33215698/

4.  Disposable surgical face masks for preventing surgical wound infection in clean surgery

“We included three trials, involving a total of 2106 participants. There was no statistically significant difference in infection rates between the masked and unmasked group in any of the trials”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27115326/

5.  Disposable surgical face masks: a systematic review

Two randomized controlled trials were included involving a total of 1453 patients. In a small trial there was a trend towards masks being associated with fewer infections, whereas in a large trial there was no difference in infection rates between the masked and unmasked group.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16295987/

6. Evaluating the efficacy of cloth facemasks in reducing particulate matter exposure

“Our results suggest that cloth masks are only marginally beneficial in protecting individuals from particles<2.5 μm”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27531371/

7.  Face seal leakage of half masks and surgical masks

“The filtration efficiency of the filter materials was good, over 95%, for particles above 5 micron in diameter but great variation existed for smaller particles.

Coronavirus is 0.125 microns. therefore these masks wouldn’t protect you from the virus”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/4014006/

8.  Comparison of the Filter Efficiency of Medical Nonwoven Fabrics against Three Different Microbe Aerosols

“The filter efficiencies against influenza virus particles were the lowest”

“We conclude that the filter efficiency test using the phi-X174 phage aerosol may overestimate the protective performance of nonwoven fabrics with filter structure compared to that against real pathogens such as the influenza virus”
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29910210/

9.  Aerosol penetration through surgical masks

“Although surgical mask media may be adequate to remove bacteria exhaled or expelled by health care workers, they may not be sufficient to remove the submicrometer-size aerosols containing pathogens ”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1524265/

10. Particle removal from air by face masks made from Sterilization Wraps: Effectiveness and Reusability

“We found that 60 GSM face mask had particle capture efficiency of 94% for total particles greater than 0.3 microns”

How big is the virus again? 0.125 microns.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33052962/

11. A New Method for Testing Filtration Efficiency of Mask Materials Under Sneeze-like Pressure

This study states that “alternatives” like silk and gauze etc could possibly be good options in the pandemic. It’s done on starch particles.

Does not state how big they are either, but they can still get through the material and my research points out that starch particles are “big”, much bigger than most viruses.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32503823/

12. Protecting staff against airborne viral particles: in vivo efficiency of laser masks

“The laser mask provided significantly less protection than the FFP2 respirator (P=0.02), and only marginally more protection than the surgical mask. The continued use of laser masks for respiratory protection is questionable. Taping masks to the face only provided a small improvement in protection”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16920222/

13. Quantitative Method for Comparative Assessment of Particle Removal Efficiency of Fabric Masks as Alternatives to Standard Surgical Masks for PPE

“Worn as designed, both commercial surgical masks and cloth masks had widely varying effectiveness (53 – 75 percent and 28 – 91 percent particle removal efficiency, respectively)”. Different brand, different results and only when they applied “nylon layers” did the “efficiency” improve. Synthetic fibres do not breathe, so this will inevitably effect your breathing.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32838296/

14. The efficacy of standard surgical face masks: an investigation using “tracer particles”

“Since the microspheres were not identified on the exterior of these face masks, they must have escaped around the mask edges and found their way into the wound”. Human albumin cells, aka aborted fetal tissue, is much larger than the virus and still escaped the mask.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7379387/

15. Testing the efficacy of homemade masks: would they protect in an influenza pandemic?

“Our findings suggest that a homemade mask should only be considered as a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected individuals” so why has the government suggested you make your own when they are not effective ?

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24229526/

16. Using half-facepiece respirators for H1N1

“Increasing the filtration level of a particle respirator does not increase the respirator’s ability to reduce a user’s exposure to contaminants”

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19927872/

17. Why Masks Don’t Work Against COVID-19

The site is full of studies proving masks dont work for coronavirus or the flu.

Article: https://www.citizensforfreespeech.org/why_masks_don_t_work_against_covid_19?fbclid=IwAR0Qviyvt6BObOg aMij03Cj0fgTcm_gm5jhXcMkO8GcH3Kur-bwib0o8rf8

18. Masks Don’t Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy

This is full of studies proving mask protection is negligible for coronavirus, flu etc.

Article: https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/masks-dont-work-covid-a-review-of-science-relevant-to-covide- 19-social-policy?fbclid=IwAR0Qviyvt6BObOgaMij03Cj0fgTcm_gm5jhXcMkO8GcH3Kur-bwib0o8rf8

19. Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: a systematic review

There is less data to support the use of face masks or respirators to prevent becoming infected.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20092668/

20. “Exercise with facemask; Are we handling a devil’s sword?” – A physiological hypothesis

No evidence to suggest that wearing a mask during exercise offers any benefit from the droplet transfer from the virus.

“Exercising with facemasks may reduce available Oxygen and increase air trapping preventing substantial carbon dioxide exchange. The hypercapnic hypoxia may potentially increase acidic environment, cardiac overload, anaerobic metabolism and renal overload, which may substantially aggravate the underlying pathology of established chronic diseases”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32590322/

21. Use of face masks by non-scrubbed operating room staff: a randomized controlled trial

Surgical site infection rates did not increase when non-scrubbed personnel did not wear face masks.
2010 Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20575920/

22. Surgical face masks in modern operating rooms – a costly and unnecessary ritual?

When the wearing of face masks by non-scrubbed staff working in an operating room with forced ventilation seems to be unnecessary.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1680906/

23. Masks: a ward investigation and review of the literature

Wearing multi layer operating room masks for every visit had no effect on nose and throat carriage rates.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2873176/

24. Aerosol penetration and leakage characteristics of masks used in the health care industry

The protection provided by surgical masks may be insufficient in environments containing potentially hazardous submicrometric-sized aerosols.

“Conclusion: We conclude that the protection provided by surgical masks may be insufficient in environments containing potentially hazardous sub micrometer-sized aerosols”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8239046/

25. Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections among health care workers and the public: PEER umbrella systematic review

Meta analysis review that says there is limited evidence to suggest that the use of masks may reduce the risk of spreading viral respiratory infections.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32675098/

26. Modeling of the Transmission of Coronaviruses, Measles Virus, Influenza Virus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Legionella pneumophila in Dental Clinics

Evidence to suggest that transmission probability is strongly driven by indoor air quality, followed by patient effectiveness and the least by respiratory protection via mask use.

So this could explain “second waves” and has nothing to do with hand shaking, or not wearing a mask.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32614681/

27. Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings-Personal Protective and Environmental Measures

The use of face masks, either by infected or non infected peresons, does not have a significant effect on influenza transmission.

SO MASKS DON’T PROTECT YOU FROM ME, AND VICE VERSA.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32027586/

28. Effectiveness of personal protective measures in reducing pandemic influenza transmission: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Meta analyses suggest that regular hand hygiene provided a significant protective effect over face masks and their insignificant protection.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28487207/

29. Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks against influenza: A systematic review and meta- analysis

Use of n95 respirators compared to surgical masks is not associated with a lower risk of laboratory confirmed influenza.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32167245/

30. Adolescents’ face mask usage and contact transmission in novel Coronavirus

Face mask surfaces can become contamination sources. People are storing them in their pockets, bags, putting them on tables, people are reusing them etc. This is why this study is relevant:

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32582579/

31. Visualizing the effectiveness of face masks in obstructing respiratory jets

Loosely folded face masks and “bandana style” face coverings provide minimum stopping capability for the smallest aerosolized droplets.

This applies to anyone who folds or shoves a mask into their pockets or bag. It also applies to cloth and homemade cloth masks:
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32624649/

32. Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial

Face mask use in healthcare workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of colds symptoms or getting colds.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216002/

33. A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

Penetration of cloth masks by influenza particles was almost 97 percent and medical masks 44 percent. so cloth masks are essentially useless, and “medical grade” masks don’t provide adequate protection.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25903751/

34. Simple respiratory protection–evaluation of the filtration performance of cloth masks and common fabric materials against 20-1000 nm size particles

Cloth masks and other fabric materials tested in the study had 40-90 percent instantaneous penetration levels against polydisperse NaCl aerosols.

“Results obtained in the study show that common fabric materials may provide marginal protection against nanoparticles, including those in the size ranges of virus-containing particles in exhaled breath”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20584862/

35. Respiratory performance offered by N95 respirators and surgical masks: human subject evaluation with NaCl aerosol representing bacterial and viral particle size range

“The study indicates that N95 filtering facepiece respirators may not achieve the expected protection level against bacteria and viruses”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18326870/

36. Do N95 respirators provide 95% protection level against airborne viruses, and how adequate are surgical masks?

The n95 filtering respirators may not provide expected protection level against small virons

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16490606/

37. Do Surgical Masks Stop the Coronavirus?

Study article: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/01/coronavirus-surgical-masks-china.html

38. Effectiveness of personal protective measures in reducing pandemic influenza transmission: A systematic review and meta-analysis

This study states that an N95, depending on the brand, can range from 0.1-0.3 microns. however, most people cannot buy an N95 with a micron smaller than 0.3 micron because they are expensive and not readily available on the public market.

“N95 respirators made by different companies were found to have different filtration efficiencies for the most penetrating particle size (0.1 to 0.3 micron)”

“Above the most penetrating particle size the filtration efficiency increases with size; it reaches approximately 99.5% or higher at about 0.75 micron”

“Meta-analyses suggest that regular hand hygiene provided a significant protective effect (OR=0.62; 95% CI 0.52-0.73; I2=0%), and facemask use provided a non-significant protective effect (OR=0.53; 95% CI 0.16-1.71; I2=48%) against 2009 pandemic influenza infection”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28487207/

39. Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks against influenza: A systematic review and meta- analysis

“The use of N95 respirators compared with surgical masks is not associated with a lower risk of laboratory- confirmed influenza. It suggests that N95 respirators should not be recommended for the general public or non-high-risk medical staff who are not in close contact with influenza patients or suspected patients”

N95 masks did show a positive effect for BACTERIA but not viruses.

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32167245/

40. Adolescents’ face mask usage and contact transmission in novel Coronavirus

This study used dye to show if masks were contaminated. “As a result, masks surface becomes a contamination source. In the contact experiment, ten adults were requested to put on and off a surgical mask while doing a word processing task. The extended contamination areas were recorded and identified by image analysis”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32582579/

41. Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial

“Of the 8 symptoms recorded daily, subjects in the mask group were significantly more likely to experience headache during the study period”

“Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216002/

42. Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers : A Randomized Controlled Trial

“The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50 percent in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33205991/

43. A cluster of randomized trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

“An analysis of mask use showed ILI (RR=6.64, 95 percent CI 1.45 to 28.65) and laboratory-confirmed virus (RR=1.72, 95 percent CI 1.01 to 2.94) were significantly higher in the cloth masks group compared with the medical masks group. Penetration of cloth masks by particles was almost 97 percent and medical masks 44 percent”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25903751/

44. Respiratory performance offered by N95 respirators and surgical masks: human subject evaluation with NaCl aerosol representing bacterial and viral particle size range

“The study indicates that N95 filtering facepiece respirators may not achieve the expected protection level against bacteria and viruses. An exhalation valve on the N95 respirator does not affect the respiratory protection”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18326870/

45. Performance of N95 respirators: filtration efficiency for airborne microbial and inert particles

Coronavirus is 0.125 micron, as you can read in this study, it states that most N95 masks can only filter particles as small as 0.75 microns. This is too big to trap this virus. that is a fact.

And even with an efficiency of 95 percent (depending on brand, so filtration may be lower) IF the virus can be trapped… it’s still missing 5 percent and maybe more based on an N95 that has 0.1 microns .

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9487666/

CORONAVIRUSES ARE 0.125 MICRON. SO THE BEST N95 ON THE MARKET WOULD DO NOTHING .

46. A Novel Coronavirus from Patients with Pneumonia in China, 2019

A chinese study that proves that an airborne coronavirus particle (0.125 micron) can pass directly through an n95 mask

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31978945/

47. Airborne coronavirus particle (<0.125 micron) will pass directly through a N95 face mask.

Study article: https://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/airborne-coronavirus-particle

SIZE OF THE CORONAVIRUS: Size can vary but all are smaller than 0.3 micron .

“Human coronaviruses measure between 0.1 and 0.2 microns, which is one to two times below the cutoff” This “cut off” is referring to the size an N95 mask can trap. Most of us, are not using MEDICAL or regular N95s.
 

FACE MASK SIDE EFFECTS AND HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

1. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery

Face mask side effects include lowered oxygen levels.

This study proved that surgeons that wore a mask in surgery for an hour + had significant reductions in blood oxygen saturation.

This is relevant because most of us are being made to wear face masks at work for the whole shift, long journeys on public transport, and when we are in a public places doing shopping etc. and this requires a degree of exertion that is not taken into account.

“Considering our findings, pulse rates of the surgeon’s increase and SpO2 decrease after the first hour.”

Decreasing oxygen and increasing carbon dioxide in the bloodstream stimulates a compensatory response in the respiratory centers of the brain. These changes in blood gases result in increases in both frequency and depth of breaths. This exposes another risk – if your mask traps some virus you are breathing more hence increasing viral load and exposure.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1130147308702355?via%3Dihub
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18500410/

2. Impact of structural features on dynamic breathing resistance of healthcare face mask

    Face mask side effects include impeded breathing.

Ask people if they have issues breathing in these masks. anecdotal or not, as everyone is different.

“The results showed that each evaluation index was significantly different (P < 0.05) among different test

masks”
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31280156/

3. Respiratory consequences of N95-type Mask usage in pregnant healthcare workers-a controlled clinical study

The benefits of using N95 mask to prevent serious emerging infectious diseases should be weighed against potential respiratory consequences associated with extended N95 respirator usage.

“Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26579222

“It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20 percent, which can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving aroundalone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, crash his car and sustain injuries. I am sure that we have several cases of elderly individuals or any person with poor lung function passing out, hitting their head. This, of course, can lead to death”

“CONCLUSIONS: Breathing through N95 mask materials have been shown to impede gaseous exchange and impose an additional workload on the metabolic system of pregnant healthcare workers,and this needs to be taken into consideration in guidelines for respirator use”

Yet we force pregnant women to use them…? What could this do to the fetus?

4. Headaches and the N95 face-mask amongst healthcare providers

Face mask side effects include headaches.

These headaches can force you to use added or unnecessary medications like painkillers that carry their own side effects. The theory as to why masks can trigger headaches is the RESTRICTION OF OXYGEN.

What are the long-term health effects on Health Care Workers with headaches arising from impeded breathing?

Here are several sources and studies that back up this claim:
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16441251/

Headaches Associated With Personal Protective Equipment – A Cross-Sectional Study Among Frontline Healthcare Workers During COVID-19
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32232837/

How to Avoid Migraine Triggers While Wearing Your Mask
https://www.withcove.com/learn/migraine-triggers-mask

5.    Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial

“Of the 8 symptoms recorded daily, subjects in the mask group were significantly more likely to experience headaches during the study period”

“Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds”

Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216002/

6.    Your Health Your Responsibility

This video shows that even reading a book with a mask on decreases blood oxygen levels to your brain. what implications does this have for developing children forced to wear masks at school etc?
https://youtu.be/ul5E5BUrII4

7.    Physiological impact of the N95 filtering facepiece respirator on healthcare workers

“CONCLUSIONS: In healthy healthcare workers, FFR did not impose any important physiological burden during 1 hour of use, at realistic clinical work rates, but the FFR dead-space carbon dioxide andoxygen levels were significantly above and below, respectively, the ambient workplace standards, and elevated P(CO2) is a possibility”

Remember in “healthy healthcare workers” even their carbon dioxide levels rose. Most of the wider public have at least one health problem. Even healthy people were shown to have elevated CO2 levelsabove the healthy guidelines.
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20420727/

8. The adverse skin reactions of health care workers using personal protective equipment for COVID-19

     Face mask side effects include adverse skin reactions

The adverse skin reactions of health care workers using personal protective equipment for COVID-19
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32541493/

9. Your Mask May Be Causing Candida Growth in Your Mouth

     Face mask side effects include yeast infections

https://www.everydayhealth.com/coronavirus/your-mask-may-be-causing-candida-growth-in-your-mouth/

10.  ‘Mask mouth’ is a seriously stinky side effect of wearing masks

Face mask side effects include dental issues.

   “We’re seeing inflammation in people’s gums that have been healthy forever, and cavities in people who have never had them    before,” says Dr. Rob Ramondi, a dentist and co-founder of One ManhattanDental. “About 50 percent of our patients are being impacted by this, [so] we decided to name it ‘mask mouth’ — after ‘meth mouth.’ ”

“While mask mouth isn’t quite as obvious, if left untreated, the results could be equally harmful.

Gum disease — or periodontal disease — will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks,”

says Dr. Marc Sclafani, another co-founder of One Manhattan Dental”
https://nypost.com/2020/08/05/mask-mouth-is-a-seriously-stinky-side-effect-of-wearing-masks/

11. All That Mask-Wearing Could Be Giving You (Gasp!) Mouth Fungus—Here’s How to Deal With it

12.  ‘Maskne’ Is a Real Thing—Here’s How to Stop Face Mask Breakouts

Face mask side effects include acne

https://www.health.com/condition/skin-conditions/maskne-mask-acne-mechanica

13. Improper use of medical masks can cause infections Face mask side effects include mould and infections

Masks can cause bacterial and fungal infections around the mouth,and in the mouth and lungs EVEN if you wash the cloth mask. Mould colonies were found in masks in as little as one day.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/health/improper-use-of-medical-masks-can-cause-infections-/1766676

14. Mould Colonization in Your Sinuses Could Be Holding You Back From Making a Full Recovery <

Information on mould and how it can affect your health.
https://moldfreeliving.com/2019/01/26/could-mold-colonization-in-your-sinuses/

15.  An investigation into the efficiency of disposable face masks

What are the dangers of bacterial and fungal growths on a used and loaded mask?

This study tested all kinds of disposable masks and proved they cause you to breathe back in your own crap. Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7440756/

16. Can the Elastic of Surgical Face Masks Stimulate Ear Protrusion in Children?

     Disfiguration in children. Can masks stimulate ear protrusion in children?

This is due to masks that are too tightly fitted.

Tight masks can also cause tension headaches. Is this healthy for children long term?
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32556449/

17.  When You Wear A Face Mask Every Day, This Is What Happens To Your Lungs

Mask use can trigger allergies due to the mask collecting particles that stay on you for long periods of time.
https://www.thelist.com/214073/when-you-wear-a-face-mask-every-day-this-is-what-happens-to-your-lungs/

18.  The physiological impact of wearing an N95 mask during hemodialysis as a precaution against SARS in patients   with end-stage renal disease

    The physiological impact of wearing an N95 mask during hemodialysis as a precaution against SARS in patients with end-stage renal disease.

And yet, we make sick people wear them. Even people without breathing issues, have lowered oxygen rates.
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15340662/

19.  Other Face Mask Side Effects and Health Implications to Consider

There is a great potential for harm that may arise from public policies forcing mask use on the wider population.

The following unanswered questions arise unanswered:

  • Can masks shed fibers or micro plastics that we can breathe in?
  • Do these masks excrete chemical substances that are harmful when inhaled?
  • Can masks excrete chemicals or fumes when heated, either with bodyheat sunlight or other sources of heat?
  • Clothing dye can cause reactions, so how do we know that the manufacturing process of these masks do not pose a risk to us? Because, in reality, we do not buy our masks from medical companiesor facilities who operate in sterile environments.

20.  [Gaps in asepsis due to surgical caps, face masks, external surfaces of infusion bottles and sterile wrappers of disposable articles]

“It is obvious that the surfaces of the boxes of sterile packed disposable instruments and infusion bottles are not sterile. The disposable surgical masks and surgical caps used for sterile clothing are delivered by the producers not sterile, either.” AND THIS IS HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT.
Study article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6099666/

21.  Mask Production Video

This is a “factory” that produces alot of masks. Does this look a sterile environment to you? This is what the majority of us are getting when we purchase online or in stores that sell them in bulk. Do you wantthat on your face?
https://youtu.be/8gyO9TSlC0Q

22.  Allergies and the Immune System

Can pathogen-laden droplets interact with environmental dust and aerosols captured on the mask? Can this elicit a greater reaction to viruses? For example, if you have a dust allergy your mask is collecting this thus causing inflamation to the wearer and lowering his or her immune system.

“This can cause wheezing, itching, runny nose, watery or itchy eyes, and other symptoms” would that not

facilitate spread and infection rate of viruses?

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/allergies-and-the-immune-system

23. Virus interactions with bacteria: Partners in the infectious dance

     Bacteria and viruses can interact an increase infection suseptability:
https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1008234

24.  When viruses and bacteria unite!

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/when-viruses-and-bacteria-unite/

25. An empirical and theoretical investigation into the psychological effects of wearing a mask

     Face mask side effects include altered behaviour

Are there negative social consequences to a masked society? This study implies that, yes, masks do cause people to adopt altered behaviours based on mask use.
https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/43402/

26. Mask mandates may affect a child’s emotional, intellectual development

Face mask side effects stagnate a child’s natural intellectual development. It is well known that children find it hard to recognise faces up until a certain age. Mask use will further interfere with this. Is this healthy for a developing child?
https://www.wishtv.com/news/mask-mandates-may-affect-a-childs-emotional-intellectual-development/

27. Disabled People and Masks Contributing Toward Mental Health Issues

     Face mask side effects and mental health

    What about disabled people? Deaf /people hard of hearing rely on mouth reading. What are the implications for them? What about  people who suffer cognitive and behavioural disorders like autism? This could cause them HUGE distress. Not just from wearing a mask, but seeing others in masks (because let’s face it – IT’S NOT NORMAL BEHAVIOUR).

Can masks cause anxiety, or make other mental health disorders worse?

Since masks CAN impede breathing, this can cause fainting and other bodily reaction that would otherwise be avoided if masks were not used. Here is a search engine link to prove that it is very common:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=mask+anxiety&ia=web

28. Maine study looks into long-term psychological effects of wearing face masks coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic

This is a study on the psychological effects of masks.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/umaine-study-looks-into-long-term-psychological-effects-of- wearing-face-masks-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/ar-BB13EfiU

29. Masks: Have You Been Captured by This Psyop?

Are there negative psychological consequences to wearing a mask, as a fear-based behavioral modification? This can easily trigger fear as a mask is reminding you there’s a virus. The use of mask can also cause you to engage in risky behaviours due to a “false sense of security” because you feel protected.

https://kellybroganmd.com/masks-have-you-been-captured-by-this-psyop/

30. Masking the Truth – Face Masks, Empathy and Dis-inhibition

https://podtail.com/fi/podcast/conspiracy-theoryology/masking-the-truth-face-masks-empathy-and-dis-inhib/

31. Covid-19 face masks: A potential source of microplastic fibers in the environment

What are the environmental consequences of mask manufacturing and disposal?

Proof of increased littering due to increased mask use. a quick engine search will tell you, people are dumping them EVERYWHERE – into our rivers, into greenland areas etc. Plastics like nylon leach chemicals are going into our environment.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32563114/

32. Why Masks Don’t Work Against COVID-19

Can used and loaded masks become vectors of enhanced transmission for both the wearer and other people? (The evidence from studies suggest yes). Masks become useless after about 20 minutes due to the moisture in your breath. This moisture can become the droplets that viruses travel on. Can this not facilitate transmission?

Can masks become collectors and retainers of pathogens that otherwise, could be avoided when breathing without a mask? (The evidence suggests yes).

Can large droplets trapped via a mask become atomized or aerosolized into breathable components? Even down to the virion size. (The evidence suggests yes).

https://www.citizensforfreespeech.org/why_masks_don_t_work_against_covid_19

LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here. 

Radio and TV Series: Ten Principles for National Renewal – Listen and Read the Transcripts Here

Every Monday for the past 8 weeks, Stand in the Gap Today host, Hon. Sam Rohrer, has aired a special series on the Ten Principles for National Renewal. Below are the links to the radio and TV programs. You can also read and download each transcript by following the ‘radio’ link.

Stand in the Gap Today:

Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #1 – The Three Foundations of Integrity

Listen HERE.

Read and Download the transcript HERE.

Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #2 – The Nature and the Role of God

Listen HERE.

Read and Download the transcript HERE.

Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #3 – The Nature of Man

Listen HERE.

Read and Download the transcript HERE.

Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #4 – The Purpose for Government

Listen HERE.

Read and Download the transcript HERE.

Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #5 – The Purpose for Law

Listen HERE.

Read and Download the transcript HERE.

Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #6 – The Natural Tendency of Government

Listen HERE.

Read and Download the transcript HERE.

Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #7 – The Role of Justice in Government

Listen HERE.

Read and Download the transcript HERE.

Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #8 – The Need for Involved Citizens to Maintain a Republic

Listen HERE.

Stand in the Gap TV Episodes

Episode 1: Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #1 -The 3 Foundations of Integrity – Part 1

Watch the episode HERE.

Episode 2: Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #1 – The 3 Foundations of Integrity – Part 2

Watch the episode HERE.

Episode 3: Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #2 – The Nature and the Role of God – Part 1

Watch the episode HERE.

Episode 4: Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #2 – The Nature and the Role of God – Part 2

Watch the episode HERE.

Episode 5: Ten Principles for National Renewal: Principle #3 – The Nature of Man Part – 1

Watch the episode HERE.

APN Welcomes Dr. Jamie Mitchell as Director of Church Culture and Pastoral Engagement

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

Dr. Jamie Mitchell has recently accepted a position with the American Pastors Network as the Director of Church Culture and Pastoral Engagement. His expertise and experience not only as a Pastor, but as the founder and director of his NEW ministry E:18 Solutions, ideally equip him to come alongside the Pastors in our network and carry out the mission of APN by identifying, encouraging and educating Pastors to Stand in the Gap for Truth

Dr. Jamie Mitchell graduated in 1984 from Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University) with a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Christian Education. In 1991, he finished Moody Graduate School’s Master of Arts in Ministry program, including a thesis entitled, “Developing Creativity in Church Leaders.” His educational pursuits were completed in 1993, when he completed the Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Seminary.  He was ordained in the Gospel ministry in 1986 at North Chester Baptist Church (PA).

Since 1984, he has served in many ministry roles, such as college administrator, development director, Minister of Education, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor. He served as a pastor for 32 years in the roles of youth, associate, senior pastor, church planter and coach of pastors. He has taught pastoral ministries in a Bible College and was a faculty member with Walk thru the Bible Ministries. He has a unique understanding of what makes churches work and has experience in various church cultures, geographical locations, philosophical flavors and denominational structures. He can quickly assess organizational situations and develop a practical plan to resolve hindrances and jump start for immediate fruitfulness. And when personally lacking solutions, he has a developed network of ministry experts along with a keen understanding of others’ expertise, to find a timely answer for every unique circumstance. 

It’s with great anticipation that we seek to see how God will fulfill His purposes for our ministry through the valuable and much needed gifts Pastor Jamie has to offer.  

Please pray for us as we begin the process of integration and stay tuned to hear more from Pastor Jamie personally.

To listen to a Stand in the Gap Today interview with Dr. Jamie Mitchell on the topic of “The Exiting Pastor Pandemic”, please click HERE

The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK): A Report on the U.S. VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) of the COVID-19 mRNA Biologicals

To read an updated analysis on the VAERS system regarding COVID adverse events written by Jessica Rose and published by the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, please click HERE.

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COVID-19 (SARS C0-V2) Prevention and Treatment Protocols as Mentioned on Stand in the Gap Today

Prevention and Treatment Protocols


Prevention supplements ( under 15 years old cut the doses in half).

  • Vitamin D3 5000 IU daily.
  • Vitamin C 1000 mg. daily.
  • Zinc 50 mg. daily.
  • Quercetin 500 mg. daily.
  • Melatonin 3-6 mg. at night.
    Treatment options for patients with symptomatic illness – under 15 half dose.
  • Rest, good hydration with oral fluids (water, Body Armour, Bai, or Vitamin water),
    acetaminophen as needed.
  • Vitamin C 1000 mg. twice daily until symptom free.
  • Vitamin D3 5000 IU twice daily until symptom free.
  • Quercetin 500 mg. twice daily until symptom free.
  • Zinc 50 mg. twice daily.
  • Aspirin 325 mg. daily for 14- 21 days.
  • N-acetyl cysteine 600 mg. or L-glutathione 500 mg. twice daily until symptom free.
  • Melatonin 10 mg. at night.
    Additional prescription options for higher risk patients age > 60, any co-morbidities or serious
    symptoms.
  • Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) 200 mg. twice daily for 5-10 days. .
  • Ivermectin 6 to 12 mg. twice a day for 1 day and repeat in 2 days 1 or 2 times.
  • Fluoxamine 50 mg. twice a day for 7-10 days.
  • Dexamethasone 6 mg. once daily or in a split dose for 5-10 days.
  • Budesonide 3 mg. cap. 1-2 twice daily for 5-10 days.
  • Azithromycin 250 mg. twice daily for 5 days or doxycycline 100 mg. twice daily for 5–7
    days.
    Additional prescription options custom tailored for more severe symptoms or lung conditions.
  • Albuterol inhaler at 2 puffs every 4-6 hours as needed.
  • Symbicort inhaler (bronchodilator with budesonide) at 2 puffs twice a day.
  • Albuterol 2.5 mg/ 3 ml solution via nebulizer every 4-6 hours.
  • Budesonide 1 mg/2 cc solution via nebulizer twice daily for 7-10 days.
  • Blood thinners ( Eliquis or Xarelto).
  • Home oxygen usually via O2 concentrator.
  • Home IV fluids.
    After exposure in close quarters, and then prophylactic treatment.
  • Ivermectin 6 mg. once daily on days 1 and 3 and then one dose every 2 weeks.
  • Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg. daily for 5 days and then one dose every week.
    Treating the adverse reactions from the shot is similar to treating the illness
  • Presented by:
    Dr. Gordon Donaldson, Osteopathic Physician – Morgantown Family Practice, Morgantown, PA. –
    Independent Front-Line Doctor committed to keeping the Hippocratic oath.
  • Updated 8/30/21
  • As offered and referred to on American Pastors Network and Stand in the Gap Today national Radio titled, “Q and A With my Family Doc”. To listen to this program, please click HERE. Host – Hon Sam Rohrer, Jan 2021.
  • To print a PDF file of this protocol, please click HERE.

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Would Jesus Get the Vaccine?

Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has encouraged Christians to take the COVID-19 vaccine. He has even called the vaccine “a gift from God” and claims Jesus would have taken it. Are these statements true?

Additionally, National Association of Evangelicals President, Reverend Walter Kim, recently came out with an ad, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Service, saying “that the Christian perspective of ‘loving thy neighbor’ is an important reason to get vaccinated”.

A closer look at the current COVID-19 vaccines should cause us to ask tough questions about the current push our nation’s government and evangelical leaders like Graham are making to encourage Americans to receive a coronavirus “vaccination.” The following five questions must be considered by every believer prayerfully considering whether the COVID-19 vaccine is indeed a right and moral choice.

Question 1: Is it safe and effective?

Graham has tweeted, “I think that a lot of people are afraid of just something that’s new and I thank God for the vaccine.” His focus is on Christian believers who fear the vaccine. However, the better question is whether this rushed experimental injection is proven safe.

As to its safety, if this COVID-19 injection is proven safe, then believers could consider taking it. However, since the current “vaccines” received emergency approval bypassing the established and legal requirements and certified long-term studies vaccines generally require, they cannot be certified as safe. In addition, a burgeoning number of cases have revealed serious side effects, including thousands of deaths, in those who have taken the “vaccines.”

Further raising questions to safety, the COVID-19 “vaccines” include warnings for those who are nursing, pregnant, or may desire to become pregnant in the future. The details provided in Pfizer’s Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine specifically note, “Available data on Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.” Short term and long-term safety are reasons to consider not taking it and undercuts the assertion that they are a ‘gift from God’.

As to effectiveness, both Pfizer and Moderna have affirmed that there is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Legally, the research needed to make safety determinations regarding pregnancy risks has not yet been conducted. In contrast with Graham’s assertion, far more research must be conducted to declare the current vaccines safe or effective.

Question 2: Is it right and moral?

Graham stated in a recent Newsweek interview, “I want people to know that COVID-19 can kill you, but we have a vaccine out there that could possibly save your life. And if you wait, it could be too late,’ Graham said.” This fear-based approach also contradicts the evidence. Even among those who have contracted the coronavirus, far more than 99 percent have recovered. Yes, any loss of life is tragic. However, the death statistics reveal the rates are lower than many other contemporary illnesses.
Based on the facts, it would have been more reasonable for Graham and certain other religious leaders to have said, “I want people to know that COVID-19 might kill 1 in 100 people, but with known treatments like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine most of that 1% can be restored to health. So, an unproven, and unsafe ‘vaccine’ is not the right thing to take.

Some have also reported the number of COVD-19-related deaths may have been inflated or at least complicated due to other factors.

One further concern relates to the mention of using aborted fetal tissue in the creation of the current coronavirus vaccines. During a March 15 ABC News interview, Graham said, “I would be concerned with something that used fetal cells from a murdered child, but Moderna and Pfizer, we’ve been told from the scientists, the way they produce that vaccine these things [aborted fetal cells] were not used.”

Dr. David Prentice, vice president and research director at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, co-authored a report in 2020 that noted, “The use of cells from electively aborted fetuses for vaccine production makes these five COVID-19 vaccine programs unethical, because they exploit the innocent human beings who were aborted.”

The facts contradict the statements Graham and others continue to make in the media regarding the use of aborted fetal tissue. This information should make the choice unethical for those holding a pro-life view.

Question 3: Is it compassionate?

Graham also stated during an ABC News interview, “I think if there were vaccines available in the time of Christ, Jesus would have made reference to them and used them.”

Is Graham correct in suggesting Jesus would have used the COVID-19 vaccines? Though hypothetical, there is no biblical evidence to prove this claim. As far as the New Testament records, Jesus did not take a vaccine or even visit a doctor. As God in human form, he certainly didn’t require a vaccine, either! Jesus would far more likely encouraged people to pray, eat as well as possible, and work their God designed immune system perfectly created to respond to viruses of any type.

In a March 24 Facebook post, even Graham mentioned this important theological observation: “Did Jesus need a vaccine Himself? Of course not. He is God.”

Question 4: Are the vaccines like taking other medicines that can serve as part of God’s healing in answer to prayer?

Graham tweeted on May 18, “Jesus Christ used His power as the Son of God to bring healing to people’s bodies. We as Christians want to follow His example & use modern medicine to bring healing to people—a vaccine can help to prevent COVID 19.

During a March “TCT Today” television interview, Graham even referred to his father, the late Rev. Billy Graham, to support his view that Christians should take the COVID-19 vaccine.

He said, “My Father believed in modern medicine. If anytime there was a vaccine or something that would help protect you, he was an advocate for it. He took it. I believe that it’s consistent with scripture – that we protect our lives and do whatever we can to save life. So I don’t have any problem with telling a person to take an aspirin or telling a person to have a vaccine.” 

However, it is wrong to compare ‘modern medicine’ to a rushed injection. It is dishonest to compare taking an aspirin that works with a person’s body as compared to the COVID mRNA injection which permanently alters and disables a person’s God designed immune system.

Question 5: Should taking a COVID-19 vaccine be required?

During a CNN interview about the COVID-19 vaccine in May, Graham said, “I would encourage people to pray about it, think about it. I would never want to tell somebody that they have to have it.”

He added, “I think the government would make a big mistake to mandate this. It’s a personal choice.”

Even Graham agrees no person should be forced to take the current vaccines. Many states have already passed bans against the use of so-called “vaccine passports” to stop such actions.

In most situations, businesses and employers are not able to require you to tell them whether you have had a vaccination. The decision to do so is part of your health privacy. Even members of Congress are not required to report whether they have had a vaccination.

Despite what someone may tell you, a COVID-19 vaccination is not required. Some employers and schools are beginning to make the vaccination a requirement in recent weeks and are facing legal challenges as a result.

The question of whether to take the COVID-19 vaccine is not as simple as viewing it as an answer to prayer. Believers are called to both prayer and wise discernment regarding this potentially life altering choice, not simply following the encouragement of conflicted political figures or religious leaders who present a biblically inconsistent argument.

iVoterGuide Article: Five Ways to Spot Fake “Facts”

by iVoterGuide

As someone who seeks to be accurately informed, how can you protect yourself from believing and spreading false information? And how can you consistently spot the truth amidst an abundance of error?

At iVoterGuide, this is something we think about all the time. So I wanted to share with you five practical tools our team uses to spot fake “facts.” You can use these in evaluating the flood of information and misinformation flowing into your life every day:

  1. Recognize the difference between original sources vs. news or commentary. News reports, “fact checks”, editorials, and statements made by an individual are interpretations of an original source. For example, a certain law may be described as either “suppressing voting rights” or “protecting against voter fraud”. How are the words influencing your perspective?
  2. Check original sources, if possible. These are sources referenced by the news article, commentary, or individual. In the example above, reading the original source (the law itself) will tell you what the law actually accomplishes. And if you can’t conveniently get the original, just remember you are working off of someone’s interpretation.
  3. Check and compare multiple sources of information. Contrast an individual’s statement on social media to a news report on the same subject. Compare news sources with differing perspectives. Proverbs 18:17 says, “The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.”
  4. Ask probing questions, even from sources you personally trust. For example: 
  • What makes this person/source an authority on the subject/issue?
  • What are their sources? Are they quoting eyewitness accounts, original source documents, or simply another news agency?
  • Does the evidence justify their statements? (This is very important when the author makes assumptions about a person’s motives or character.)
  • Are they accountable to anyone for their accuracy? (For example, a news reporter must comply with the journalistic standards of their news agency, in contrast to an independent blogger. However, it’s worth asking if the news agency is itself a reliable watchdog these days.)
  • Am I being presented with the whole picture/video/story? Has anything been edited out? Is a quote being taken out of context?
  • When was this written? Is the information up to date? Is it still too early to confidently know the details?
  1. Be mindful of your emotions. Even if the story or statement confirms your beliefs, it deserves an accuracy check before sharing. In opinion pieces, fundraising emails, or social media posts, both the Left and the Right can succumb to exaggerating facts in order to spur action. In addition, our fast-paced culture breeds impulsive decisions. Intentionally avoiding a reaction based in anger or fear, however, can greatly protect your integrity.

With a personal commitment to integrity and accountability to truth, you can avoid spreading falsehood and, most rewarding, discover the truth. In our present culture, those who know and spread truth are like welcome beacons of light to other truth seekers—and lighthouses to keep unwary citizens from dangerous rocks of deception.

At iVoterGuide, our motto is, “Grounded in God, Rooted in Research.” God provides the basis for our commitment to careful, accurate research. In Exodus 23:1 He commands, “You shall not spread a false report.” As a provider of information on candidate positions, we understand that amplifying false reports can negatively impact an individual’s life and affect the laws governing our society. Therefore, our team is passionate about careful research and quality control for everything we publish in our guide.

We hope these tips are helpful as you personally seek to find, know, and share truth. Thank you for using iVoterGuide as one of your trusted resources and recommending us to your friends and family.

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Wake Up, Pastor! Wake Up, America! -a letter from APN President, Hon. Sam Rohrer

Dear Pastor, Parent, Employer, Educator, Elected Official, Citizen……

There’s no other way to say it than, ‘human life is under assault’! Ignore the starkness of that statement if you want but the Facts and the Truth do not change. The impacts of the COVID 19 panic policies embedded within strategic deception is not saving human life but destroying humanity. Today we’re witnessing legalized mass murder and globalist-initiated genocide. I have no more accurate way to say it.

“What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.”Simon Wiesenthal

“The more it (vaccination) is supported by public authorities, the more its dangers and disadvantages will be concealed or denied.”M. Beddow Bayly, British physician

“The duty of the survivor is to bear testimony to what happened . . . You have to warn people that these things can happen, that evil can be unleashed. Race hatred, violence, idolatries—they still flourish.”Elie Wiesel

“We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Buck v. Bell, 1927

My purpose now is not to present the compelling evidence of underlying governmental bribery, corruption, and conflict of interest. It’s not my immediate purpose to present indisputable proof that these panic policies have crushed the American economy or cavalierly discarded historical medical research standards and bioethics or trashed established diagnostic, therapeutic, and treatment protocols. It’s not my immediate purpose to prove how these calculated COVID Panic polices are being used as justification to gut our Constitutional Rights of worship, conscience, life, or liberty. My purpose is not even to prove here how the fundamental purpose of government has been subverted from its limited purpose of protecting the God-given rights of our people to making law out of thin air under the guise of ‘emergency’ and limiting worship, travel, employment, and rewriting history by attempting to steal the power from the people by turning it over into the hands of a tyrannical global elite.

My immediate purpose with God’s help is to present 2 considerations: and urge you to take action:

1) Reconsider the facts and the implications of remaining silent in the face of ‘mass murder’ and genocide:

* Consider the body of evidence objectively and in the light of Truth.

* Consider your duty to warn others of danger as an Ezekiel 33, “watchman on the wall” and the implications of having ‘blood on your hands’ if you remain silent.

* Consider the voices of thousands of medical experts around the world who compelled by conscience, Hippocratic oath and moral duty to God are screaming out warnings, but being silenced, shunned or worse.

* Consider the millions of people taking the Covid injection expecting promised health and restoration but instead incur a sentence of death and misery, disability, and suffering.

* Consider leading your people to repentance, humility before God and calling out for God’s mercy.

2) Objectively consider the following 6 evidences and personal testimonies supporting my concerns. While the following firsthand testimonies describe the extent of harm being inflicted by the injections are ‘unofficial’, they are truthful and unbiased because of their unsolicited nature, they are compelling both factually and statistically. When combined with official Government VAERS/CDC data, this type of on the ground ‘qualitative’ data now easily identifiable from across the nation, validates with great assurance the validity of the assertion that what is occurring is indeed ‘mass murder’ and ‘genocide’.

Evidence #1: Dr. Sherri Tenpenny testimonial – READ and WEEP.

Last week, my Christian friend, medical authority, researcher, speaker, author and teacher, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny sent me this following note:

Sam,
In a two week stretch my friend had this happen: * Her husband got his second Covid injection and was found dead 48 hours later in his front yard (he was around 65 years old)! * Her best friend’s brother got the injection and died same the day. (He was only 52 years old)! * Then her cousin, a nurse, (she wouldn’t get vaxxed or let her husband) saw her husband’s 4 good friends with whom he would run together, get the injection and three of the 4 died within three weeks!* Then her girlfriends, all around 28-30 years and pregnant, four got the injection and three miscarried!

(Sam, this is mass murder!)

Upon reading this note, I responded to Sherri with my following comments:

Sherri,

What makes me so angry as a former State Legislator and policy maker, is that instead of immediately suspending these unapproved and experimental injections, those in positions of authority with the lawful and moral duty to protect our God-given rights and lives are instead remaining silent and enabling the lawless Executive Branch bureaucrats to double down! Jab it in the arms of the young people. Jab it in the arms of our children. It fits the definition of genocide!

Evidence #2: Unsolicited testimonies personally I’ve received in the past 2 weeks from pastors in PA:

* From a Senior Pastor in SW PA: Today, a man in my church in generally good health died of AFIB within 24 hours of taking his 2nd Pfizer injection. (This pastor sent his email to 6 others in a chain of pastors.) Within in minutes, the following responses came back:

* A millennial pastor in southern NY replied: “Wow! Last week a middle-aged woman in our small church – in good health – took her 2nd injection and died with cardiac arrest within 24 hours.”

* Another Sr. Pastor from mid-state PA then responded. “A neighbor of my mine in our very small village, got COVID back in February. He was very sick but recovered back to health. About a 2 months ago, he was convinced to take the injections. Just a week ago after taking the 2nd shot, he got very sick and died.”

* Another person on this email chain from NC responded: “My Pastor took the injection. A short time after his first injection, he became extraordinarily sick with the symptoms of COVID and is in very serious condition in the hospital.” (I don’t know his status as of right now.)

Evidence #3: From a Radio Station Manager who carries our SIGT Radio program.

About 3 weeks ago, I shared my studied observations of projected harm and the escalating nature of the damage being created from the COVID injections. His first response was that of doubt. A day later, he called me and said: “Sam, I shared what you said with my small radio staff. I was shocked. In the extended family of just one of my broadcast staff, in the previous week, 2 middle age family members who took the COVID injections died. One with blood clotting issues and the other with, I believe, a heart-attack. According to my staff person, both were in good health. You were right! I’m now hearing of other such occurrences.”

Evidence #4: From my local Family Physician who has a large practice.

This physician has successfully treated over 150 patients with the hydroxychloroquine Covid treatment. The oldest patient was 91 years old. All fully recovered. No deaths or permanent harm from the virus with his patients. In the past 2 weeks, this physician has relayed to me the following:

* “Sam, one patient in his 50’s came into the office with great fatigue. He has been healthy. In the course of conducting blood work, we found his platelet count nearly depleted. He had taken the first injection a week before. I told him that this kind of symptom is showing up as one of the many adverse reactions. For treatment, I told him that he needed to go on the hydroxychloroquine treatment, and to NOT take the 2nd shot. If he took that 2nd shot, he would most likely quickly die. He is now slowly improving.”

* “Another patient came in for regular preventive care. His blood work showed extensively high inflammation indicators. With normally good levels, I determined that he had taken the first shot. I instructed him to NOT take the 2nd as the production of high inflammation levels leading to stroke, thrombosis/blood clots and heart attack are all increasing evidence of adverse reactions caused by the COVID injections.”

* “Other indications are showing up in a wide array of patient sicknesses – all linked to people taking the injections. Sam, we are entering a disaster time.”

Evidence #5: From a friend of mine who is involved in the FDA/Pharma vaccine approval process.

“If the occurrences of adverse effects from any of the COVID injections now being promoted had occurred any time before the Emergency Authorization provision to bypass testing standards, the entire project would have been shut down. As it is, I can tell you that there is NO WAY that any of these EUA ‘vaccine’ injections will ever be APPROVED without changing the law!” 

#6: The Chart below shows the official numbers voluntarily reported on the VAERS/CDC US Govt Website.

Please note the following about these numbers:

* These are voluntarily reported numbers and therefore represent approximately 1% of ACTUAL according to a Harvard study HERE paid for by the CDC. (Based on the VAERS numbers and the Harvard study, True deaths approach. 300,000! The total adverse events over 7M! Sound like mass murder and genocide?)

* These numbers are low. According to the CDC they are 3-4 weeks delayed in reporting and posting.

* These numbers show that average reported vaccine deaths for years are level. The spiked upward climb since the COVID injections is historic.

* Any other vaccine or drug would have been pulled from the market by now for safety reasons. Perhaps the reason it has not is because it is NOT a vaccine but an experimental gene therapy!

* “A typical new drug at about five deaths, and unexplained deaths, would get a black-box warning, and it would be seen on TV, saying it may cause death. At about 50 deaths it’s pulled off the market.”

* In 1976 during the Swine Flu pandemic the U.S. attempted to vaccinate 55 million Americans. At that point the shot caused about 500 cases of paralysis and 25 deaths. “The program was killed, at 25 deaths.” 

Stand in the Gap Today Transcript: H.R. 350 and Government Surveillance – Is the Trap Being Set?

This transcript was taken from a Stand in the Gap Today program originally aired on March 15, 2021. To listen to the program, please click HERE.

Sam Rohrer:                      Hello and welcome to this Monday edition of Stand in the Gap Today. I’m Sam Rohrer and I’m going to be joined today by pastor Gary Dull, and in just a moment by Mark Lerner, who is the co-founder of the Constitutional Alliance.

                                             Our focus for today surrounds a bill, a bill recently introduced in Congress, actually January 19th was the date, by a representative, Bradley Scott, who is a Democrat who hails from the state of Illinois. The bill at that point had 109 sponsors and they have some more now. But it was referred at that point to three committees, Judiciary, Homeland Security and Armed Services.

                                             But just a few days ago, on March the 5th, it was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Now the purpose of this program, Stand in the Gap Today, is not to specifically track legislation. Other groups do that. But we do however focus on matters of content within law and public policy and all matters of truth where it affects our God given or Constitutional freedoms, and it’s our duty we believe to impart the watchman on the walls to call out deception and lies and attacks in all forms that are against God, the authoritative scripture, and the Biblical world view.

                                             On this program we try to have no bias except a bias for the truth, and for that we do not apologize. As such I feel compelled to address the content of one piece of legislation, H.R…. House Resolution 350, because of it’s potential to negatively impact our freedom, our ability to preach the gospel, to evangelize, and to exercise our God given rights to worship God as we choose, for pastors to preach the whole counsel of God as it is written and as they are commanded, and for each of us to live our lives as law abiding and God fearing citizens.

                                             Taken together with the aggressive efforts of H.R. 5, the immoral inequality act as I refer to it, and multiple Biden executive orders we have to consider well that the net is being laid and we must do all we can as commanded in Proverbs 28:4 to contend or to resist… Another word for that is to strive against the wicked lest we become guilty before God, enabling or literally praising the wicked.

                                             Here’s the entire verse of Proverbs 28:4, and then we’ll get into this. The verse says, “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law,” that’s the truth of God’s word, “actually strive against him.”

                                             So our theme for today is this, H.R. 350 and government surveillance, why Americans must resist. Today we’re going to define the basis of this proposed law, which is surveillance and monitoring. We’ll define that. We’ll identify what’s in the bill, why it’s being promoted. In segment three we’ll address the key concerns about the bill, of which there are many, and during the final segment we’ll identify how you and I can best resist and oppose the elements of that bill. So all of that and more today right here on Stand in the Gap Today.

                                             With that I want to walk him into the program, right now our special guest, Mark Lerner. Mark, thanks for being with us today.

Mark Lerner:                     It’s my pleasure. I’m looking forward to the program.

Sam Rohrer:                      Mark, so are we. Let’s get right into it. We have a lot to cover, but you’re the co-founder of the Constitutional Alliance, and in that capacity your concerned about Constitutional issues, issues of rights as given to us by God assured by the Constitution.

                                             But you’re also perhaps one of the nation’s leading experts on biometrics and biometric based perhaps surveillance, but generally speaking government perspective surveillance, and you’re there in that space.

                                             Before we get into the concerns about H.R. 30, I want to go first and have you define and help lay the foundation here, so do this briefly. Please define government surveillance and briefly how it’s achieved, if you could do that, start there first.

Mark Lerner:                     I would define surveillance as either having direct or indirect access to all information, emphasis on all, regarding a person or group. The government collects that information directly by requiring biometrics or facial image, et cetera, but also indirectly by going to companies, whether it was Best Buy, Motel 6, travel agency, and paying those companies for information they collect about our activities.

                                             And then finally government uses data mining companies. Data mining companies have about 1,500 data points or more about each of us, magazines we subscribe to, where we travel to, et cetera. So all of that goes into defining surveillance.

Sam Rohrer:                      Dig down a little deeper on that. By the way, it’s a delight to have you back with us today. But in your opinion, and you’ve studied this greatly, we know that government surveillance of the enemy as a military intelligence is very, very necessary, but when the tools of surveillance are turned on or against the citizens of the United States of America that’s different.

                                             You sort of implied some of this in your answer to Brother Sam, but share with us a little bit more on how developed government surveillance is in targeting the law abiding citizens of the United States of America, and compare that in contrast to what we see in China if you would please.

Mark Lerner:                     Very simply, the government is interested in collecting all information, regardless of whether you are doing something illegal or not. They want to know everything about you. In my own personal discussions with former NSA whistleblower Bill [Benning 00:06:35], Bill went to great lengths to explain that none of us can avoid government surveillance.

                                             The difference though with China, in China the people know surveillance is taking place. There’s a great deal of transparency. With our government there’s little or no transparency, and the government has exempted itself from providing transparency by exempting itself from the Privacy Act of 1974.

Sam Rohrer:                      So, Mark, what you laid out there is very critical. Ladies and gentlemen, I hope that you heard that. Again, the theme today is this, H.R. 350, that’s a bill in Washington, we’re going to talk about it, deals with government surveillance and a whole lot more. But what Mark just said, the level of surveillance in the United States, the data points collected and all of that, is about as broad as it is in China.

                                             The difference there, the people in China know the government is surveilling them and to some degree how. Here in the United States we don’t know and it’s not transparent. Boy, that’s not a whole big difference, actually worse here in some respects, right? When we come back we’ll talk about this bill. We’ll get into what it is and why it was introduced. We’ll go there next. Stay with here on Stands in the Gap Today.

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Sam Rohrer:                      Welcome back to Stand in the Gap Today. I’m Sam Rohrer. I’m accompanied today by Dr. Gary Dull and our special guest, Mark Lerner. Mark is the co-founder of the Constitutional Alliance. They have a website at constitutionalalliance.org.

                                             Our theme today is this, our title that we’ve given it is H.R. 30… That stands for H.R. 350 and government surveillance, why Americans must resist. In the last segment we defined it, defined surveillance and the distinctions ultimately between the United States and surveillance on its citizens in China. Mark made the distinction that effectively they are the same except that what’s being done within our nation is not known to people and it is known in China. I’m summarizing that briefly, but we’ll build on it as we go through.

                                             But every bill or law that’s introduced in Congress or various states contain a few common elements. Now I’m sharing this because of my experience of being in office. Many of you out there listening are very astute and you can read bills, and it’s an art to read them and understand them, but here’s just a couple of things.

                                             There are some common elements that are in bills, so if you ever pull one up… In this one, if you go to the US.gov site and you bring up H.R. 350 you’ll look at the bill and you’ll see a certain thing. But here are a couple of common items.

                                             For instance it has the bill number. This is H.R…. House Resolution 350 in this case. There is a brief stated purpose or an overview statement that occurs at the beginning of the bill and then there’s a short title, generally section one it’s referred to. That becomes the official legal reference when referring to the bill.

                                             Then it proceeds into the writing of the bill, and it starts generally speaking with defining certain key words. Then it begins to lay out the why of the bill. There’s some intent generally factored in it, and then how it is a matter of law and how it’s to be enforced by the Executive Branch, because the Legislative Branch writes the laws, the Executive Branch enforces them.

                                             So a bill puts into a law something that is there and it tells effective the Executive Branch what they are to do to enforce it, and it gives them a certain amount of power.

                                             In this case, H.R. 350 says this. The short title is this. “This act may be cited as the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021,” Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021. Now the short preamble purpose statement that is there says this, “To authorize dedicated Domestic Terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” here’s the purpose, “to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the federal government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.”

                                             That is how it all fits together. Mark, let’s get right into this. In the first segment you defined, as I mentioned, surveillance generally. I want you now to describe how this bill defines surveillance and domestic terrorism, if it actually does, and how it perhaps changes the definition of those words or phrases as now currently used, or would be used if this bill were to pass.

Mark Lerner:                     Let’s start by saying the bill does not define domestic surveillance. It does address domestic terrorism by saying acts dangerous to human life, to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, and to affect government by mass destruction, assassinations, kidnapping, and these are acts that would take place primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

Gary Dull:                           Mark, for those of us who follow what goes on in our country, what goes on in Congress as it relates to legislation, we realize that many times legislation is introduced as a knee jerk reaction to some event that took place.

                                             One illustration I think of that that most of us are aware of would be the Patriot Act following the 9/11 event back 20 years ago for example. With that in mind, and in connection with this bill, H.R. 350, do you think that this particular bill has been introduce and is being promoted as a direct knee jerk reaction to what took place in Washington, DC on January the 6th of this year?

Mark Lerner:                     Yes, I do. There’s no doubt. As Sam had mentioned, this bill was introduced January 19th, the day before Biden took his oath of office. Now as far as a knee jerk reaction, we all believed with regard to 9/11 there was some kind of wall between the Central Intelligence Agency and federal law enforcement like the FBI, but in fact the 9/11 report simply said this. Simply put, there was no legal reason why the information could not have been shared, talking about the information the CIA had and giving that information to the FBI.

                                             So the Patriot Act actually was not needed to tear down this mythical wall that we were all told existed. This is the same thing today with this piece of legislation that supposedly is going to address domestic terrorism.

Sam Rohrer:                      Now I’m going to go further on this, because in the next segment I’m going to ask you to talk about some definitions that are not in this bill. But I got to ask you one thing. I am reading the bill here right now. It’s not long. This one is not long. But section two, under definitions, number two, I’m going to read it.

                                             It says this, “The term ‘domestic terrorism’ has the meaning given the term in section 2331 of title 18, United State Code.” So that’s already a little bit of a problem, because they don’t really define it here. But here’s the question I want to ask you. It says, “Except,” so the term domestic terrorism has the meaning given in that section, “Except that it does not include acts perpetrated by individuals associated with or inspired by,” and then it goes on and it says, “a foreign person or an organization designated as a foreign terrorist organization,” or in letter C, “a state sponsor of terrorism determined by the Secretary of State.”

                                             I look at this and it would seem to me that domestic terrorism they’re saying under this… Any act of terrorism that happens within the United States one would call domestic, but they’re saying under here that if any of those acts have any connection to a terrorist organization outside the country it’s not going to be included within that. It struck me as highly odd. Comment.

Mark Lerner:                     My comment is simply this. Law enforcement in general is looking for a way to have greater powers to surveil people in the United States, US citizens, even though there may be no probable cause to surveil those people, to collect information about those people.

                                             So if they can draw a nexus to foreign terrorism great, but with this it’s not necessary. This will just give more power to the federal government, but we’re not even going to know what the power is until the bill is passed, enacted, and we find out in the rules what powers government may have.

Sam Rohrer:                      Mark, that’s the point I want to emphasize for all who are listening right now. As Mark said, there is already information gathering and sharing that is in place. The Patriot Act which took place after 9/11 tore down some of the walls providing for privacy and combined certain things.

                                             Now here comes this bill, a knee jerk reaction ostensibly to what happened or did not happen on January 6th, and will be used as the justification to further expand government authority to surveil US citizens, and by specifically saying, as I just read from the act… By specifically not involving any act that is in any way associated to any outside terrorist related group in Iran, or Muslim Brotherhood, or anybody of that type.

                                             But by keeping all of those out it focuses this whole brand new focus on really the law abiding citizen, and by failing to actually define the terms, what Mark just said, makes it open that we’ll never know really what it’s going to be about until you get rule making and bureaucracy gets involved in defining these things after the bill may be passed.

                                             So hopefully you got the idea, but the framework of it is what we’re talking about, the framework to authorize government in multiple agencies to focus on law abiding citizens under the guise of domestic terrorism without defining it really is where the real problem is and that’s why we’re raising it as an issue today. Bad law, dangerous law any time it’s written like this.

                                             When we come back we’re going to go further into actually then talking about further concerns in its application of this law, should it be passed, and it is moving, so we need to be aware. Stay with us. We’ll be right back.

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Sam Rohrer:                      Welcome back to Stand in the Gap Today. I’m Sam Rohrer, and accompanied today by Dr. Gary Dull and our special guest, Mark Lerner, who is the co-founder of Constitutional Alliance, with a website at constitutionalalliance.org. Our theme is this, H.R. 350, that stands for House Resolution 350, and government surveillance, why Americans must resist.

                                             We’ve built the foundation on surveillance. We’ve defined it in segment one, did some other things relative to its application, comparing where we are in the United States to that of China in the last segment. We talked about some other aspects of the bill, the what aspects of it, as well as a little bit of the why, a bit of a knee jerk reaction, really too exaggerated, in my opinion, January 6th event in Washington, DC.

                                             In the next segment we’re going to talk about the concerns. But before I do that I want to share just very briefly a couple of notes that just came in. A lot of you listening to this program… If you’re listening to this program you’re hearing me now, you’re listening to Stand in the Gap Today. During that last break you heard another program that we do called our Stand in the Gap Minute program, which is on probably 400 or 500 stations I think now across the country just in a singular form.

                                             We have a weekend program that builds off of a selected program from the week and we re-package it slightly and we use it on a weekend, a program that we call Stand in the Gap Weekend.

                                             I got two just came in this morning, two letters. One came from Memphis, Tennessee. One person who says, “I listen to American Family Radio there,” and I’ll leave out some things, “but normally I listen.” She said, “I just happened to tune in on Sunday evening when it’s carried. I tuned in and I heard it on the radio. I heard the weekend broadcast.”

                                             She said, “I was so excited when I heard it,” and she happened to be listening to a program that we did with our special guest from Ireland when we were talking about the vaccines and so forth, and she was so impressed with that she’s asking for some more information. But that was from Tennessee.

                                             Then one that I just got as well, this is just a short one, but it’s very nice. It actually came from an individual in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She said, “We are so appreciative listening to your weekly program Saturday on WDAC,” which comes out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

                                             She said, “My husband listens to your programs regularly. It’s a major part of our weekend agenda. He listens on his iPad in his skid loader on the farm as he’s mixing feed for our dairy cows.” So it’s amazing, ladies and gentlemen. I don’t know where you are right now. You’re probably not on a skid loader, but we are so thankful to hear from people who are listening to the program and being blessed. I hope that we hear from you.

                                             Go to standsinthegapradio.com. Let us know that you are listening. Participate with us in prayer. Partner with us financially as these folks have done so that we can continue to speak the truth boldly and on more stations across this country.

                                             All right, now back into the legislation we talked about. The legislation or the making of law is both an art and a science. A political body making law possesses certain obligations to make no unnecessary law for instance. I’m talking about good law. Lots of bad laws are made.

                                             But the purpose of a law should be singular. It should be very clearly understood. Significant terms within the legislation are to be clearly defined, and that’s to be a part of the agreement upon which a person who casts their vote is clear. If they’re not clear they shouldn’t vote for it.

                                             The purpose for the bill should also be clear and honestly stated, not intended to deceive, but should be clearly transparent. All ambiguities, potentials for abuse or misapplication should be carefully considered and worked out. No bill should ever be passed where those kinds of things are not fully understood and worked out, and always no authority should ever be given to an Executive Branch for more enforcement than is absolutely necessary, and the bill should have some kind of what’s called a sunset or a termination date so that it can be revisited in case even in that process something happens in that bill that ends up being dangerous or illegitimate. Any bill that doesn’t meet this criteria should get a no vote from every person who’s in office.

                                             Mark, let’s get right into it here. I’ve spent a little bit extra time on this, but N.H.R. 350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021, what could a person do under this act that is not already a crime under existing law? Does that make sense? And what potential harm could this cause for God fearing, law abiding citizens?

                                             In other words, the laws are already in effect. Anybody who breaks the law, they’re already prosecuted. What does this one perhaps set up that could get an innocent person involved in doing something that they could be prosecuted for?

Mark Lerner:                     My answer is this. Number one, we already have the Insurrection Act. Essentially what that says is any attempt to overthrow the government or take action against the people who are governing it themself… Okay, so this seems to basically piggyback on the Insurrection Act.

                                             We also have hate crime bills or laws that address if a person is going after a specific group of people, whether they be black people, Hispanic people, or even white people, or abortion clinics. So we have laws that deal with opposing what government is doing and committing a “terrorist act”. We have laws against committing acts of violence against specific people or groups based on their religion, their race, et cetera.

                                             So it’s not really clear exactly what this law is intended or will do, but what we know for sure from 200 plus years of experience, it will give the federal government more power than what it already has. Otherwise there would be no reason for the law at all.

Gary Dull:                           All right Mark, you mentioned that this law, or this bill, H.R. 350 would give more power to the federal government than what it already has. Of course as we look down through history we can see that every one of these bills that are related to surveillance and other things have always strengthened and enlarged the federal government rather than reduced it, and certainly I think that should be a concern for every one of us.

                                             But specifically as you see it, as you’ve studied it, what additional powers are given under this act to government particularly as it relates to the surveillance of individuals that the government does not already have that would really cause harm to our society?

Mark Lerner:                     Reading the legislation, the only thing that any reasonable person can take away is if law enforcement felt an individual or group of people was considering committing an act of terrorism, which I again say could fall under the Insurrection Act or hate crime laws, this will allow the government to proactively follow that trail of supposed evidence that somebody was about to commit a crime.

                                             This is very dangerous, because now we’re getting into the whole idea of the thought police. Many people think about things. That doesn’t mean they’re actually going to follow through, and that’s where I’m very concerned this legislation is going.

Sam Rohrer:                      And Mark, I am too, because one of the things that I said, at the beginning of it it says, “require the federal government to take steps to prevent,” that’s the key word, ladies and gentlemen, “to prevent domestic terrorism.” How are they going to know to prevent other than lots of surveillance and lots of insinuation?

                                             Mark, they also have some key terms in here that are not defined. Pick out a couple of… In the last minute here, a couple of terms that are not defined which ought to be defined.

Mark Lerner:                     The one that really stands out is white supremacy and white supremacist. How do you define the white supremacist? If I want secure borders am I a white supremacist? If I believe we should have strong laws to protect our foreign trade and I want to reduce our trade deficit am I a white supremacist because I think we deal too freely with China or the nations of Africa?

                                             It’s not clear what a white supremacist is. That bothers me, and also the term mass destruction. When you look at the news and you see mass shootings they’re talking about two or more people, so in this legislation it doesn’t define mass destruction. Does that mean where more than one person is hurt all of a sudden it becomes an act of domestic extremism or domestic terrorism? We don’t know because there are no definitions for white supremacy or supremacist or mass destruction.

Sam Rohrer:                      Ladies and gentlemen, what I described earlier, bills that do not define the terms but use them repeatedly, are absolutely setups for activist attorneys, activist judges, and activist Justice Department and others to basically determine when and how they will pursue it, and this is why this becomes so important. When we come back, we’re going to talk about what we can do.

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Sam Rohrer:                      When we started this program I quoted the verse from Proverbs 28:4 about the necessity and I’m going to suggest the obligation of all who fear God to oppose… And literally strive is the word that’s used… To strive against those who are wicked, and that includes wicked policies or laws that are wicked and God defying.

                                             It’s the concept of Stand in the Gap… We say stand in the gap with us, all right? Stand in the gap is the word that is used, in a technical sense, it’s ‘interposition’… We talked about that a week ago, Gary and I did with pastor Matt Trewhella. That’s what it means. God himself said in Ezekiel 22:30 all right, who’s going to stand in the gap? Who’s going to oppose? Who’s going to stand there before me so I don’t have to judge the nation of Israel, he was talking about then? But he was looking for someone who would strive against those who would do wicked things and put into effect ungodly laws.

                                             So opposing evil in any form, it’s always a duty for every God fearing and Bible believing person. We don’t often look at things that way, but we should, because the Bible talks about it. So how we resist though, that does vary. How we contend can take various forms, and depending on the level of wicked actions and the specificity of the wicked commands that might be levied, discussion would be more perhaps how best and how most biblically we do it, but resist we must.

                                             Mark, in regard to this legislation I want you to identify a few steps our listeners can take. They’ve heard these things, and again there’s so many different bills that are in place, we know that. We don’t spend a lot of time on bills, because in most cases they never see the light of day.

                                             But H.R. 5, which is the Inequality Act, that has movement. It affects potentially every one of us who are listening to the program. H.R. 1, which is the bill that would actually take over all of the voting, and if you liked the fraud in the voting of the last election H.R. 1 cements it into place, but they have movement to them, and the same way with this one, H.R. 350.

                                             So you’re doing some things with your organization Mark. Perhaps maybe our listeners can actually join in with what you’re doing, or maybe perhaps do it separately, so lay it out there for us please.

Mark Lerner:                     Very simply what we’re doing is we’re honoring what Christ Jesus told the disciples in Matthew 28:20. He told them to observe all things to tell others, “To observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo I am with you always even to the end of age.”

                                             So the disciples were supposed to go out and tell all people, preach the gospel to the whole world, make disciples. We have to ask ourselves how are we going to do that with the growing surveillance state, especially ones where evangelical Christians now are being targeted.

                                             What the Constitutional Alliance has done has changed from the a 501c3 to a 501c4 so we can propose legislation and while being in support of it to protect the right of Christians to go out and preach the gospel to the whole world and make disciples without having to be worried about is this going to be considered hate speech? Is this incitement? No. We have a right to do that based on the First Amendment and we have a commandment, a commitment, a responsibility to do it based on Christ Jesus’ words to the disciples.

                                             So, we’re asking people go to the constitutionalalliance.org, constitutional alliance one word, become a subscriber. If you go to our website today you’ll see a button that says subscriber. Please go there. Go there today and subscribe. Help the Constitutional Alliance. We’re going to be in all 50 states working with state legislators, ministries, state roots, private citizens. Help us to help you.

Sam Rohrer:                      Okay Mark. I appreciate you saying that. Ladies and gentlemen, you may not be aware of this, but the American Pastors Network is a 501c3. Mark described a 501c4. A 501c4 can actively get involved in legislation and follow that and propose legislation of all types and so forth.

                                             A 501c3 like us more focuses on the subject and the content, the principles undergirding it. So that’s why I said at the beginning of the program we in this program focus on all things, all issues that would undercut truth, anything that would attack truth.

                                             That could be a heresy from the pulpit. That could be from propaganda coming in from China or from Russia or from our own government, or anything that would undercut our constitutionally guaranteed, built upon our God given rights. That’s what a 501c3 does. That’s why the pulpits… They’re separate even from that, but that’s why pulpits and the word of God tells the pulpit to preach to all aspects of life, because the word of God speaks to all area of life, and that’s what we talk about here.

                                             So that’s why you will see us go so far on this program and we don’t go too much further. We’re not activists because we’re not set up to do that, but you are. You individually are, so we would ask you to do more. Take information and act upon it, and as we say stand in the gap. Take information and literally stand in the gap.

                                             Say no to those laws, guidelines, or whatever comes down the pike that would tell us not to do what the word of God tells us to do, or to tell us to do something that the word of God does not tell us to do, or undercuts our constitutional guaranteed God given rights. That’s how it all fits together.

                                             Gary, we’re about up. I want to go to you to conclude the program, any final comments as a pastor in the pulpit and what we’re talking about, and then conclude, if you would, in prayer for this matter and for our people who are listening to the program today to take and use it.

Gary Dull:                           I think one of the things that we need to keep in mind, Sam and Mark and everybody listening, is that it’s important that we as Christian citizens particularly become aware of what’s going on. Sometimes we are totally oblivious to what is taking place in our government.

                                             Of course here at Stand in the Gap Today we try to keep you all informed, but research these things on your own. Get involved with understanding what’s going on in government. Then build a relationship with your United States Senator and Representative as well as those who are on the state level so that you can have a personal impact in their lives.

                                             When you see a bill such as H.R. 350 or whatever the case is that will not strengthen our country, but will rather weaken it in the long run, or is completely bad law, a bad bill, I would encourage you to write your Senator or your Congressman about that, because we, the people, are the government. They work for us in Washington. They don’t dictate to us. But we must stand up and speak out.

                                             Father, I thank you for the opportunity that we’ve had to put this program together today. I thank you for Mark Lerner and what goes on in the Constitutional Alliance ministry. I pray that you’ll continue to use them. I pray that you protect them in what they do in getting out truth and standing against error. Give the rest of us as Christian citizens of this nation the wisdom, the strength, the ability of the pulpit to stand for truth and stand against error. We thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Sam Rohrer:                      Amen. Amen. Thank you Gary. Thank you ladies and gentlemen for being with us today. Again in conclusion, go to Mark Lerner’s website, constitutionalalliance.org. Find more information. Participate as you can there. Go to our website, standinthegapradio.com. Participate with us. Come alongside of us as we help folks like Mark Lerner and others, all of us together needing to stand in the gap.

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