APN’s New TV Show Discusses How to Successfully Bridge America’s Racial Divide
Pew Research Defines Racism as ‘Big Problem,’ That Has Been Almost Entirely Among Democrats Making Already Wide Partisan Gap in Attitudes Even Larger
PHILADELPHIA—Over recent years, racial animosity seems to have intensified in America, reminding many of the civil rights unrest of the ’60s and ’70s. Social media has also played a huge part in the exacerbation of this divide. In fact, just in recent days, television shows have been cancelled or threatened to be cancelled over race and ethnicity.
America’s racial divide is front and center again, and the American Pastors Network’s (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net) new television program is focusing on this important topic for two episodes. Each week, “Stand in the Gap” TV considers transcending cultural issues, seemingly difficult to navigate, from a biblical worldview perspective.
The first episode of the “Racial Divide” series aired May 27 on WBPH (re-airing May 29 and 31) and the second episode aired June 4, rebroadcasting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7.
“This most recent program revolves around the thorny issue of racism and racial division in America,” said APN President and “Stand in the Gap” TV host Sam Rohrer. “We talk about why the media and so many political figures insist on trying to create division by fixating on racial differences and inequalities—whether real or perceived. Without question, many in our nation are paranoid or even obsessed with what is regularly referred to as racism. And to a large degree, most are afraid that someone at some point will label them as racist.
“In fact,” Rohrer continued, “a 2017 poll conducted by Pew Research highlights these facts and concerns. According to this study, since 2015, the increase in perceptions as racism as a ‘big problem,’ as Pew defined, has been almost entirely among Democrats making an already wide partisan gap in these attitudes even larger. Overall, 58 percent of Americans says racism is a ‘big problem’ in our society, while 29 percent say it is ‘somewhat’ of a problem. Two years ago, 50 percent of the public viewed racism as a ‘major problem’ for society, and in 2011, just 28 percent did so. The problem is real—we know it and statistics and research prove it. But should it be this way? And what is the definition of racism? What is the cause? How did we did get where we are, and can we get out of this morass of division and animosity? Up front, we can say, yes, there is a way out. And we address these answers on ‘Stand in the Gap’ TV.”
View Part I of “Successfully Bridging the Racial Divide” here.
View Part II of “Successfully Bridging the Racial Divide” here.
By delving in to these and other topics, “Stand in the Gap” TV seeks to bring clarity to cultural confusion and makes sense of the nonsense around us. The show focuses on the root problems of our nation and applies biblical principles so God’s people can know the truth.
Rohrer added that the goal of “Stand in the Gap” TV is not to be sensational or entertaining, but rather, the commitment is to the truth and integrity and to the healing that comes only through the love of Jesus Christ and obedience to the Word of God.
Rohrer is also the host of APN’s popular radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today,” which considers news from a biblical and constitutional perspective and is heard daily on 425 stations around the country. The show can also be heard live online from noon to 1 p.m. EST at American Pastors Network.com at the orange “Listen Live” button on the right-hand side of the webpage, or find a station here.
“Stand in the Gap” TV airs weekly on WBPH-TV60, a station in the Philadelphia market that reaches a potential of 7 million viewers by cable, DirecTV, Dish Network, off-air antenna and online. Programs air at 3 p.m. ET Sundays and will be rebroadcast Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Check the WBPH listings for more information on how to watch. Learn more about the program here or view a promo for the show here.
View the media page for APN here, which also details information about “Stand in the Gap.” For more information on APN, visit www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. To form a state chapter of APN, contact email@example.com.