For Immediate Release December 6, 2016
Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102
Five Reasons Americans Voted for Change
As President-Elect Trump Continues with Strong Cabinet Picks, a Few Motivating Factors Allowed Voters to Choose as They Did
PHILADELPHIA—President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced yesterday that Dr. Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, with Trump calling him “passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” CNN reported.
As Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence continue to build their administration in preparation for the inauguration next month, the American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net) says that the liberal media, the political Establishment class and the Left in general are still scratching their heads about the election results last month.
“Several reasons contributed to the tearing down of the ‘blue wall,’ the rejection of the philosophy of globalism and the obliteration of the elite Establishment,” said APN President Sam Rohrer, who wrote an op-ed for LifeZette yesterday on this subject. “There were certainly a few motivating factors that allowed folks in the quiet of the voting booth to so consistently choose as they did.”
As Rohrer outlined, these factors included:
- Natural law hasn’t changed.
Most people of faith have an external set of principles for making judgments when it comes to matters of truth and morality.
- The God-given rights and dignity of humans has not changed.
We have collectively hit our tipping point in tolerance of those who we see as wanting to tear down the nation our grandparents and parents fought and died for so that we may live free.
- Basic man hasn’t changed.
The basic nature of man has not changed over the thousands of years of recorded history. And we understand the importance of recognizing the unchanging rights and the God-given freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.
- America’s strength comes from law and order.
The Nazis, the Red Russians, Chinese, Koreans and others launched their creation of godless, humanistic, brutal and freedom-less societies by trashing the social order, taking over medical care, and then seizing large parts of national economies.
- We were lied to, we were threatened, and we were bullied.
Since the end of World War II, there have been political “leaders” who looked at citizens as animals produced by evolution and placed on the earth to be used, abused and destroyed by them in a quest for power, when God placed them on this earth to make it into a better place for all of God’s creation.
“America is our nation,” Rohrer said. “It was blessed by God and created by our collective work, sweat and blood. It’s not owned by the elites or the globalists or the people who flood across our borders to plunder, pillage and loot. Because of God’s abundant blessings on our nation, our people have always been generous to the whole world, even sometimes to our own detriment. Yes, all our people are flawed. A depraved nature and sin does that. But God’s plan of redemption is what can transform lives through repentance, forgiveness and salvation.
“We saw at the top of one ticket a person who admitted failures but also pledged to uphold the founders’ wishes,” Rohrer continued. “We saw on the other ticket a selfish, pathological liar who wanted power more than anything and to obey her own direction rather than submitting to what God and the founders said we should do. And we chose what we thought would be the party to lead us back to the foundations and into the future. It was a leap of faith and a step toward principles that have always brought out the best in Americans—humility, repentance, truth, compassion, hard work and personal faith. And we voted.”
APN recently launched the new “We Will Stand” initiative to help mobilize and encourage pastors to preach biblical truth about all issues, as well as unite pastors in their calling to stand boldly for truth. Pastors who sign the “We Will Stand—Preach, Pray, Encourage, Engage” pledge will commit to preach passionately, pray fervently, encourage their congregations and engage as a minister together with civic leaders.
The American Pastors Network is the first and largest national network of Bible-believing pastors committed to teaching and applying biblical principles as the moral compass and source of truth for all matters of life. APN’s mission, which will be carried out through the “We Will Stand” initiative, includes: to identify, encourage, equip, educate and network pastors and church members to “Stand in the Gap for Truth”; to be a voice for truth and an advocate for pastors in the public square by providing Bible-based and constitutionally consistent analysis and recommendations on matters of public policy; and to strengthen the biblical relationship between pastors and elected officials, through various private and public meetings for prayer, study and policy discussion.
The American Pastors Network brings listeners the daily one-hour radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today,” which airs on 425 stations nationwide, as well as “Stand in the Gap Minute” and “Stand in the Gap Weekend.” For more information on the entire lineup of APN radio programming, visit www.StandintheGapRadio.com.
APN encourages pastors to visit www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net to commit to the pledge online, as well as sign up to receive email updates on “We Will Stand” and other news. Online, pastors and engaged believers can also learn about events, initiatives and opportunities to become involved, and receive valuable information and links to resources designed to help pastors and church leaders in their ministries.
APN offers pastors numerous online resources that help clergy choose sermon topics and find information for other church ministries. With some free and some paid resources, topics include abortion, apologetics, creation, the cultural crisis, economics, education, the environment, history, homosexuality, Islam and marriage, along with many others.
The American Pastors Network is the largest, national network of pastors who believe in the authority of scripture; who boldly preach the whole counsel of God with a disciplined application of a biblical worldview to public policy; who are building a permanent infrastructure of biblically faithful pastors and lay leaders; and who are mobilizing congregations to participate in the political process on a non-partisan basis. For information on APN, visit www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. Those interested in forming a chapter in their state may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Pastors Network is a Ministry Program Affiliate of Capstone Legacy Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian Public Community Foundation registered nationwide). APN’s daily short radio feature, “Stand in the Gap Minute,” airs on approximately 290 stations, “Stand in the Gap Weekend” airs on nearly 180 stations and the live one-hour show, “Stand in the Gap Today,” airs on about 425 stations nationwide.
To interview a representative from the American Pastors Network, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.