Many saw the tyrannical shutdown of GraceLife Church in Canada with fences and 200 police officers simply because the church continued to gather throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns. Many Americans saw that as confirmation of how good we have it here in America. That would never happen here, they said. Not so fast... Tinhorn Flats Saloon is experiencing the same treatment from the city of Burbank, CA. Now is not the time to submit to an out of control government... it's time to rise up and ensure that America IS the land of the free and home of the brave.
For years, when other governments persecuted their own citizens for violating the rights that Americans believed are given to us by God, such as our freedom of speech, religion or to peaceably assembly, we would point out the contrast because our Constitutional Rights and their tyrannical oppression. It was an easy point to make: America is the greatest nation on the face of the planet because of the simply fact that we protect more freedom than any other country in the world.
The beauty of America is that what unites us is not race, culture or religion. The unifying factor of our great country is the value of the individual due to the belief that we are created in God’s image. Because of this belief in the intrinsic value of human life that is given to us by God, we hold high individual liberty. We’ve done so since the founding of America.
Unfortunately today, that has all gone out the window. Practically speaking, Americans no longer have Constitutional Rights. In theory we do, but in reality, they’ve been stripped away from us in the name of safety.
Social Media has taken away our right to free speech and freedom of expression through censorship and deplatforming. Our government has stripped us of our right to peaceably assemble and worship God as we see fit by shutting down and limiting our churches. Joe Biden’s administration is taking away our right to bear arms through his recent Executive Actions enforcing gun control.
Despite what is written in the Constitution of the United States of America, we have no more rights. The government has stripped us of our liberty in the name of safety. And you know what the scary thing is? Millions upon millions of Americans are perfectly content giving it all away.
The only way we are going to get our rights back is for the American people to rise up and take them back. We must refuse to submit to unConstitutional mandates or laws. By definition, if a law is unconstitutional, it is illegal. Why would you submit to illegal behavior?
We need more pastors like Pastor Coates at GraceLife Church in Canada, who is refusing to shutdown his church, despite the government sending in 200 armed police officers to keep them from worshipping God. Or like Pastor Greg Locke in Tennessee who has refused to shutdown services since Day 1. Or like the owners of Tinhorn Flats in Burbank, CA who have refused to close their saloon throughout the “pandemic.”
There are plenty of examples of men and women standing up to the authoritarians that could care less about you or your family, but are simply on power trips. However, we need more to rise up. We need more businesses to refuse to enforce face masks or capacity limitations. We need more business owners to commit to not requiring a vaccine passport. We need more churches to fully open their services without restriction. This is the only way that we can take back our country. We must resist tyranny.
Big Tech censorship has been expanding beyond just Conservatives… Christians are next!
While many of us have been warning about the coming persecution of Christians, I don’t think any of us thought that it would be ramping up so quickly. While we are luckily not facing physical persecution yet, such as beatings or death, we are facing censorship, deplatforming and even jail time in some instances. These are just the birth pangs of what is coming next.
While we still have a voice here at The GateKeepers, we are doing everything that we can to bypass the algorithmic walls put up by Big Tech and the Social Media companies like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Our videos used to get thousands of views across all of our platforms, while now they are being throttled and hardly getting distributed at all. An added wrinkle is that, while our video content is seeing lower views, traffic to our website has never been higher. Over the past year we’ve seen a 700% increase in traffic, and it’s been amazing to experience this kind of growth. Because of this, we’ll be launching GKTV very soon, hosting all of our shows exclusively on our platform.
While The GateKeepers started out as nothing more than a blog for me to post my articles relating to concerns within Christianity, it has now expanded into a full-fledged Christian podcast network featuring fifteen shows, a publishing company that has published three books over the past year and we are now hosting conferences on a regular basis. We’ve seen the addition of contributors to The GateKeepers such as Denise McAllister, Pastor Cary Gordon, Pastor Ken Peters, Dr Mike Spaulding, Dr Bobby Lopez and many other amazing Christian leaders. Our lineup of shows has expanded, as well, featuring shows such as The Shining Light Podcast, Conversations with Jeff, The Big Brown Gadfly, Battlefront: SouthGate and The Verum Monitae Report with Dr Mike Spaulding, in addition the the several other shows we also carry on The GateKeepers.
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While we’ve seen some amazing growth and expansion, we are also working hard to make this be a long-term play, and with that comes with how to fund our work here. I’ve intentionally not turned The GateKeepers into a non-profit organization because I don’t want to become beholden to the government, and I also don’t want to be focused on sending out fundraising letters constantly begging for money like most non-profit ministries do.
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