PASTOR ANTHONY GEORGE OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ATLANTA, HAS SPECIAL PRAYER MEETING FOR HERSCHEL WALKER AT HIS CHURCH DURING THE EXPLOSIVE ABORTION SCANDAL. Daniel Whyte III, President of Gospel Light Society International, Warns Pastor Anthony George and All Black and White Pastors Across the Country, and Especially Raphael Warnock to Follow the Example of PASTOR CHARLES STANLEY When he Was Pastor of First Baptist Church, and That is, to KEEP THE CHURCH OUT OF POLITICS OTHER THAN TO TRUST GOD, PRAY, PREACH THE WORD, and VOTE.

FILE – Herschel Walker, GOP candidate for the US Senate for Georgia, speaks at a primary watch party on May 23, 2022, at the Foundry restaurant in Athens, Ga. According to a new report published late Monday, Oct. 3, Walker, who has vehemently opposed abortion rights as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia, paid for an abortion for his girlfriend in 2009. The candidate called the accusation a “flat-out lie” and threatened to sue. (AP Photo/Akili-Casundria Ramsess, File)

PASTOR ANTHONY GEORGE OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ATLANTA, HAS SPECIAL PRAYER MEETING FOR HERSCHEL WALKER AT HIS CHURCH DURING THE EXPLOSIVE ABORTION SCANDAL. Daniel Whyte III, President of Gospel Light Society International, Warns Pastor Anthony George and All Black and White Pastors Across the Country, and Especially Raphael Warnock to Follow the Example of PASTOR CHARLES STANLEY When he Was Pastor of First Baptist Church, and That is, to KEEP THE CHURCH OUT OF POLITICS OTHER THAN TO TRUST GOD, PRAY, PREACH THE WORD, and VOTE.

Whyte Says Further, if Pastor Anthony George is Not Careful, he is Going to End up Causing a Split in the Church That Dr. Charles Stanley Led to Become One of the Most Naturally Racially-Integrated Churches in America, to Split Down the Color Line by Dabbling in Politics. (By the way, Raphael Warnock needs to make up his mind whether he is going to be a pastor for the Lord or a politician for the people; if he is going to be a politician then he needs to resign the pulpit.)

Other Than Trusting God, Praying and Witnessing For the Lord, and Voting, Pastors Should Not  Align the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ With Any Politician be he Black or White, be he Conservative or Liberal, be he Christian or Lost, be he Republican or Democrat. Whyte Repeats: do What Jesus Christ Told You to do and That is to Have Faith in God and Pray and Witness For Christ; Then, if You Want to Vote, Vote. And Then Keep Your Mouth Shut. God Can Turn This Country Around, if He Wants to, Without Pastors and Churches Politicking and if His People Will Humble Themselves, Pray, Seek God’s Face, and Turn From Their Wicked Ways, and Stop Playing and Start Praying.

God’s pastors are to give themselves to PRAYER and to the MINISTRY OF THE WORD and not to politics. You cheapen and weaken the testimony of the church by doing so. And as Whyte has said before, most pastors are not equipped to deal with politicians, for they always get used by the politicians thus causing the church to be used by politicians, and they become sycophants of the politicians, trying to be somebody important so that they can go to the Christmas party thinking the politician is more important than the pastor. And that is not the case because most politicians, even the Christian ones, are liars and talk out of both sides of their mouth out of necessity, be they black or white, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, and sad to say, Christian or lost.

By the way, look at RAPHAEL WARNOCK. He is supposed to be a pastor, but he has chosen to go contrary to the Bible to fit in with the world, and he has been so twisted up in his policies and words, he has turned into PASTOR PRETZEL supporting abortion with gusto and supporting the abomination of homosexuality and so-called homosexual marriage and all of the demonic activities that come from that.

Remember, Christians, democracy is not a biblical concept; it is man-made, and unfortunately you have to lie and cheat and talk about others negatively and try to please all of the people to win. And that is not a game that pastors and preachers of the Gospel should be in. When you have politicians in your church you drag Jesus Christ, you drag the Gospel, you drag the church’s testimony through the mud with these lying politicians, and it does not matter who it is–white or black, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, Christian or lost.

You sweet Evangelicals are doing the same foolishness that you have done for years. You have not learned and your false hope of politics changing the nation will never work. You will do more by having daily prayer meetings and daily witnessing for the Lord than you will supporting a lying, corrupt, forked-tongue politician.

Whyte is a conservative Christian, and he likes Herschel Walker as a person and has enjoyed watching him play for his Georgia Bulldogs and his Dallas Cowboys. Whyte thanks God for Walker’s pastor, but he doubts if even his pastor or his church will be drawn into this Evangelical foolishness because he knows that it is not biblical and it is not going to work.

Again, Whyte wants all pastors and churches to stay out of politics all-together other than to have faith in God, pray without ceasing, and vote for who they want to vote for. All of the pastors and churches that have engaged in politics down through the years have never seen it work out the way they wanted it to work out. The church is in its worst state ever and so is the nation. The church is still under the chastisement and rebuke of Jesus Christ through the coronavirus plague and now other plagues, and yet, some sweet evangelicals are doing the same mess that they have been doing all along when the problem is not in the government, the problem is in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ for much of the church is a Judas church and has betrayed God, Jesus Christ, the family, the church, the community, the nation, and the world for political power. The church of today is the worst Laodicean church in the history of the church.

Walker, who has denied recent allegations he paid for an abortion in 2009, told the church’s congregation earlier this year, “Did I not say I’m a Christian? That means you’re supposed to be pro-life.”

Georgia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker attended a closed-door prayer event at a prominent evangelical church in Atlanta on Tuesday (Oct. 4), huddling with religious supporters a day after he denied allegations he paid for an abortion in 2009.

The event, a “Herschel Walker Prayer Luncheon,” was convened at First Baptist Atlanta, which was once led by prominent evangelical leader the Rev. Charles Stanley. Press was reportedly barred from the event, with an official saying the decision was made by the church and Walker’s campaign.

Kelly Stewart, First Baptist’s director of business operations, told Religion News Service the event was not preplanned, but an Eventbrite invitation for the luncheon was later found online, and it was unclear how long ago it was created. The luncheon came together, she said, because Walker’s campaign “was looking for a place to bring the prayer warriors to gather for Mr. Walker.”

Stewart said the event drew around 240 people and largely consisted of the church’s current pastor, the Rev. Anthony George, asking Walker questions about his faith and “religious liberties.” She said Walker also offered his personal testimony, after which the group prayed over him. Footage of the event shared on social media and unearthed by Word and Way also showed George celebrating the presence of conservative Christian activist Ralph Reed in the crowd.

“Everyone gathered around him and prayed for him and prayed for our country,” Stewart said.

However, Stewart said the pastor did not ask Walker about a new report published by the Daily Beast on Monday alleging the candidate paid for the abortion of a woman he impregnated in 2009.

“We did not get into personal things with him,” Stewart said. Facebook videos of the event did not feature George asking Walker about the reporting, although the pastor appeared to allude to it on multiple occasions and also spoke critically of the press.

According to the Daily Beast’s report, the woman, who remained anonymous, shared with the outlet a $575 abortion clinic receipt, an image of a signed $700 personal check from Walker and a “get well” card featuring what appears to be his signature.

Walker denied the allegations on Monday, calling it a “flat-out lie” and threatening to sue the Daily Beast over the article. The outlet has since said it stands by its reporting.

“I can tell you right now, I never asked anyone to get an abortion,” Walker told Fox News host Sean Hannity Monday evening. “I never paid for an abortion — it’s a lie.”

Walker’s campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the event.

First Baptist is one of several churches to have hosted Walker during his campaign this year, including when George appeared with the candidate during worship for a question-and-answer session in front of the congregation. After Walker told George, “I’m not just going to Washington, I’m taking Jesus with me,” the pastor asked the former NFL star about his “pro-life” stance.

“When somebody asks me that question, I say it’s strange, it’s so strange, because I’m a Christian,” Walker replied. He later added: “Did I not say I’m a Christian? That means you’re supposed to be pro-life.”

As a candidate, Walker has also said he would support a national ban on abortions, including a version with no exceptions for cases involving rape, incest or a woman’s health.

Walker’s son, Christian Walker, published a series of tweets and videos Monday and Tuesday arguing his father — not the Daily Beast — was lying.

“The abortion card drops yesterday — it’s literally his handwriting on the card. They say they have receipts,” the younger Walker said in one of his videos. “He gets on Twitter. He lies about it. Okay, I’m done. Done. Everything has been a lie.”

Christian Walker, who participated in a campaign event for his father late last year, went on to criticize fellow conservatives who voice support for “family values” but overlook elements of the Georgia candidate’s past, such as reports regarding Herschel Walker’s children: Walker’s son said his father “wasn’t in the house” raising four children conceived with “four different women,” but was instead “out having sex with other women.”

“I don’t care about someone who has a bad past and takes accountability. But how DARE YOU LIE and act as though you’re some ‘moral, Christian, upright man,’” Christian Walker tweeted. “You’ve lived a life of DESTROYING other peoples lives. How dare you.”

Herschel Walker appeared to respond to his son on Twitter Monday night, saying, “I LOVE my son no matter what.”

Despite the criticism, many prominent Republicans and conservative groups are standing by Walker’s candidacy, according to NBC.

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision earlier this year overturning Roe v. Wade, effectively returning the question of abortion access to the states, abortion has proven to be one of several issues motivating voters across the country in the lead-up to the midterm elections next month — including in Georgia. According to a poll conducted by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in September, 48% of respondents said they are more likely to back a candidate who would support abortion rights. Meanwhile, only 25% of likely voters said they’re more likely to vote for a candidate who wants to limit abortion — although that number was nearly half among Republicans (47%).

Walker’s Democratic opponent, pastor and current U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, has publicly expressed support for abortion rights and identified as a “pro-choice pastor.”

Source: Religion News,
Baptist Megachurch Pastor Leads Prayer Event For Herschel Walker After Abortion Allegation

On the morning after an explosive news report that U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker paid for a girlfriend’s abortion in 2009, the Georgia Republican attended a closed prayer event at First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Journalists who showed up at the church Tuesday (Oct. 4) were told by church staffers they had to leave. But Word&Way found photos and videos shared on social media by attendees that give insights into the campaign event.

The “worship and luncheon with Herschel Walker” had already been planned by “Prayer Warriors for Herschel” before the abortion allegation that Walker denies. As attendees walked in, a welcome sign featuring a smiling Walker announced it as the “Herschel Walker Prayer Luncheon.”

Although churches can open their facilities for campaigns to use under IRS rules governing 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofits like First Baptist Atlanta, the staff wearing their name badges (like Director of Business Operations Kelly Stewart) while keeping reporters away suggests the inappropriate use of church resources to aid a partisan campaign. Stewart inaccurately told Religion News Service the prayer event was not pre-planned and insisted it did not cover “personal things” like the abortion story.

In February, the church welcomed Walker to the stage during Sunday worship to talk with Senior Pastor Anthony George. A key strategy for Walker’s campaign has been speaking during services of megachurches.

George continued his role of helping stump for Walker during Tuesday’s prayer luncheon. In a video shared on Facebook by an attendee, George and Walker are on a stage with Walker campaign signs on either side.

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