The Separation of the People and the State

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Amidst the smoke and haze of the culture war for America, one thing remains incredibly clear, that is, the US court system is the primary reason for the suppression of traditional values in America.  The courts, once known for good judgement and sound decision making, have evolved into a fundamentalist system of thought that oftentimes suspends reason and reality in … Read More

What Happened After the Fox & Friends Interview

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Today was another big day for the #GodBeforeGovernment movement.  After the Fox & Friends interview this morning, our story became the #1 trending topic on Facebook throughout the day and was featured on the homepage of  It has been shared by over 50 news outlets and has been seen by millions of people across the US.  Our own Facebook post … Read More

God Before Government Goes Viral

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Today was a big day for God Before Government.  Media outlets across the US covered our story and helped to spread the message that, as Christians, our service and commitment to God should be greater than our service and commitment to government–especially a government that coerces us to violate our commitments to God. Below are links to some of the … Read More

Interview on Fox Carolina’s Good Day Charlotte

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Fox 46 in Charlotte, NC invited Pastor Varriale and Pastor Wilson to come in for an interview on Good Day Charlotte to talk about God Before Government and the special flag raising ceremony happening today. Below is a link the interview video. Video Segment: Link to God Before Government Video on    

God Before Government Featured on WBTV News

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WBTV News in Charlotte, NC came to Elizabeth Baptist Church today for an interview with Pastor Varriale and Pastor Wilson about God Before Government and the special flag raising ceremony happening this Sunday, July 5th. Below you’ll find a link to the news article and video segment that aired at 11pm tonight on WBTV. News Article: Shelby church to fly Christian … Read More

Word Cloud

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Vote against

Yesterday, while I was reading through the recent SCOTUS ruling, I got to thinking… what if you put the opinion and dissent into a word cloud to see what each side emphasized.  Nothing scientific, but it would be interesting.  I’ve done this before with small books of the Bible or smaller sections of larger books, but the entire SCOTUS text … Read More

The Land of the Courts and the Home of the Cowards

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The Constitution

The hypocrisy of the LGBTQ community and the courts is absolutely amazing.  Why do I say that?  The answer is simple, but before I share it with you, answer this question; “Which is a greater violation of one’s rights, to discriminate against him/her or to subjugate him/her?”  Of course, any rationale person would say discrimination (telling people that you do not want to participate … Read More

The Origins of God Before Government

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I’m certainly not the only one discussing the tensions between religious freedom and “individual rights” in our culture. However, some have asked me how long I have been addressing this topic.  The answer to that question would be, “for a few years now.”  Here’s an article(opens in new window) I wrote for the Biblical Recorder in 2013 that lays the foundation for change … Read More