Evening Edition - May 22

May 22, 2020 |

CHURCH BURNING

This is the most disgusting and disturbing story of the day. It appears that some intolerant thug decided to burn down a Mississippi church for standing up for its First Amendment rights. Just as with people who defend keeping abortion clinics open while closing other hospitals, it appears that some people are so blinded by their own partisanship that they’ll happily kill or commit arson in the name of “protecting public safety.” Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever did this.

This is still in the early investigative stages, so I’ll refrain from saying more about the crime and the motives until we know for sure (we do live in an age of lies and hoaxes.) But I hope you’ll join me in praying for the members of the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs.

Here are some comments condemning this horrific act from Gov. Tate Reeves.

WHERE DOES YOUR STATE STAND

Over three dozen states are loosening coronavirus restrictions today. To see where your state stands, check out this state-by-state update list.

In blue states, many people are still suffering from draconian and unconstitutional lockdown rules that have no end in sight. Fortunately, they are winning an increasing number of court victories against officials who are abusing their powers.

Also, Americans are in luck: Congressional Democrats have a solution for helping us get over the pandemic crisis. Release detained illegal aliens, halt immigration enforcement and give taxpayer money to illegal immigrants. Say, weren’t those their policies before there even was a COVID-19 virus? I definitely recall them wanting to halt immigration enforcement when Trump shut down travel from China. That would’ve worked out well.

MORE DEM VOTE FRAUD

Say, you know that vote fraud that Democrats insist never happens? Well, it happened again. A former Democratic election judge in Philadelphia just pleaded guilty to stuffing ballot boxes in primary elections between 2014 and 2016. He did it the old-fashioned way: by standing in the voting booth and voting over and over as fast as he could whenever nobody was looking. Sometimes, the old school, low-tech ways are the best.

In his defense, he claimed he did it because an unnamed Democratic political consultant paid him bribes of $300 to $5,000 per election. So the good news is that we’ve found a Democrat who still believes in capitalism.

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While the major media outlets continue to praise New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus crisis, we still continue to learn more all the time about how deadly his poor decisions actually were. For instance, it was just revealed that over 4300 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York nursing homes, where, like more than five battalions of Typhoid Mary’s, they infected the most vulnerable people before that idiotic order was finally reversed.

Despite this, Cuomo continues to be treated with kid gloves by the media, particularly when he’s interviewed by his kid brother on CNN, who seems to think that a probing question is asking if the testing swabs were too small for his big nose.

But speaking of covering noses, here’s what the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) consider to be a real top priority story. Question: Do I have to wear a face mask if I’m holding my nose while I watch the news?

CORPUS CHRISTI

UPDATE: The shooting at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, was breaking yesterday as we were on deadline, but we know now that it was most likely terrorist-related. The shooter was originally described as an “Arab male,” but identified posthumously by the media as Adam Alsahli, a Syrian-born US citizen living in Corpus Christi. Police and the FBI are hunting for a second “person of interest” who might also be involved.

The attack could have been much worse if it weren’t for the swift and heroic actions of a female security guard who saw Alsahli trying to speed his car through the gate and engaged him in a gun fight. She was shot in the chest but fortunately was wearing body armor, suffered only minor injuries, and is already out of the hospital. Alsahli reportedly careened into a road block and was fatally shot by other security personnel who arrived quickly.

Here is more on the story, including some of Alsahi’s social media posts. He also reportedly shared his radical Islamic jihadist ideology with the shooter in the December deadly mass shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, which was also recently classified as terrorism.

Again, this is a fast-breaking story, so keep an eye on the news for the latest developments. Pray for an end to these hate-inspired attacks. And join me in sending a big Huck’s Hero salute, get-well prayers and thanks to that brave and fast-thinking female security guard, whose name has yet to be released.

UPDATE/CORRECTION!

President Trump said Michigan’s Secretary of State was illegally sending mail-in ballots to every voter, but she says they were only sent applications for mail-in ballots, and argues that that’s not illegal because it isn’t partisan, since they went to everyone.

Duly noted, although inviting over 7 million people to apply for mail-in ballots still opens the door for enough mail-in ballots to be sent out to tip an election with fraud. And here’s the latest of a likely never-ending series of responses to the Democrats’ claim that vote fraud doesn’t exist, and that opposing mail-in voting just means you want to suppress turnout in traditional Democratic districts (like cemeteries.)

Remember, Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats are demanding that we institute mail-in voting nationwide if unemployed workers and dying businesses are ever to get any more coronavirus aid. Maybe we should let her know what we think about that by writing it in letters and mailing them to her and hoping they all arrive.

$100k+ SOCIALISTS

It’s been reported that according to internal surveys, nearly a third of members of the Democratic Socialists of America make over $100,000 a year.

That’s nothing: I could name a “Democratic” socialist who makes over $170,000 a year plus lavish benefits and won’t even pay her taxes.

CHINA LIED

Wait, are you saying that China lied to us about the true number and severity of its coronavirus cases? And they’re actually much worse off than America? Well, knock me over with a feather!

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

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  • Ivanka 2024

    05/25/2020 12:00 PM

    gee, a civil war ??? Lets see, One side has 7 trillion bullets, the Other side can't decide which bathroom to use. This war will be quick! And fun !!

  • Kathie Mason

    05/23/2020 05:58 PM

    Please give us more info on Michigan nursing home beating. Gut wrenching to watch. Why wasn’t person taping arrested as obviously complicit. They didn’t try and stop or get help. Why Positive COVID 19 young person with history of violence in nursing home. It is beyond my ability to comprehend. Terrifies me as to my future welfare.

  • Judi Kay Williams

    05/23/2020 05:32 PM

    Where do we send money to help the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs in their rebuilding efforts? Would be nice to see it in your daily update, as I'm sure many would help and send the info to family and friends who might also like to help. Every church in America should be thinking about making a donation. Would appreciate reading your thoughts. Thank you, Governor, for everything you are doing to help keep America free.

  • Dusty

    05/23/2020 04:24 PM

    WOW! Attack on the naval station? Not much has been said on the major news? Why is our FBI not on top of some of these people and who they are talking to? Is This true that Apple is not helping like in the Pensacola shooting? If so WHY? How? Super guard woman at the gate God Bless her. Gov. add if you have an in to the President tell him to stop the tweeting per likes of Joe and Mika not worth his time to go after some of the nastiness . NO MORE. Talk to him his kids to have him stop. Most of us out here will go after these people rather he concentrate on this virus and no more on the idiots please. Sticks and stones so just ignore. Do we not see the racism being used per the DEMOS who then try to say it is the other side. Afraid of losing so much of the base . Let us hope that Voters no matter their color know the TRUTHS. Not be blindly led?

  • reg lewis

    05/23/2020 03:47 PM

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks for your evening editions which are always good and relevant.
    Your Scripture verses are always good too.
    However don't you think perhaps you could use the NKJV translation so folks can read it in their own language. The KJV is not the language people use today Many words no longer have their original meaning and young people especially find it difficult to read. Even the verse you used today, the word suffer is not a word people use today in that context.
    I'm an old man but some years ago I realized I no longer wanted to make it difficult for people to read God's Word and switched to the NKJV. Just some of the many words like that are, divers, wit, straitened in the bowels,wax succor etc. etc. I conduct a Bible Study in my home and we have a teenager who would soon get discouraged trying to understand this language. I really don't understand why those who hold doggedly to that outdated translation don't want to make it as easy as possible for folks to read.
    Reg.

  • Jon McAvoy

    05/23/2020 12:36 PM

    State by state status is out of date for Iowa. Many things have changed since May 15th, for the better! Hats off to Gov. Reynolds for a very logical method of handling this.

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/23/2020 12:08 PM

    Thank you

  • david f huckabee

    05/23/2020 11:28 AM

    ok, so we have another mental midget, who thinks burning a church, that wants to have a service for its flock, is the way to go. guess he hates options and choices of a free people. on the other hand I DO NOT understand how the FIRST AMENDMENT can be set aside by the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, due to a FAKE VIRUS CRISIS, that is becoming an UGLY JOKE on all of us. the BIG MYSTERY for me is HOW CAN TRUMP be so USED by all these SLIMY experts, who have VESTED INTEREST in the VACCINES FOR PROFIT GAME. why are WE THE PEOPLE being sold all these LIES? when do WE THE PEOPLE get to speak up about WHAT IS GOOD FOR US?

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/23/2020 10:45 AM

    Upon reading this newsletter's opening saga of hatred, I did a search to find an article that had already been written about this saga because, upon my reading your account of it, it had a strange "usual" feel about it. ..in that it seemed to re-echo past sagas of church violence....except that, in the majority of THOSE stories, the churches lost church MEMBERS rather than their church BUILDING!

    UPON doing my Google search, I came across an article whose first few paragraphs I felt could possibly offer a hair of credibility to my spontaneous response to what could explain this, yet another, irrational act of hatred....In view OF this, I am going to copy, and paste, these two paragraphs....AND I WILL WRITE MY COMMENTS TO THEM IN CAPITAL LETTERS.....

    The FIRST Paragraph States: "First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, Mississippi, burned down Wednesday morning, news outlets reported. When investigators from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office got to the scene, they found graffiti in the church parking lot that read: 'Bet you stay home now you hypokrites.' "

    The SECOND Paragraph States: “ 'We’ve kind of racked our brains and we have no idea,' Jerry Waldrop, the pastor of the church, said. 'No enemies that we know of. We don’t know anyone that we even think could be capable of doing something like this.' "

    NOW....I COPIED THAT SECOND PARAGRAPH BECAUSE, AS A RULE, THESE KINDS OF RASH ACTS OF VIOLENCE ARE NOT authored BY KNOWN "enemies!". THEY ARE AUTHORED MY MENTALLY , AND EMOTIONALLY, DISTURBED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR ANY EXCUSE TO ACT OUT IN VIOLENCE.....AND

    I COPIED THAT FIRST PARAGRAPH BECAUSE I WAS STRUCK BY HOW THE GUILTY PARTY MISSPELLED A SIMPLE WORD LIKE "HYPOCRITES" BECAUSE THAT SEEMED TO INDICATE THAT THIS GUILTY PERSON WAS UNEDUCATED AND, THEREFORE, NOT AN "OFFICIAL" PERSON. .

  • Harold Levi

    05/23/2020 10:30 AM

    Gov.,
    Sir, I have said it before and I will say it again, a REAL Civil War is coming!! The Marxist-Trash in our Country are pushing the Country into Marxism, burning churches, stuffing ballot boxes, &c.

    We will take back our Country by the Ballot-Box or the Cartridge-Box - their choice.

    Support the Convention of States Constitutional Article V Convention of States initiative.

    Deo Vindice, Y'all!!!

  • Cheryl Sunderland

    05/23/2020 09:46 AM

    I am so very tired of our President not being given airtime in the media as millions of voters will not hear how bold and brave, never letting up on the ways he is helping all Americans. Although my sister is realizing this and she also is angered and thinks our President is doing a good job considering she did not vote for him. Fox news is covering our President more and I feel a little better. Thank you for your letter also that keeps me informed.

  • Glenna Berger

    05/23/2020 09:45 AM

    Is it true that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled enforced vaccines to be Constitutional and if so, your thoughts and comments on the matter
    would be appreciated.

  • Robin Durham

    05/23/2020 09:16 AM

    Not a bit of info about the Holly Springs Pentacostal Church burning in the Jackson, Ms Clarion-Ledger newspaper on Sat., May 23.

  • Mary Westgard

    05/23/2020 03:05 AM

    I can't believe the choice we have this Fall. What happened to having a President who was Presidential? Trump has some good policies, but he should not be on Twitter and he should not say and do some of the things he does. I'm not sure I can vote for him this time.
    I know you will never see this, but you were my choice when you ran.

  • Elizabeth Floyd

    05/23/2020 03:01 AM

    I find the release of people in California from jails and prisons, alarming. I have family and friends living there. Unlike many of the celebrities, and politicians, who are protected by walls and body guards, other people are not. This action seems very irresponsible!

  • Rev. Austin Miles

    05/22/2020 10:38 PM

    Governor Mike,

    First I very much appreciate you. Perhaps calling these shooters carrying out 'terrorists attacks' why not call it what it is..EVIL attacks.

    Still wish you could be president.

    Rev. Austin Miles

  • Mike Spears

    05/22/2020 10:36 PM

    Gov Huckabee: 1) Regarding Church Services - The Government (Federal or State) has no business in deciding what ARE or ARE NOT essential activities or services. What is or is not essential varies greatly, depending upon who you are talking to or what are their circumstances. The Government should ONLY be setting safety standards or social distancing requirements to make each service or activity safe. Some are more difficult than others to make them safe, so the Government should only say OK, but here are the standards to move forward. 2) I am in Michigan and now "Wretched Gretchen" is sending applications to EVERYONE to sign up for Absentee Voting Ballots. I strongly disagree with this practice. This and not requiring ID for voting ONLY hampers voting security. What is "Wretched Gretchen" going to do next to further left-wing objectives?

  • Mike Patrick

    05/22/2020 10:29 PM

    4300 sent to nursing homes do the abortion believers need to realize that when they reach old age will they be considered useless like the babies they murdered????

  • George Reynolds

    05/22/2020 09:21 PM

    The Epoch Times refers to the pandemic as the "CCP virus", after the Chinese Communist Party, and encourages others to do likewise.

  • George Reynolds

    05/22/2020 09:16 PM

    I just became a subscriber to the Epoch Times, whose senior editor of China news, Dana Cheng, grew up in Wuhan, but got her doctorate in the United States and became a citizen. Several others on the staff of the paper are also Chinese, and thus have some credibility when writing about China.

  • Lars Schroeder

    05/22/2020 08:56 PM

    Sure hope your gracious wife Janet is mending well! I recall the tender care you both gave Mike S. when he broke his ankle so badly at the Dead Sea in 2015. You guys were at his side at the hospital until 4:00 am, and then carried on the next day with all your tasks without missing a beat and with 2 big smiles! What a gem of a woman ! ( and yeah, you too!... I'm confident she's in good hands). Take care!

  • Linda Dixon

    05/22/2020 08:43 PM

    Thanks to our president, we, in California, can start attending church.
    On another matter President Trump passed legislation to have the MIA flag flown at all post offices. My post office in Oceanside has yet to put one up. We have over 900 Camp Pendleton families attending our church. I hope it is flying high soon, our military is our saving grace.
    Thank you governor for your input and wisdom. May you have a blessed happy Memorial Day with your family.

  • Captain Joe Cerrato )TTPD ret.)

    05/22/2020 08:43 PM

    If you remember back in the late 60's when you were in Texarkana, we had black churches being burned. Everyone thought it was a White terrorist organization doing it. Since I was working nights. many a night I spent in a Black Church hoping to catch the arsonist. However, we didn't catch him, the FBI did. It was a black perpetrator hoping to stir anti-white sentiment in a town that had very good race relations. We mustn't make judgments until the person is apprehended. You may recall who I am since you interviewed me on your church radio station.

  • Patrick Doty

    05/22/2020 08:32 PM

    THANK YOU, AGAIN! It feels so good to hear from someone who not only sees the things that I see, but has the details to backup the reality of it all ! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK SIR ! PRAISE JESUS !

  • Ismael Arvizu

    05/22/2020 08:24 PM

    Kansas has sent out applications for mail in ballots for the primary and for the federal election. One can even choose to change party on the primary application. No instructions provided. No advance notice given that these were being sent out. Both my wife and I received the application.