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"sam rodriguez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"All right, America, welcome back. It's rich valdes valdes with an S at rich valdes on all the social media. This is the Jim bohannon show. The phone number if you want to join the national conversation from coast to coast, it is 8 6 6 5 O 5 four 6 two 6 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo is the telephone number and our guest pastor Sam Rodriguez, he's president of the national Hispanic Christian leadership conference. Let's visit with our friend Matt in North Carolina, Matt, welcome to the program, Iran with rich valdes, and reverend Sam Rodriguez. Hello, rich. Thanks for taking my call. Yes, sir. I am very interested to tell the pastor that Biden can not run this country we need to invoke the Twenty-fifth Amendment. This is getting way out of hand. What's your opinion in the past? All right, thanks. I'll wait on that and just let you know, I would love to do something similar to that or even have an impeachment inquiry that had some teeth to it. But without any majority in Congress, it's going to be difficult to do that. And as far as the Twenty-fifth Amendment, you would really need a no confidence vote from his own cabinet. And while I might lean in that direction, I just don't think that Kamala Harris and the rest of the crew are going to do that. Pastor? Yes, I agree. I concur, not feasible. It's not practical. It's not politically viable as an alternative right now. What we need to do is win back the House and the Senate come to midterms and then we need to offer a candidate in 2024 that will just walk away with 45 states and do a lot of rake in versus Walter Monday of 1984 reduction. Because right now the country is clamoring for it. The country is, it really is. The country is waking up. Our country is not radical left. Our country does not believe in perpetual protests, burning down communities and buildings, late term abortion, communism, super hyperinflation stagflation, high interest rates, our country has not believed in this. It does not. The vast majority of Americans are going like, wow, hold on a second. This is not what I signed up for. If we give them viable candidates that resonate and that can speak to the heart the head and the hand of the American community will take this. Yeah, I tend to tend to agree with that. I think you're on the right track there. Before we part ways this evening, I want to run an idea by you. And the idea is it's from an article I read in reason magazine from about a week ago. Here's the headline. The Biden administration is considering whether Hispanic slash Latinos should be a racial, not ethnic classification. Now, I stopped reading right there and I read the rest of my I stop it there to laugh like you did. And then to say, hold on a second, let's back up a minute. So first of all, and this is like wrong that to me, I'm so many levels. But we have massive problems in this country. We're tired of talking about baby formula shortages because it's just a broken record, but from what I see, the FDA still reporting that they're not back up to speed, we still have those shortages. We still have all of the issues that we've been having at the border. Now we have this new huge issue of 50 or 48 dead people that is, you know, I'm going to say people are going to look at Biden for answers on this because he's the guy that is elected to protect the border and protect America. And that should never happen. And here you have the administration talking about, according to The Associated Press, that the Biden administration is considering changes to official office of management and budget racial and ethnic classifications. And I've got to think and they're going to add another one called maina. Middle Eastern and North African category. And I just thought of all the things in the world that we could be doing. There's the politicization of absolutely everything. There's the radicalization of children of schools, transgenderism is running amok. This is what's happening, pastor Sam. Sure. It'll die on the same hill of LatinX. The same identical hills, 8% of Latinos, 8%, 8% of Latinos, embrace LatinX, 92% repudiated. It will die on the same identical hill of stupidity. You know, and that's another reason. I excellent point, but that is another reason that Latinos are leaving the left. And it's because of this LatinX idea where they said, no, no, no, we have this great idea for you. We're gonna rename you. You don't know what you want. I know what you want. We're gonna call you a lad because it clearly it wasn't a Spanish person. Somebody that speaks Spanish didn't come up with this idea. A language that's based on gender. It's one of these things where when, you know, Malcolm X used to say, the biggest threat to America was a white liberal. And I don't quote this off because I don't want to seem like a radical racist, but it seems like they're attacking everybody. Now they're telling Latinos and Latinos if they have to be a LatinX when it's not even practically feasible. It's called perpetual victimization. They really would like to convince African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, that they are victims that we are victims in perpetuity. We are not. As a Christian who believes in scripture, I love that version from the apostle Paul and Romans chapter 8. We are more than conquerors. We are not victims. We are not victims. And hence the problem with the left as it pertains to their relationship with the Hispanic Latino community. Yeah, now, pastor Sam, with about a minute just before we break, I want you to tell us about the organization that you're with national Hispanic Christian leadership conference as best you can and
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Would just come alongside an issue that and demonstrate moral outrage on issues where every single American basically would be deemed or at least hard pressed to come together and accept the fact that it was a moral outrage requirement moment needed. And we're not seeing that with President Biden. Everything is just completely politicized. When Merrick Garland permits protests in front of the homes of justices of the Supreme Court, the Dorothy, we're not in Kansas anymore. Every vestige of just common decency, officially, has been completely flushed down the proverbial drain. And this is why we know if I were Democrat, which I am not, I'm an independent, but I am a staunch pro lifer, program religious liberty, biblical justice limited government guy. But if I were a Democrat, I would primary President Biden because right now things are just completely unhinged, completely unhinged. Yeah, it seems like we've really lost touch with that middle with morality with just right being right and wrong being wrong and we can fight about politics later. Folks, the phone numbers 866-505-4626 excellent opinions that are coming in tonight 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo is the phone number. If you want to get me on social media, it's at rich valdes at rich valdes with MS on all of the social media looking forward to you guys weighing in. Our guest is pastor Sam Rodriguez, president of the national Hispanic Christian leadership conference. This is the Jim bohannon show and we're coming right back. I'm getting vaccinated with Prevnar 20. So am I? Because I'm at risk for pneumococcal pneumonia. I'm asking about Prevnar 20, because there's a chance pneumococcal pneumonia
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Catching up to everything that's going on here in America at night. The phone number 8 6 6 5 O 5 four 6 two 6 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo or you can get me on social media at rich valdes at rich valdes with an S at the end on all of the social media. Now our guest is pastor Sam Rodriguez. He's the president of the national Hispanic Christian leadership conference and he's been a presidential adviser to the last three presidents. Let's go to Santa Clara, California and check in with our buddy Chris Chris welcome to the program. Hey, thanks so much, rich. And good evening pastor. You know, it's just so sad. So outrageous. What's happened with at least 50 human beings who died coming across who didn't have to. And I know pastor whether you're on the evangelical side on Catholic, but I think we can both acknowledge that in terms of human life, this is outrageous. I want to see if we can build some space in the middle rich where both Democrats like myself and Republicans or people on the right side like you can agree that at least as many resources that have gone into these hearings with regard to January 6th. You need to immediately go into uncovered the details who let this truck in every step along the way. There needs to be accountability and I'm actually very upset at this point with President Biden. I don't care if he's in Europe. I don't care what's going on. There should have already been a national statement, could have been a video, even if it had to be, even if it's 60 seconds. To say that he personally is demanding that there be full attention on this because this is not okay. And I'm even willing to go that if he can't get this publicly done within the next 12 hours it should have 24 hours at the most, then it's time to primary him. It's time for Democrats to come up and say he's clearly incompetent that his job of leading this country and it's fine what he's doing in Europe. I support the policies. You know, I'm on the left. I don't have any problem with the policies. But there needs to be some visibility. And if it wasn't him, and if it's not vice president Harris, then clearly this administration is not competent at leading this country. And those of us who have served, I served 16 years on the Democratic National Committee set right next to Nancy Pelosi's daughter many, many times. She's still on the DNC. This is utterly unacceptable for us to have this kind of silence and quiet. And I call on members of Congress now to get out there publicly and if he can't do this, they need to come out and declare that they're running against him because he's not leading this country. Thank you, Chris, man. I have to agree with you. I appreciate what you're saying. This is definitely a very difficult situation that we're in and I appreciate your sentiments and your thoughts. Pastor Sam? You have the vast majority of Americans. To be honest, I'm very encouraged by Chris rational, not only demeanor, but just precise moral articulation. And it's the accolade to the vast majority of Americans, both on the left and the right are not extremists. I agree with Chris and I resonate with his heart sentiment right now. It is reprehensible over 50 lives. And we're focusing on some House committee where the most recent testimony has already been contradicted by the secular media, including NBC and ABC. So all of a sudden, the big news of the day has just been pushed back and the reality, the big news is the tragedy of over 50 lives created in the image of God. Who literally suffocated suffocated to death, something has to happen. And this is where we all need to come together and say, please, beyond left or right, Republican or Democrat, there must be a moral outcry in the clarion call for change. This is unacceptable and can not happen again. Now, pastor Sam, do you see an actual shift happening with that? I mean, I have to say, I look at the response to some of the violence. And again, I support protest as much as anybody else does or maybe more. But when you look at some of the things that are happening with this attempted murder, attempted murder on justice Kavanaugh, and the guy turning himself in because he was going to kill himself, but had second thoughts and whatnot. He was charged with attempted murder. It wasn't like they let him go. These are to me very serious issues, and I think I hate to always beat on Biden, but he seems to be such an easy target because they're really doing so little in the name of trying to call right right and wrong wrong. And like Chris said, I'm like, you've said, we can disagree on a number of policy issues, but at some point does somebody raise their hand, IE the president and say, excuse me, we can't kill judges. Excuse me, we can't allow people to die in the back of a truck. Look, I had by the grace of God, I got the privilege of inviting three different presidents, president Bush, president Obama and president Trump. And I'm not defending president Obama. I disagreed with 92% of his policies. However, I was there. When he
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"Shot of whiskey last guy literally just said that steve. Thank you for the call like literally just said whiskey. Yeah he didn't say a shot of whiskey said with this shot. This guy was very specific. A phrase that people use that is on that path. By the way. I don't even understand this. I've used i've said this phrase a million times in my life. It's running as a promo on the station right now. It runs us approval. I didn't even know that sam. Rodriguez in anaheim samuel. How the hell are you doing. Great 'cause i got you guys with the answer okay wait. I'm going to read this okay. We rams training camp you weeks ago. Talk to head coach sean. Mcvay of the rams about being a good dancer we ask them to show off some of his dance moves and he said he needed plank to get into dance and added. A little of it goes a long way. What did he say. Samuel liquor courage. Okay sam rodriguez it anaheim. You win rams bucks. Tickets for this sunday at so-fi stadium and a four-pack a- passes to our private vip tour of suffice stadium on october seventh. And you can challenge kaplan fuego gigging contests now. Here's what we need. This person gets. This right will win one million dollars. At the end of this football season we need your prediction of the two teams in the super bowl and the score. Each team will have. If you get it right you will be our million dollar winner. Okay i got the rams thirty four. I got the cheese twenty eight so there we go right down folks. He's got the rams thirty four. The chiefs twenty eight. That is sam in anaheim's prediction. Sam rodriguez an anaheim. You are first million dollar monday. Contested you one. The rams tickets the four-pack passes on the tour. And now you've made your prediction every monday at five forty five or so. We're going to do this. Congratulations brother gonna put you on. Hold okay wait. Hold on you guys so much. He's him real quick buddy. I got a question for you. So on october seventh. We're going to do this tour. We're going to a little field goal kicking competition on the rams field. You got any experience or do. I have to worry about you now man. I'm at the worry about you. That's how much experience i don't have. Okay there we go. I put on hold. Good luck buddy. I go every monday. Five forty five hundred in. It's very simple. I coming up next speaking of big events. A big event with your else angeles lookers will get to that and what. It's about a couple of minutes..
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"I knick game some great ideas on how to create content for for a for for market that that feels overlooked mistrustful of my industry right. So what i cause. And that's you know it's a high trust thing for for us to help people and so it's how do we build that trust. Nick helped quite a lot with that. But how do. I build that audience for people to consume that content. I'm going to give you the best fucking by ever. I'm so confident about this one. As good as i felt so far today this is the one most confident about. And i'm pretty confident that everything else i've seen so far you have to start a podcast and then you have to post produce. The video of the podcast for lincoln ads. So what's cool about this is. I'm gonna make assumptions a little bit of a sense of me. Sam what you see for me. A lot of times i don't. I'm not influence her. I'm a businessman who figured out how to do things that could be recorded to them. Be my content. My entire speaking career which is lucrative is mainly because i want the content. It's fucking crazy or something. You're going to do already know even better getting paid for something. I wouldn't have done otherwise. That is impacting me. On my core business you know fucking crazy that is. That's basically what i want you to do. Watch how this works out so you stand up a financial service or a money management or whatever you know you stand up. Show dollars and cents with. Sam rodriguez right. That's the show. Now that you've podcast you'll be blown away by one. I'm about to say you cold. Emailing people on lincoln to be a guest that are fancy. Fancy people like people that are in. Cnbc and the wall street journal and one out of every twenty nine of them. Sam is going to say yes because everybody is publicity hor okay.
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Religious leaders in Sacramento are emboldened by a recent ruling by the U. S Supreme Court, which ordered the state of New York to allow houses of worship to be open cave becase Aubrey Aquino with the story. California churches are ready to defy state orders preventing indoor church services and pastor Sam Rodriguez of new Season worship in Sacramento is rejoicing, Probably Lucia Hallelujah! Hallelujah with exclamation point. Without a doubt, the Supreme Court finally has come to its senses after a number of 4 to 4 decisions Now that we have 1/9 judge a very rational decision based on the constitution, protecting our religious liberties guaranteed in the Constitution, even in the time of pandemic, Rodriguez says they want to be safe. But he also firmly believes the pandemic has secondary consequences there seriously affecting the well being of the community. Aubrey Aquino News 93.1 KFBK. In other news for you this morning. Emergency rules for California workers on covert 19 are now in effect. Here is Maggie Robbins with work safe on the new Cal OSHA standard. They do have to have a plan in place, which involves identifying and evaluating where employees exposure to Kobe 19 might happen on the job. And then implementing effective policies and procedures and practices to try and mitigate that these new rules will be in effect through at least May, UPS is slapping shipping limits on some of its biggest retailers. This holiday shopping season. UPS says retailers have been notified of their new shipping limits and that those limits would take effect this week. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that impacted retailers include Brands like Mikey and Gap. Another metal monolith has been discovered on a mountaintop in San Luis Obispo County KFBK is Marshall Benson has more. That tall chrome and cubic structure has now become a spectacle for its random appearance and mystery surrounding the object. It appears to have been made of stainless steel, and it is not. The first metal monolith to be discovered marvelous, have been discovered in Utah as well with rumored copycats, starting to erect him as far away as Romania. The space like monoliths disappeared as mysteriously as they arrived with no witnesses, adding to The mystery of the objects. Marshall Benson News 93.1 kfbk. We got to get to this story before we hit the network. This is an incredible story out of California. It is California's received more than 1.3 billion in federal aid to rebuild after the 2017 wine, country fires, 2018 campfire and other disasters. But people who are suffering homeowners, renters have yet to receive a single penny. The victims haven't 1.3 billion victims get zero, None zero. The years long, federal and state bureaucratic delays. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, The agency's get it The bureaucracies get it right or it's over. It's tied up, So it's tied up those so you know, there are tons of people like renters. They're going without permanent housing. I read someone is trying to cobble together enough money to rebuild the homes that in paradise. There are people who are still living in their cars. Yes, 4500 homes were wiped out. 22 people died in just the tub's fire. That's disgusting. It is disgusting. 1.3 billion nothing. Nothing here their top national stories. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits.
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"S. Dollar continues to fall when compared to other world currencies this week. The year old the Australian and Canadian dollars have all hit their highest levels in more than two years. Religious leaders in Sacramento are hopeful that the recent U. S Supreme Court ruling that stops the New New York area from enforcing limits on attendance of churches and synagogues during Cove. It will pave the way for California houses of worship to stay open. Aubrey, a keen has been looking into this. So Aubrey. What do local religious leaders think about the Supreme Court ruling? Pastor Sam Rodriguez of new Season worship in Sacramento is rejoicing. He believes the Supreme Court has come to its senses and made a rational decision based on the Constitution. The church is essential. You can't continue to tell me that a liquor store a Canada story. Casinos can stay open, But churches have to shut down. Jack Daniels will never be more important in Jesus. So I applaud the Supreme Court decision. Rodriguez hopes this sets precedent for governors across the country and that this ruling will influence similar challenges by churches here in the Golden State. Bobby that's one of the most creative lines. I think I've heard in sometime, Jack Daniels will never be more important than Jesus. Let's talk a little bit about some of the concerns for these church leaders do they have concerns about covert its impact its potential spreading these in person services? Pastor Sam says they want to be safe, and he also firmly believes the pandemic has secondary consequences that are seriously affecting the well being of the community. We're not denying the reality of Kobe. We're not denying denying the impact of Kobe on families and communities. We want. We want people to be safe. But we have a church have a moral obligation not only to protect the safety of our citizenry. A zipper changed the health but the spiritual well being the mental well being. He went on to say he feels current policies are discriminatory toward people of faith. He calls it religious bigotry, adding he's not being extreme or trying to pack the church to the top, but he believes there can be a practical solution and happy medium. All right. All right. Thank you so much. Appreciate that Aubrey Aquino with us this morning, By the way at the 7 15 Bill Portanova, our legal experts gonna be joining us live and talking a little bit about the legal avenues. They may have now, in light of this U S Supreme Court ruling Do they circle back to they try to bring this case to the U. S. Supreme Court from California. It's a big question. And, you know, one thing I haven't heard of is Have a religious leaders gotten together and come up with protocols that would allow them they believe to worship safely. You mean together and you listen, Yeah, because I mean, you have you haven't endorsed space. You have a church. You know, it's or synagogue or a mosque. I mean, how have they come up with? You know their own protocols, you know, be either based on state guidelines. Well, maybe they're doing individually in each, you know, House of worship, but you know, it's Aubrey indicated they're ready to throw their doors open now, in light of this ruling in New York. They have. Ah, I think a greater sense that they could prevail. They have a legal wedge. Definitely. So we'll talk to Portanova. Okay, let's get outside and get a check on traffic..
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Coming after you Okay. Don't make me do that. You know, I'm a hothead Mykland. L of my pillow dot com. You and I are both along with a lot of people in a new film called Trump 2024. I should say that my friend Franklin Graham. Eyes in the film star Parker. She's a hero is in the film. Sam Rodriguez is in the film. My friend Dennis Prager is in the film. Brigitte Gabriel is in the film. I hope she didn't drink coffee before appearance has energy. She frightens me. Tons of people are in this film. Tell me Mike Lendell. You talked about doing this roundtable thing to tell my audience where you were just telling May. Yeah, well, I did this round table thinking it to be filmed commercials of Democrats that air flipping and they're giving me their reasons why we were taken segments from they're making these commercials for the president's campaign. But one of the things I heard brought back a lot of Ah resonated with me because one of the things was. It was a common theme. Other Christian values seem to have left the Democrat Party and and they were. Over here. Now on this comes this conservative area, and I know that I resonated with that, because you know, when I came out of addiction, I didn't know anything about politics. Eric and I'm going and I actually was on a trip to Israel. I was going with with Salem actually. And I had all these questions about what the liberal once the conservative once the Democrat, What's Republic. All these things? I asked And then I looked it up on going and almost all my Christian values felt there was a line in the sand. I go. How can there be goodbye? If I believe in if I'm pro choice, I'm over here. I'm pro life. I'm over here. There were all these crazy divisions and I'm going. Why would anybody want to be over here? Well, this is what I heard from these Democrats that they go there. They were flipping. You know, it's a lot of their reasons for equipment. Was there Christian values going? I no longer can support a party that believes in killing babies That believes in you know, and not to say that all Democrats believe that but their party that's what their party has drawn this line in the sand. And I thought that was very revealing. And I think that that word needs to get out to the people that you know this is what your party stands for All these things that are there again. Go against God on the Bible. I think people are waking up. I mean, look, I I became a Christian and I remember I voted for Jesse Jackson in the in the primary. I voted for Mike Dukakis and took me a while before I understood that as a Christian. My values were represented in the very flawed Republican Party better than in the very flawed Democratic Party and that couldn't be more clear. Today. I think of a big thing for me is, Biden said on day one. If he's elected, he's going to sign he's going to sign the Equality Act. This is going to be death for every church in America because it ends religious liberty. It basically says you are forced to hire Transgender openly gay Even if you're a church that says, we don't believe that with most churches would the government is finally ending Religious liberty. It'll never say that But But But Biden among all these radical things, has said that he's going to sign that Equality Act and I thought to myself, that's a scary that's a scary thing. Because religious liberty is at the heart of all liberty in America. This is this is not about you know, liberty for Christians. This is this is a fundamental idea that we're allowed to live out our faith, whatever it is, including no faith, and suddenly the government has stepped into that realm. And I tell all my Christian friends you've got to understand what's at stake. You must understand. The importance of voting. I wish we weren't here. But this is where we are right? Absolutely. And you know, you said it is even that when you said the flawed Republican Party had more, you know, had more faith in it or whatever more God, but at that time well, now you've had two things. You have one party really pulling the other direction. And then you have a president that it's all the Houston more stuff for for Christian and perch for religious freedom that any president ever the from praying to approach From, um from being, you know, anti abortion and all these things that he's done. He struck that party and said, Hey, this is our party. The way our faith is. I think what I always say is that the Republican Party always took serious Christians for granted. They think we got their vote. We don't even have to take them seriously. And that's exactly what the Democratic Party did with black American voters. They said. Look where they're going to go. They're gonna vote for us, so we don't have to do anything for them and they never did anything for them. They were black communities. And so this president takes He takes conservatives and evangelicals seriously. He understands that he has to represent them. But you know, before we go, we're gonna just have Ah, couple of minutes here, but You know, what is your sense of this election? You believe President Trump will win. What do you think is gonna happen? Going forward? I think it's gonna be a landslide. But I don't want to say that. I want everyone to get out and do their part. This isn't an election where you could just go like a traditional thing Where you go. Hey, go tell your make sure you get out there and not conduct. Tell your Republican friends to vote. No, you need to go across and you get you your Democrat friends. And you say, Look what this has done and show him the reality. You already have proof of concept than our president does the best in the history of presidency with wood. Economic, Um, the growth everything. We have the consumer confidence everything before the panda look at the stock..
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Don't make me do that. You know, I'm a hothead Mykland. L of my pillow dot com. You and I are both along with a lot of people in a new film called Trump 2024. I should say that my friend Franklin Graham eyes in the film Star Parker. She's a hero is in the film Sam Rodriguez. Is in the film. My friend Dennis Prager is in the film. Brigitte Gabriel is in the film. I hope he didn't drink coffee before appearance. Yes, Energy. She frightens me. Tons of people are in this film. Tell me, Mike Lendell. You talked about doing this roundtable thing to tell my audience where you were just telling may Yeah, well, I did this round table thinking it to be filmed commercials of Democrats that air flipping and they're giving me their reasons why we were taken segments from they're making these commercials for the president's campaign. But one of the things I heard Got back. A lot of Ah resonated with me because one of the things was. It was a common theme. Other Christian values seem to have left the Democratic Party and and they were over here. Now on this comes this conservative area, and I know that I resonated with that, because you know when I came out of addiction, I don't know anything about politics. Eric and I'm going and I actually was on a trip to Israel. I was going with the Salem actually, and I had all these questions about what's a liberal. Conservative Once the Democrat wants republic all these things I asked, and then I looked it up on going and almost all my Christian values. There was a line in the sand I go. How can there be if I if I believe in if I'm pro choice, I'm over here. I'm pro life. I'm over here. There were all these crazy divisions and I'm going. Why would anybody want to be over here? Well, this is what I heard from these Democrats. That they go there. They were flipping. Well, you know, it's a lot of the reasons for equipment. Was there Christian values going? I no longer can support a party that believes in killing babies That believes in you know, and not to say that all Democrats believe that but their party that's what their party has drawn this line in the sand. And I thought that was very revealing. And I think that that word needs to get out to the people that you know this is what your party stands for All these things that are there again. Go against God in the Bible. I think people are waking up. I mean, look, I became a Christian and I remember I voted for Jesse Jackson in the in the in the primary. I voted for Mike Dukakis. It took me a while before I understood that as a Christian. My values were represented in the very flawed Republican Party. Better than in the very flawed Democratic Party and that couldn't be more clear today. I think of a big thing for me is, Biden said on day one. If he's elected, he's going to sign. He's going to sign the Equality Act. This is going to be death for every church in America because it ends religious liberty. It basically says you are forced to hire transgender openly gay Even if you're a church that says we don't believe that which grows churches would the government is finally Ending religious liberty. It'll never say that. But but But Biden among all these radical things, has said that he's going to sign that Equality Act and I thought to myself, that's a scary that's a scary thing. Because religious liberty is at the heart of all liberty in America. This is this is not about you know, liberty for Christians. This is this is a fundamental idea that were allowed to live out our faith, whatever it is, including no faith, and suddenly the government has stepped into that realm. And I tell all my Christian friends you've gotta understand. And what's at stake. You must understand the importance of voting. I wish we weren't here. But this is where we are right. Absolutely. And you know, you said it is even that when you said the flawed Republican Party had more, you know, had more faith in it or whatever more God, but at that time well, now you've had two things. You have one party really pulling the other direction and then you have a president. That is all that he stood on more stuff for for Christian and perch of religious freedom that any president ever though. I'm praying to approach from from being, you know, anti abortion and all these things that he's done. He struck that party and said, Hey, this is our party. The where our faith is. I think what I always say is that the Republican Party always took serious Christians for granted. They figure we got their vote. We don't even have to take them seriously. And that's exactly what the Democratic Party did with black American voters. They said. Look where they're gonna go. They're going to vote for us, so we don't have to do anything for them and they never did anything for them. They black communities. And so this president takes He takes conservatives and evangelicals seriously. He understands that he has to represent them. But you know, before we go, we're gonna just have Ah, couple of minutes here, but You know, what is your sense of this election? You believe President Trump will win. What do you think is gonna happen? Going forward? I think it's gonna be a landslide. But I don't want to say that. I want everyone to get out and do their part. This isn't an election where you could just go like a traditional thing. Where you go. Hey, go tell your make sure you get out there and not conduct. Tell your Republican friends to vote. No, you need to go across and you get you a Democrat Friends. And you say, Look what this has done and show him the reality. You already have proof of concept than our president does the best in the history of presidency with Where would economic um the growth? Everything? We had the consumer confidence everything before the panda look at the stock parts. And nowhere is that after a pandemic or during a pandemic, its incredible So you have not only have proof of concept, but then you can talk to them and say, Hey, you know what? Look what Your party has gone..
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Talking Billy Hallowell. He has a new book out called Playing with Fire. Modern investigation into demons. Exorcises, Um And ghosts, Billy. I, um I never knew what I believed. And then suddenly, you know, 30 years ago, I came to faith. And I knew that this world that I was told the laugh at angels and demons. Were you kidding? That It was really Theo. Only question is What parts of it are really real and what parts of it are. There's exaggeration or there's misunderstanding or whatever. It's an invisible realm. But you know when we're talking about quantum physics, we're talking thinks there are many invisible realms that we investigate and eventually learn about scientifically. And so there's ever any question. About that. But this is around a lot of fuel, so I'm not I'm not going to go there and I think Hey, if it's really I want to go there and so The what I find interesting is people who are Christians themselves arguing about this. For example, you talk about demons, exorcism and ghosts. Of the existence of demons, the ability to cast out demons everything. Most people would have a problem with that. But many people myself included. Get confused. When you get into the realm of ghosts are ghosts. I was taught Oftentimes that ghosts are demons masquerading as disease. Loved ones. Ah, what do you say or what is your investigation let into And what does the Bible say? Yeah, You know that. That's the really interesting piece of this right? Because 43% of Americans, They believe that people can die and come back is go. So that's not just Christine. That's 43 4 out of 10. People believe that and so there's a real strong belief and actually, Mohr. People believe in demons. 45% believe that it's possible that demons exist. So you have this proportion of people again. They're not quite sure many of them what they believe. But they believe that something is happening. And so the way that Hollywood has shaped us is everything is the Exorcist, right? Spinning heads and vomiting and all that craziness. That's how people view exercise. Um, and on the flip side, a lot of people just assume that anything weird going on is ghost. But the experts that I spoke with and these are people who are on the front line. Some of some of these people are people. You know Sam Rodriguez and many others. You know, the discussion was really centered. Mohr on what you just said that these are that there are no people who are dying and remaining, but Find a few experts were open to that. But the idea was that demons will try to trick you into believing their deceased loved one. So you go and you try to communicate with your deceased mother. You go to a medium to a psychic, and you're really not talking to that person. Right? So a lot of this again, it's theory. It's idea. But we have to go back to Scripture. Right when in Scripture did we ever see an example of people coming back to haunt? And I won't. I don't want to spoil it. Now. There are a couple interesting examples in the Bible that people could say, Oh, is that an example of somebody dying and coming back after Jesus's Resurrection, for instance, is one example. There's scripture talking about people coming out of their tombs essentially and walking. It's almost this zombie like description, but that's tied to the resurrection. This amazing event. That has only happened once in human history. That's not the norm. So there are no examples that we have in Scripture of somebody definitively dying and returning on their own without God, bringing them about in some way. We see this with Samuel and Saul. There's another example that I'll give you of of God allowing. We don't know if it's a ghost, The ghost of Samuel or if it's an image that God's allowing salt to see, But so we don't have those examples. So you have to go back to Scripture. And when those experts go back, they don't see an example of a person dying, coming back and haunting. And when you really get into the meat of these stories, it really does seem like you're dealing with these demonic entities. You're not really dealing with that deceased loved one. And so I found that really Wristing because I've always personally wondered are ghosts real and I walked away from the book as a Christian feeling like, Well, no, I have no evidence that I could say, I believe, and I have a whole chapter on ghosts in there that ghosts are actually something that happened in real life. It is, you know, absolutely fascinating to get into this, because if you talk to many people, almost most people they have stories that they say. Well, I don't like to talk about this. I have never talked about this. And they tell you starting you think what is wrong with you? Why aren't you talking about that? That's kind of amazing s u here. Many people have stories of encounters, and I think that the reason that I like to talk about and the reason I'm glad you wrote this book is because God wants everything to come out into the light out into the open because he has answers. So when I think of people who are dealing with demonic oppression there, hearing voices They're dealing with stuff and they're being manipulated by these by these demons. It sounds crazy, but I mean, I've talked to many people have experienced this and there are ways to deal with it ways to pray for them ways to find out how you provided an opening for this demonic presence to come into your life. I was talking to Ah, A young woman about we're growing up. She'd watch turns of horror films on that was one of the ways that the demons came into her life. And as for exorcisms, I mean, I have seen You know, exoticism is kind of a fancy word, casting demons out of people. It's a really thing I've been there when it has happened. I've seen it and it's usually not as scary as you would think. Right. It's kind of basic. The power of God is far more powerful, infinitely more powerful than the power of the demons, and the only difference is do the people. Dealing with this know that, And if the people know it, they have no fear of demons. They know that the demons are swarming, writhing and fear of Jesus Eso again. I'm just I'm just so glad you wrote the book. What is some of the stories that you can share from? Others, one that and if people go and preorder it or even after after preorder, there's gonna be a podcast that playing with fire podcast where I'm talking with some of the people who told me their stories and even some people who are not in the book, but there's one that really stuck out to me. As I was working on the book Last fall, I saw I noticed the story. It was out of Arkansas on it was a local affiliate. And I'm always captivated when a media outlet is willing to actually cover one of these stories, and it's very rare. The Indiana case was a great example. Because everybody covered I don't if you remember, but that was 2013. That story was everywhere. It was in every way. A lot of mainstream outlets covering it was the Indianapolis star that actually broke the story in the first place, and they had enough documentation to do it. So I found this other story. It was in Arkansas. It happened last. It happened last year. It was October. 2019. It was this woman named Amy. And she's telling her story. She was paralyzed from the waist down. And as I'm reading this story, this woman is so brave..
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"Right, that was Mayor de Blasio again. The utter kind of insanity of what New York is facing right now, evidenced by him saying the obvious there. Well, we need to put more cops in certain areas. Hey, how about as some of the black leadership is saying today? How about we bring back the anti crime unit? How about we get back to the business of actually governing for the people here on the local level? That's the challenge. We're facing someone else who's seeing a challenge and is addressing it. Is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. You may know Reverend Sam Rodriguez. Sam. We had a chance to interface a couple of times over the last couple of years, and I appreciate you coming back on the show. The president has recently signed this executive order. On the priorities that it is given a concerning Hispanic prosperity. First of all. Why was it important that the president felt like he needed to make this demonstrably move, and secondly, what's the substance in the qualitative analysis of it? No. In the midst of the Malays. The consternation the national Lux Kogod all of a sudden, the president has his press conference and signed his executive order elevating a some pretty amazing, measurable, non rhetorical achievements of the past 3.5 years as it pertains to the Hispanic American community, right. Simply stated. In the past. You have years the Hispanic American community it's not surviving is actually driving. The lowest unemployment rate in American history. The middle class in the Latino community has exploded. And that's not sand. Rodriguez feel free to do your due diligence on that literally exploded entrepreneurship. A number of small business started by Latinos in the past year and 1/2 years record breaking numbers. So this executive order affirms that it solidifies that it provides a number of new incentives and she had to go your CEO there. And a number of others that were part of the commission now and an amazing commitment on behalf of the White House to solidify the largest fastest growing ethnic minority in America. Well, let's talk about that for a bit because you know, immediately after The head of Goya Foods made his statement. Of course AOC and everybody else was like, Oh, time for a boycott. Sam. How's that worked out How that boycott workout for going a few man I think I think going on right now. The CEO right now is drinking a camera macchiato fire. I was not saying I'd like a boycott to work against me that effectively. That would be awesome. No, he is He's going, though. Your your listeners are probably pretty. Julia is booming. Instead of sales going down, sales going up. It actually worked counter to the pro, By the way, the audacity of having anyone just quote unquote influencers. You know, Hollywood personality, whatever it may be. To call for a boycott. It's just outrageous. I mean, you really think that much of yourself you have the power to stop people from purchasing the products based on your political ideology, not based on anything that is rational, happy before Azour Eco's dignity of human life, But based on your political stance, get over yourself. Know what I love? Here's what I do, but That Latinos are not drinking the Kool Aid Hispanics. We're not cooling drink. Can I explain that 44% of Hispanics voted for George W. Bush in 2004? 30% voted for Trump in spite of what was proceed at the tweet in the rhetoric and be immigrate all that 30%. My point to us Latinos are not this monolithic voting constituency. They're gonna fall lock step, you know, according and march to the beat of the rhythm. Of liberal ideologues not gonna happen. It is the it is the quintessential independent electoral demographic, and I am glad that this community is emerging for such a time assist. Reverend Sam Rodriguez. Let's talk a little bit about how faith is connected to this. The president has done a phenomenal job across the board and creating and an economic environment to allow jobs to prosper across all ethnicities. But he's also been probably one of the most friendly presidents to actual believers in Jesus. And from that perspective, What are your what do you What do your observations He would have to go back to Reagan, but even argue if we have to protect the measurable deliver, Bols God bless Ronald Reagan President Trump has delivered more immeasurable outcomes beat executive orders. Supreme Court appointments and the federal level appointment to pertain to our judicial system. It is actually just above the fray above everyone else else. He's done local religious liberty in her life. I'm a pro life vital to died, and and I've been in it and it's but leave my other justice cost his life, Religious liberty and biblical justice that social justice, the biblical justice. And this president has done more for all three than any of the president of my lifetime. So it's truely better president it really has been. And what can I say? As a Christian as a pastor? As a father, I I want to be able to disseminate and preserve gospel Jesus for generations to come and do that freely about the persecution or prosecution that this president has. At least for now has to cure that right? Has a firm that that God given right, saying We should all be grateful. Talk to me a little bit about how the violence has impacted in recent weeks, especially the seven weeks since George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis. How has this outbreak of riots impacted the Latino community In particular, We hear a lot about white on black issue, but I feel like that kind of caught in between every white neighborhood in a black neighborhood is a brown neighborhood that is That is in sometimes geographically in the middle, but oftentimes philosophically or sociologically in the middle. Yes, that's true, And that's a great saving and right down the middle. And unfortunately no the violence and the rioting when George Floyd's tragic death Of course you myself all of us with contempt. It is reprehensible. Of course, but the violence and the rioting peaceful protesting is one thing but violent virus in the print and the protest. Ng has impacted communities of color across America. Psalm 89 14 Righteousness, justice, Truth in love and it it's not founded on a on a on a Judeo Christian biblical foundation. We will fail. Every buyable civil rights movement in America has publicly church has been at the center piece. That's true. And this is this is the first time Kevin in the first time we have a movie that it does not have the church. It doesn't recognize. God, I want you to hear me now. The current reality is not recognized God and has it and it is very much not recognizing God. It is anti Christian it. It's either dead. It's a manifesto, and we need a better way it This looks more like Malcolm X and less like Dr King Wei need a better way well, said. All right, Reverend Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Thank you for your Ah, important work. And thanks for being with us today. Thank you for having me. Alright. Kevin McCullough when we come back a final thought for today. Don't go anywhere. Hi. It's Jamie Progresses. Employee of the month. Two.
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"At to 1 to 8579630 That's two unto 8579630 for townhall dot com. The Little Sisters of the Poor just won a big case at the Supreme Court. But the wind goes far beyond the famous order of Catholic nuns. This decision is a big win for religious liberty and for moral conscience. In a seven to decision, the nation's highest court ruled that employers who have sincere religious or conscience beliefs against birth control cannot be forced to pay for contraception coverage under the Affordable Care act, commonly known as Obamacare. The majority decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas came nine years After groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor, protested that the Obama administration was forcing a violation of religious conscience through its rules on the Affordable Care act. The court upheld a policy correction made by the Trump administration that restored religious liberty and included the right of conscience for employers. It took both the Trump Administration and the Supreme Court to set this straight. Keep that in mind as you vote in November. I'm Albert Mohler. Public policy got covered. I kn dot edu You're listening to Kevin McCullough radio coming to you live from the Conners and Sullivan broadcast studio. You're listening to Kevin McCullough radio a big addition for this Wednesday. Stay with US confusion. All right. We've got a lot of people the way in. Sam Rodriguez, Jon Katz and Matea Shelly Goldberg. Kristen be Tate. But what are we going to kick off with? How about an admission by prominent black leaders in New York that we need the anti crime unit back? That's today's big story. Way tackle it first on Calvin McCullough radio. Something interesting is happening with having started this thing Hold on. Kevin has come out of nowhere in the color. I just want to help people think nationally syndicated radio hoping nobody can. Well, Everybody is a nationally syndicated radio host and author of No He can write. I think I read a total elimination is.
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"In the last six days. I mean we've got a lot recorded a lot coming your way. So thank you everybody. Who's out there listening right now? Let's talk about the platform. Well today is David about that. And we we're GonNa talk about this movie called the platform that you you told me I should watch. I actually hadn't even heard of it as you never would have a million years. Watch this without me. Let's be honest we're we're in. We're in the middle of time for movies. And can I ask? Is this the first pit that will come out? That will acknowledge like the effects of Corona virus. And all of us living in our house or have you had one already dense. That's hit the bid the feed. There's been I'm GonNa take a hit and also to my my answer off lies it. Thank you that kind of episode. I see what we have started this new series missing pieces so that did acknowledge what's going on. But this'll be the first main new episode new move like the idea of having a show called bitching pieces. Pieces is also another one. We're going to start. But yet they know what I was. GonNa say if I if I may wire. Netflix is just pumping out one after another and generally speaking there's no quality control. Just let us fill your screen up with as many pieces of content as possible fair. Can I can I give you a little bit of guidance though? Sure and it's pertinent to what we're about talk about. Yes and I'm just going to give you somebody who consumes a lot of that sort of tripe that you look down your nose at. Yes I if you ever want like quick shorthand on how to spot a good one if it's in Spanish it's probably really good. That's probably good recommendation. Like I mean I'm not just you know being preferential towards my people or anything like that but like all of the Spanish language offerings. That Netflix puts together on the TV and the movie side. It just ended up being really good in my opinion and we'll reserve judgment on this film until the end but like I think that that's a rule that people could probably follow sure. Well you know I I will just say right now. That's Mark Wahlberg. It's bad in Spanish. It's good that is a very good a way to judge things but one one weird thing about the way. I watched this movie. I want to get out of the way before we start getting into some puzzle. Pieces of this movie called the. We don't want to know that you're naked. I was fine. I was fully clothed while watching it. But tell me if it did this for you. Defaulted to English. Do you have any with this? I I saw on twitter today. I'm not the only one I push away in. The movie was in was in English but I noticed the the the lips weren't matching up and I noticed that because I usually watch movies with subtitles anyway just because and I noticed. The subtitles were like a different translation. It wasn't quite right. And then I went to settings in head automatically chosen an English dub instead of the Spanish language and I. I saw on twitter today. I'm not the only one. They're doing this to a lot of people. Okay Yeah it's it's them doing it. It's it's well okay. Yeah no I mean like you're right. It is them doing it in that. They own the platform. But it's your choices that I've noticed this from trying to raise in a quick plug for as I'm drunk and high podcast. A quick plug for inter the PODCAST. Any kid also a member of all points West as as somebody who's working really hard to raise a bilingual daughter in exploring the language options on all the streaming platforms all the time and vetting them to listening. Sometimes they suck and you would rather your kid not listened to the Spanish version because it actually is bad Spanish or poorly done writing but by the way I will say that the best the best platform out there for that stuff disney plus Disney plus is so good at like they really trance create. They don't just translate. They like actually make content. They remake rewrite the content yourself. But to your point what you're experiencing is a result of your own it's a algorithm algorithm designed resulting from your own behavior. Dear you're sitting here making a big assumption about me that I don't just randomly watch movies in Spanish for no good reason. No no no no. I'm not making that assumption about you. What what language did you watch? Roman I watched Roma in the language of cinema because I went and saw it in the theater. Okay what did they play? How did the Spanish titles in Spanish or something? Okay okay so my point is that on the streaming platforms. Don't act. I'll smoke. Because he saw you were one of the thirty people that got to see Roman in theaters. Like I'm nobody got to see growing clearly better than most people so I will say I'm not. I'm not making any judgments about you. What I'm telling you is my own experience as a parent trying to raise a a bilingual kit and exploring exploring language options on the different streaming platforms. What I found is it makes that judgment for you. It makes the judgement the whatever hundreds thousands of hours of television and movies that you've watched Netflix over the course of the years that data's informing their decision to serve that up to you in English and not at Spanish. And I can tell you that because it's served it up to me in Spanish I yeah I guess. There's there's going to be a lot of that where it's you know. What would the algorithms and all that stuff? It's going to figure things like that out in and decide what you're going to see. That actually brings me to one more question that I wanted to ask you before we get into some puzzle pieces Was this a movie. That was on radar. Before it hit your net flicks feed or was it something. That looks interesting. Piecing it together and a bird road listener and my colleague. Sam Rodriguez Props OUT TO SAMP creative director at my agency where I work He put it on my radar and he was so at adamant about it. And we're living in these weird times. Were like we all have this like buffer even parents. We have this buffer of like bandwidth. We don't have more time living under this cove nineteen situation. It's like we don't have more time. It's just that everything is fluffier and begs to be filled in and I had like an hour and a half that big to be filled in and based on Sam Rodriguez vehement recommendation. I popped it on and was hooked immediately. Yeah I do nothing about it. Yeah I'm really glad you brought it to my attention. I probably would've skipped it but Yeah I'm glad to be talking about it and this is going to. It is out there in the Zeitgeist. A little people are talking about it on social. It's not like one of those ones that you were talking about that. Just kind of comes and goes and now it's like Oh just some other trash movie or you know this is definitely topless. Yeah this is made. It may have like showed up out of the blue but it's definitely captured some attention but I'd say why don't we jump right in because this is a weird movie and we'll have plenty to talk about. Why don't you go with your first puzzle piece? So I'M GONNA go with my first one and I think I'm going to be stealing one from you. Probably if I had to bet Tell me if I do or don't My first puzzle piece is twenty. Thirteen's snow piercer. Which of course was directed by punctured? You Hope starring Chris Evans till the Swinton Conclo- song-hui ball gotten to know in the last year along with bonds. You hope who we've all gotten to know in the last year from Shor from a human boy no parasite so so snow. Piercer was an English language movie mostly English language although I think there was some Korean spoken by some of the characters Yeah that focused on a level based near future dystopia Right where under-classes were subject to a scorn and subject to oppression and subjugation from Lower classes were subject to those things from upper classes right from the upper class SCHORR. It was his unapproachable. Unassailable broken. Not Broken actually was working perfectly working. Exactly the way that it should system exa- yeah and What our story was in both of these movies was getting to watch characters to varying degrees of success. Actually no let me take that back to pretty much. The same degree of success Challenge those structures and take them on and try to defeat them and incur huge losses along the way and And ultimately I also think that they both have the they both share these movies probably the same weak point which is the ambiguity of the ending And Not really knowing like okay so then what all of a sudden this is just like an art film that like you know like a student art film at the at the for the last ten minutes. I don't get it but that you know we can talk about that later but Yeah so snow. Snow piercer which. I don't know if you ever saw that Dave. I really liked that movie. I finally watched it last year and I. I know that movie gets so much praise. I didn't like it that much. I like this a lot more than snow piercer. But it's definitely. The comparison is like right there. It's a vertical version of snow piercer. Basically and I mean it's a perfect first puzzle would be off. Yeah exactly yeah so but yeah no. That's definitely the first thing I think either of us would have to bring up because it's such a clear comparison there in just fit so well and it is a beloved movie. I mean I. I don't know why it didn't really work that well for me I. I enjoyed the central metaphor of it. I thought it was pretty clever. I just didn't find the actual plot that. When will you know you don't mind? My theory is too because I also don't think snow. Piercer was like an incredible movie the way that is portrayed to be. It was a really really good movie. I thought it was a very good movie right but I think that Snow Piercer was the last movie that Bond Jude who who was very devoted his career at that point in twenty thirteen. It was his last movie where people who were like film nerds. We're going to get to have him all to themselves. They thought like. Oh He's GonNa go mainstream and big. After this movie English language it has a A US an American English speaking leading man. A Big Star in it Okay bonds you hoes about to go super commercial so like. Let's all be on the fact that we were in on him in day. One right we've always known about him and so it got a lot of that critical acclaim and You know film twitter love and Shit like that from people's kind of just saying like Oh. Yeah Yeah we've known about Bongino forever. But what's funny is. He didn't really hit until just last year right. Yeah no because this movie. This is the mark a little bit like. I don't think it got good attention like you say but it didn't really it didn't really take over or it wasn't a huge touchstone or anything like that for the film in. Two thousand thirteen and I and I wonder before I move onto my first piece. I wonder how much of this release was plans. You know if they were just waiting on a moment and then Oh shit this whole cova thing hits and everybody is buying up toilet paper and not leaving any over for anybody and they're okay time. Let's let's release this thing or if this was on the on the books for months and months and it just wasn't on radar but it was already so that's a whole other conversation that we could have one day adjacent to you know that's our conversation. Maybe Yeah Yeah. It's more of a culture conversation where it's like. The the dexterity that platform south when net flicks versus a studio. Imagine all the different. It'd be like trying to turn the titanic around trying to you know. Imagine like if you're a studio all the the the mountains you have to move to just be like. Oh we've got this move ready we're gonNA drop it right now. It's it's implausible. I mean during Noncovic time when there's movie theaters involved in you know to do with the whole hour. Turn around thirty thirty six hour. Thirty six hundred hundred crazy all right well jumping in my next piece. Which is the movie saw from Leland? L? Who just had a big hit with the invisible man remake But saw this movie so not to get totally in and just go beat for beat about what what the story is but basically these people they wake up in this prison like situation where there's a there's three hundred thirty three levels and two prisoners per level and every thirty days.
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"All right. Welcome to a new episode of piecing together the podcast where we take a look a new movie and try to figure out what movies inspired it and today on the show. I know we've been jumping back and forth between new movies and older movies with are missing pieces series But this is a new one. That actually came out a couple of weeks ago on Netflix. It's called the platform. It's a very crazy metaphor for capitalism dressed. Up in a genre horror sci fi kind of film and I'm glad that our guest for the episode David. Kenya's my buddy cue from bird road from here on all points West. He brought this to my attention because I probably would have never seen it otherwise and I really enjoyed it. I talk a Lotta Shit about Netflix but This is a good one is a very good one. You should definitely watch it before we get into this conversation. If you haven't yet should also make sure subscribe to piecing it together on your podcast APP of choice. You should rate and review us on Apple. Podcasts and Pod Chaser. You should follow us on social media at piecing pod and joined the FACEBOOK GROUP. Popcorn and puzzle pieces there. I just I ran through all that real quick. You should also check out bird road while you're at it because we got a new episode up and I think you'll enjoy it. It's a fun one especially if you enjoy this. We're we're about to rain here. Let me just say before we get into this conversation Q. Was in rare form. And it's a it's a little bit all over the place but it was definitely a lot of fun to do. I hope you enjoy it and Yes so we're GonNa talk about the platform. And what can I say lots of new piecing it together? Come your way aside from this one we are. We'RE RECORDING LEFT. And Right we've done in about five episodes in the last six days. I mean we've got a lot recorded a lot coming your way. So thank you everybody. Who's out there listening right now? Let's talk about the platform. Well joining me today. Is David about that? And we we're GonNa talk about this movie called the platform that you you told me I should watch. I actually hadn't even heard of it as you never would have a million years. Watch this without me. Let's be honest we're we're in. We're in the middle of time for movies and can ask. Is this the first pit that will come out? That will acknowledge like the effects of Corona virus. And all of us living in our house or have you had one already dense. That's hit the bid the feed. There's been I'm GonNa take a hit and also to my my answer off lies it. Thank you that kind of episode. I see what we have started this new series missing pieces so that did acknowledge what's going on. But this'll be the first main new episode new move like the idea of having a show called bitching pieces. Pieces is also another one. We're going to start. But yet they know what I was. GonNa say if I if I may is a. Netflix is just pumping out one after another and generally speaking there's no quality control. Just let us fill your screen up with as many pieces of content as possible fair. Can I can I give you a little bit of guidance though? Sure and it's pertinent to what we're about talk about. Yes and I'm just going to give you somebody who consumes a lot of that sort of tripe that you look down your nose at. Yes I if you ever want like quick shorthand on how to spot a good one if it's in Spanish it's probably really good. That's probably good recommendation. Like I mean I'm not just you know being preferential towards my people or anything like that but like all of the Spanish language offerings. That Netflix puts together on the TV and the movie side. It just ended up being really good in my opinion and we'll reserve judgment on this film until the end but like I think that that's a rule that people could probably follow sure. Well you know I I will just say right now. That's Mark Wahlberg. It's bad in Spanish. It's good that is a very good a way to judge things but one one weird thing about the way. I watched this movie. I want to get out of the way before we start getting into some puzzle. Pieces of this movie called the. We don't want to know that you're naked. I was fine. I was fully clothed while watching it. But tell me if it did this for you. Defaulted to English. Do you have any with this? I I saw on twitter today. I'm not the only one I push away in. The movie was in was in English but I noticed the the the lips weren't matching up and I noticed that because I usually watch movies with subtitles anyway just because and I noticed. The subtitles were like a different translation. It wasn't quite right. And then I went to settings in head automatically chosen an English dub instead of the Spanish language and I saw on twitter. Today I'm not the only one they're doing this to a lot of people. Okay Yeah it's it's them doing it. It's it's well okay. Yeah no I mean like you're right. It is them doing it in that. They own the platform. But it's your choices that I've noticed this from trying to raise in a quick plug for as I'm drunk and high podcast. A quick plug for inter the PODCAST. Any kid also a member of all points West as as somebody who's working really hard to raise a bilingual daughter in exploring the language options on all the streaming platforms all the time and vetting them to listening. Sometimes they suck and you would rather your kid not listened to the Spanish version because it actually is bad Spanish or poorly done writing but by the way I will say that the best the best platform out there for that stuff Disney plus Disney plus is so good at like they really trance create. They don't just translate. They like actually make content. They remake rewrite the content yourself. But to your point what you're experiencing is a result of your own it's a algorithm algorithm designed resulting from your own behavior. Dear you're sitting here making a big assumption about me that I don't just randomly watch movies in Spanish for no good reason. No no no no. I'm not making that assumption about you. What what language did you watch? Roman I watched Roma in the language of cinema because I went and saw it in the theater. Okay what did they play? How did the Spanish titles in Spanish or something? Okay okay so my point is that on the streaming platforms. Don't act. I'll smoke. Because he saw you were one of the thirty people that got to see Roman in theaters. Like I'm nobody got to see growing clearly better than most people so Yeah I will say I'm not. I'm not making any judgments about you. What I'm telling you is my own experience as a parent trying to raise a a bilingual kit and exploring a exploring language options on the different streaming platforms. What I found is it makes that judgment for you. It makes the judgement the whatever hundreds thousands of hours of television and movies that you've watched Netflix over the course of the years that data's informing their decision to serve that up to you in English and not in Spanish. And I can tell you that because it's served it up to me in Spanish I yeah I guess. There's there's going to be a lot of that where it's you know. What would the algorithms and all that stuff? It's going to figure things like that out in and decide what you're going to see. That actually brings me to one more question that I wanted to ask you before we get into some puzzle pieces Was this a movie. That was on radar. Before it hit your net flicks feed or was it something. That looks interesting. Piecing it together and a bird road listener and my colleague. Sam Rodriguez Props OUT TO SAMP creative director at my agency where I work He put it on my radar and he was so at adamant about it. And we're living in these weird times. Were like we all have this like buffer even parents we have this buffer of like bandwidth We don't have more time living under this cove nineteen situation. It's like we don't have more time. It's just that everything is fluffier and begs to be filled in and I had like an hour and a half that big to be filled in and based on Sam Rodriguez vehement recommendation. I popped it on and was hooked immediately. Yeah I do nothing about it. Yeah I'm really glad you brought it to my attention. I probably would've skipped it but Yeah I'm glad to be talking about it and this is going to. It is out there in the Zeitgeist. A little people are talking about it on social. It's not like one of those ones that you were talking about that. Just kind of comes and goes and now it's like Oh just some other trash movie or you know this is definitely topless. Yeah this is made. It may have like showed up out of the blue but it's definitely captured some attention but I'd say why don't we jump right in because this is a weird movie and we'll have plenty to talk about. Why don't you go with your first puzzle piece? So I'M GONNA go with my first one and I think I'm going to be stealing one from you. Probably if I had to.
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"And now we continue the conversation between and Graham lots and Kevin McCollum talk about that need that we actually have to be as dependent upon him but the rest of the time too and how does that change your life of course and the Holy Spirit is wonderful so are some of his name's reveal his character you know who he is and and he's our strength and he's on advocate intercessor our helper stand by the praise when we don't know what to pray exactly and and so he you know I read a statistic that twenty two percent of adult Americans are desperate so desperately lonely that they have suicidal thoughts and and that long and this is just an epidemic among millennials and we see that in their suicide rate in the rest and it's just and and even though aware and I'm in or out of state was stripped of some of the people I love the most I'm not more of loneliness knock at my door but it never came in because of the Holy Spirit so the Holy Spirit is his constant companionship and I did more Kevin then the last four years and just arrive it's not just that I made it through I made it through and never lost my joy never lost not peace I never lost my hope for the next day never lost a strong sense of purpose that god allowed this for a reason it wasn't a surprise to him your belief in god sovereignty and increased over this period were you rest and that you just you just fall back into his arms and you just rest and knowing that he's on the throne that he's in charge and that he has a plan and purpose for my life that nothing is an accent when I'm surrendered to him and where my life is in his will then nothing that happens to me is by accident it's not going to call it's you know it's all for planning purposes allows for greater purpose and for his glory and that's what I live for I'm a live to bring glory to god and by that I mean not to be in a you know a shining but that people would look and listen to me and see me and and they would see something of the character of Jesus and me and therefore they would want to know him I think we're kind of instructed to live that way and being read Eddie to give an answer for the hope that all with all my heart I want to yeah we're speaking with engram lots Jesus in me is the book experiencing the Holy Spirit is a constant companion and I want to get into some of the way you've kind of set up the book in a second but let me ask you about could you do a lot of speaking at conferences and and you're out you mean you're you're amongst the masses alive in terms of sharing god's word and and what he's put on your heart what do what do you think the church could do I don't know differently I I hesitate to use the word better but maybe differently to emphasize more in a healthy way what the Holy Spirit is given to us for and how we can best not only accessing but realize that he's there with us and and and commune more is perfectly with him in this day and age what I think this is generally speaking right I would challenge the church to get back to the Bible that they would you know we've substituted and I'm hesitant to say these are written a book about this but but not books about the couple but back to the Bible the script right right and believing it because the the Bible clearly testifies and second Timothy that all scripture is spirit briefs so the Holy Spirit inspired every word of scripture Jesus said not one jot or tittle would pass away all would be for failed so I believe the Bible from genesis to revelation is god's word it's true and maybe the things I don't understand but but I believe that it's god's word he's the gentleman he doesn't live in the truth and so if the church would get back to teaching the Bible not just have knowledge about how to apply it to your life and how to live it out and how to know the god of the Bible so god speaks to me through his word and so I want to read my Bible listening for his voice Brenda speak through it to me you know and and that comes alive and then get back to prayer and I'm talking to a real person not to gossip sessions for her and you know we're praying for so and so did you know as you know the husband just laughter the child just rebelled or you know we we request is gossip and but we're we could play with each other and pray for the church and pray for our nation and and pray for us to pray for the world that she lost and going to hell without Jesus spring for the peace of Jerusalem those are things on my heart I love the the heart behind that engram losses who were speaking with Jesus in me is the name of the book experiencing the Holy Spirit as a constant companion and it it's been endorsed by fantastic people invece just some of the names if I mentioned them to you Dr Ronnie Floyd Sam Rodriguez who I had a chance to make this last year for the first time but what a delightful guy Priscilla Shirer in K. Arthur just some and let me ask you about the things that we you just you just ran off a list of things that the Holy Spirit helps us do and I found it in my own area of walk bringing in light meant to scripture that I'm struggling with has been one area that I've I've asked god give me insight about this in the Holy Spirit has helped make things more understandable clear I guess clarity is a is an emphasis of mine and then also in the arena of worship there has been a newness of welcoming understanding appreciating got spirit and it's it it is emotional but it is not necessarily human based emotion in fact some of the songs that I've found recently in our own congregation that I'm worshipping most deeply and I don't even like the melody or the beat or whatever else that it is but I I but you know we now project all this this the lyrics on the screens in our churches and sometimes there are there are there are phrases of truth that speak to me and actually cut me deep and all of a sudden I'm crying about something that I that I have probably some through many many times but the Holy Spirit open that window of understanding at that moment at least that's my understanding of what happened in the area of worship and personal study what is the holy spirit's role when the holy spirit week we can't worship god Jesus said unless we worship him in spirit and in truth and so in spirit with the fundamentalists are really good about the truth part yeah spirit part now we've always and what that means with earnestness in sincerity and are also in the person of the Holy Spirit and I just spoke at a church on Sunday here in the city and that the first song when they opened up in their worship and they were singing you know it's packed out and and I had to control myself not to burst into tears and and just be on my face you know it was amazing many of the songs they sang were were old hymns and but just through the wonderful new tempo and some some of the courses that I hadn't heard for a while but you're the consider maybe older not the modern you know the contemporary once today but they still have powerful measure and it was not you can tell when the spirit is present in the worship there sometimes when the worship is a performance and you feel that they're checking it often they're just doing it you know exactly right I feel disconnected from those yeah I feel like it's all show and there's no engagement that it's very difficult so it's the Holy Spirit within us yeah that bears witness I think that he's he's involved in this so it's not just the words on a screen although it can be better there's something in the atmosphere the leader of the worship that we were on Sunday morning with somebody who didn't write things down he just let it as the spirit team let him and it was amazing and the atmosphere was just electric with the Holy Spirit was very precious Jesus in me is the book written by and Graham locks and Kevin McCullough continues the conversation next on the best of Kevin McCullough.
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Stuff Sam Rodriguez guy the conservative guy we know that and the he is seen the same place that she's seen I just been corrected to Crenshaw's a Republican this story had it wrong I apologize for that he still right but Rodriguez it was a conservative with this organization said that he's been left with a drastically different perception of the facility the patches that her comments about the border patrol detention center in el Paso Texas left him full of in the nation even as a veteran of immigration policy in the US I was shocked at the misinformation crisis at the border says Sam Rodriguez who told fox news the pastor serves as the president of the national Hispanic Christian leadership conference I am the senior pastor of the new seasons Christian worship center in Sacramento he's an individual that is as teams up with our buddy who writes the column the V. wonderful kid who wrote the book from Fresno here you don't want talking about don't give me a wink so he's implored needle to everybody to address the system and not to listen to a see because she's telling lies just as grand shot said and again Crenshaw Republican not a Democrat I correct the story that was wrong it's exactly the opposite of what she has been saying show I hope this turns up when a Rubens columns about he knows a ribbon Everett he knows this guy Rodriguez in fact they were just in this area doing a little get together on and immigration perhaps you saw so we've got two entities there who are just saying you know debunking all of.
"sam rodriguez" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"J allow me to introduce my friend of his country's most widely read lucky. No columnists. He is an author and about number of things. But also an event that he's going to be a part of. And that is Ruben Navarette Ruben how you've been good to have you back. Good to be back with you. Thanks so much for having me on my pleasure for business. I talked to the people about this event. This immigration forum. I guess we can call it that you're going to be a participant in. Well, thank you know, almost as long as I've been hosting radio shows, which goes back twenty five years, I've been giving speeches around the country, and what I think I've been doing the last five years great program WI fi very interesting people sit down with them for conversations, then this, you know, ten or twelve times. And now, I'm bringing this to Fresno. I'll be speaking with and having a great conversation with Reverend Sam Rodriguez who's one of the most famous Latino delicate leaders in the country, advises President Trump on immigration other issues, he's based in Sacramento, but speak all over the country in the world. He he is now most famously the producer of a new breakthrough that everybody's talking about he's the author of several books, and he's just a great and thoughtful guy. So we'll be saying down in Fresno at people's church on cedar on Tuesday this coming Tuesday from nine AM to ten PM open to the public people can get tickets at bright dot com. Going to be talking about all sorts of good stuff about faith, and politics and Trump an immigration. How it all together to make great show? Sounds good. Sounds like a very interesting, man. I'm not that familiar with him. But I did do a little doodling and learned a lot about the dude he seems very very deep. Very enlightening. Yeah. He's conservative by nature may Latinos, are is has parents are Puerto Rican parents from Puerto Rico. He was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania, very very well. He was a teacher. In fact, he taught English and civics up until his thirties before he converted over and became a preacher, Reverend nationally internationally known. But he's a really bright guy and known a personal level rate may times I've known him over the years. I've gone to him when I'm in trouble as I tend to go to climb in trouble. There are times like is overwhelming. I'm dealing with personal lots the family members from like go to him. He's my spiritual adviser we've never met. We've never had never been the same room together. But during this program forever, and it'll be fun to finally do it back home and fresno's place that I love, you know, you talk about many Latinos being conservative, and I've always said, there's nothing more conservative than the maternal nucleus. The large, you know, Hispanic family. I mean, right then other than their outward politics there. Inward politics, very conservative. Would you agree? Absolutely. You know on a personal level even political level. You know, you have issues like abortion, for instance, where you have many people to come to my mind are the two women I respect most in the world, my mother, and my wife are both pro-life. I happened to be pro choice. I'm the odd man out, you know, but this is a very conservative community, and as you as you say correctly, the nucleus, the family the most important to Filipinos family, the family, the family and ironically when they come here with their families oftentimes intact the longer they spend in the United States. They take on our American ways, right, which means kids are going through the drive thru mom and dad are eating separately. Nobody home anymore. It's interesting. How that works. You know, they come with their values intact. But the longer they stay here in a simulate the more they become like the rest of us got helped him. Yeah. I hear you. You know, you mentioned him a digress. A little bit here because I want to refer to today's column that you wrote you talk about when you're in need you refer to this gentleman. This Rodriguez the Reverend when you've made mistakes when you're in dark times, your call them today was kind of unusual very introspective. Very very personal. You wanna talk about that? I'm jay. Are we talking about the I did a syndicated column on my friend from college? The loss marking the anniversary. They lost in the anniversary of his death this week. I did a column for the daily on the border vigilantes. I think you have both I do have. But I was talking about this very personal column about the loss of your friend. Very good. Well, you know here. This is the fiftieth anniversary of the death of a young man who I knew in college. He was my college roommate he was from Connecticut. He was as a talion of. I am Mexican American in terms of third or fourth generation. I used to go to house often and sit with his parents, and they took me in my second family, and I knew him very intensely during this first ten years of his life in the ten years of of our relationship in the next ten years. We grew apart as often as the case Ray, we have all these friends, right? And they drift out of our lives. And I became very consumed with my life and family moving around the country, and you know, falling in love with girlfriends, and then finding my wife and having kids, and I got distracted by all that stuff. And I I just didn't reach out to end as much as I should have. And then he died tragically in a car accident in San Diego when he was thirty seven years old now fifteen years ago this week. So I. Have fifteen years Wanda, write this column about this friend of mine and how he really touched my life. And I just had I've been scared, but I've been resistant to do it. I'd written thousands of column about other thing, and I decided to write back home this week. So that's what you have for you. That's a little different for you. We were I was kind of surprised to see that. But good for you. It's good to get that side of an individual once in a while. And and you you kind of cut it loose a little bit. A gay man. He he came up to me in college. Now people like people to check. I I'm reminded of Jesse my friends not just because of the obvious parallels here, but you know, his goodness. He started dude gonna depend on how you feel about a person you can't say too much, as you know, Ray about YouTube that somebody has the ability to connect to people on a human level. It's so much more valuable than your IQ and just have that in buckets. And so he touched each of us. I've reached that's was parents. And I've told them, you know, now that on the parent of three kids, I know my singular poker for my kids won't be forgotten that they will impact people in positive ways. Right. That means more to me than riches and Ivy league degrees for that. I want them to have an impact on people. And man, I told him your son had impact on hundreds of us the Daily Beast common column about the border vigilantes. Yeah. He that one to the audience who what what are the who? And one of these border vigilantes. Yeah. So my dad is you know, is a cough retired top and dependents DNA cups on the job at thirty seven years. And so I've always had sort of a special mocking contempt for people who wanna play pump. We're not real cops want to impersonate cops and rather than go into the kademi and go through the process and become a cop. They just pick up, you know, the near armament and had to the border in this case. So there are border vigilantes in New Mexico that have gathered there, they say to defend the border rounding up and detaining immigrants illegal immigrants so people coming across their legal because it could be seeking asylum. Many of them seem to be seeking asylum, and they never get to that process because people are detaining them and then learning border patrol to come pick them up. So I was bothered by it bothered by the rhetoric coming out of it. I'm bothered by the idea of lording over people that you're detaining because you've got a lotta back weapon or somehow Matic lack of weapon or have you? You know, this is not in in league with the best or in concert with the best traditions of our country. And I told these folks if they want to become a patrolman almost four they go through the process twenty two weeks of training, they can become border patrolman, and assuming they can pass the psychic them with not sure all of them. Can you know, we'll walk him onto the forest making this a freelance like this with no authority. They're being challenged by the governor. They're being challenged by border patrol by local police. They don't care and anybody who makes them move on the left the American way. Right. So the issue there, basically is fake cops. But you it is. Yeah. Go ahead. Well, let's take tops. And it's like yet somehow that they think the country's being invaded the country was legitimately being invaded. People would pick up arms, and Fresno, Bendigo and everywhere they go out there and defend their homes and the like, so they think the country's being invaded and they show up and the on these families coming across women children men and others, and they tell them, you know, in Spanish that here. Sit here come here to stay gear. Commanding them around. The parents are looking terrified clutching their kids as this person, you know, with a gun playing playing top is trying to imitate them. So something we don't need. I'm all for legitimate law enforcement by real cops who went through the program paid their fees to become cops. I'm not, but you've all people are very aware of the border crisis immigration problem the legal issue. That's that befall in the United States, which is not a good one. And and you know, you've written columns on that this thing doesn't seem getting any closer to being resolved. Give me some space on that. One talk to me. Yeah. So here's the thing. I find interesting I was in Israel been digital once that I liked changing variance. And when I went to Israel you see the bay for time used to bring Palestinian into their homes to act as household help. And then I think after the second intifada they became a security concern in the same. You can't do that anymore. So if the Israelis didn't said would instead of simply doing their own chores, they brought in people from Vietnam southeast Asia to do their choice for that. Right. And the the phrase comes to mind is kind kinda like writing the tiger. It's the fact that we have for so long in San Diego in Fresno and elsewhere become really accustomed to being able to make middle class wages but live in upper middle class life because we had access to cheap, affordable, dependable labor. That's not just farmers household all over Fresno old Sagan the life. Right. And so they come here because they know the way because people in in those little they'll just an Salvador in Mexico. Oh, they kind of know about Fresno in really Sanger. And they know these names, and the reason they know these names because you know, I had a cousin who went I don't feel the win. So here we are. Yeah. It's crisis crisis. We had our handed creating and I think what most people see Reagan. They only tune into the story in the last ten minutes, and they say, wow, you remind our own business all these people want to get into the country when they want to get into the country to head the certain cities where they have family members who are doing chores for us..