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Taking dominion:  Champion the Vote unites with Hispanic New Apostolic Reformation movement

Taking dominion: Champion the Vote unites with Hispanic New Apostolic Reformation movement

The latest group to be featured by the Champion the Vote project is the Hispanic Action Network, led by "apostles and prophets" of the New Apostolic Reformation network.

United in Purpose's Champion the Vote aims to get more Christians "with a Biblical worldview" to the voting booth to vote for candidates who oppose abortion, oppose marriage equality, will cut government spending and will stand for "religious freedom."  Among its many supporters are Christian right organizations like the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America and the American Family Association.  Another "Champion the Vote" proponent is Kenneth Copeland, who proclaimed last November, "If you're a Christian and you don't vote, then you are out of line with the Word of God.  You're out of line in your place as a believer in the Body of Christ because the United States of America is the only nation in history that was ever organized by people for a specific purpose to praise and worship God."

Quoting a statement by Charles Finey, the latest Champion the Vote video (embedded below) says, "If the very foundations of our nation fall away, the pulpit is responsible."  The "Hispanic Action Network" will provide pastors with "an easy way to encourage your congregation to become responsible Christian citizens" and "equip them to apply a biblical worldview to every area of their lives."  The Network claims to offer "a biblical citizenship model that's run by a volunteer leader, appointed by you" who will be trained to mobilize Christians to take action.

This latest effort for "biblical citizenship" appears to be fueled by New Apostolic Reformation leaders who promote seven mountains dominionist theology, such as Cindy Jacobs, who participated in a ceremony called "DC 40" which promoted the idea that the nation's capital should be renamed "the District of Christ" and Lou Engle of The Call.  Jacobs and Engle have been active with groups such as the Oak Initiative in promoting seven mountains theology, as Right Wing Watch reported back in 2010.

The Hispanic Action Network's about page states,

Mark Gonzales is the Founder of the United States Hispanic Action Network and the United States Hispanic Prayer Network, two organizations that God is using in this hour to awaken, equip and engage the Hispanic church to establish His Kingdom agenda on the earth.

Mark travels the nation extensively, training, engaging and mobilizing the church—the Hispanic church in particular—in prayer and civic action from a biblical worldview.

Mark has been an effective leader in the movements of prayer and civic engagement for over 14 years. He has had the honor of working alongside many great men and women of God in both the church and governmental arenas.

Partnering with his spiritual mother, Cindy Jacobs of Generals International and with his great friend, Lou Engle of TheCall, Mark has played a key role in mobilizing prayer, especially among the Hispanic church, all over America.

Mark has also had the honor of speaking at the White House, in front of Congress, and has chaired numerous election campaigns, from the local to national level. In the 2008 Presidential Elections, Mark was appointed Chair to the National Hispanic Advisory Council for John McCain.

Mark has also been the visionary and pioneer for several prayer and civic action initiatives, including the Standing for Truth Foundation, which works to see American citizens, especially, people of faith, engaged in the civic arena and exercising their God given right to vote from a Biblical worldview, while taking a stand for Biblical principles though out American society.

According to Gonzales' affiliated The Standing for Truth Foundation, "The Standing For Truth Foundation believes that God has communicated absolute truth to man through the Bible, and that all men everywhere at all times are subject to the authority of God's Word. Therefore, a culture based on Biblical truth best serves the well-being of our country, in accordance with the vision of our founding fathers."

Speaking at a 2011 anti-abortion rally in Dallas, Gonzales accused Planned Parenthood of "killing our lineage and our heritage."  He also was a staunch reporter of then-candidate Stephen Broden, who in 2010 ran an unsuccessful campaign on the Republican ticket to represent Texas' 30th District in Congress.  "We have somebody that we can finally vote for, as a conservative, in District 30," Gonzales said of Broden.  "We finally have an individual that represents our values to the core.  As a pastor and a minister, as an evangelical, [I can support him] because I don't have to compromise anything I believe in."  In 2009, Broden called for a "revolution," which could include a "violent overthrow" of the government.


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