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8 JUNE 2009
PASTOR STEVEN ANDERSON RECOUNTS HIS RECENT PUBLIC ORDEAL OF PHYSICAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF FEDERAL OFFICIALS, ON THE 8 – 12 JUNE 09 “FUTURE QUAKE” RADIO PROGRAMS
Nashville, TN – Steven Anderson, pastor and founder of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, AZ, recounts his recent public ordeal of physical and civil rights abuse at the hands of federal law enforcement officials, and the aftermath and lessons learned from the experience, with host “Doctor Future” and co-host Tom Bionic, airing daily during the week of 8 June on the “Future Quake” program, broadcast on the Christian talk radio station WENO, 760 AM in Nashville, TN (and archived at http://www.futurequake.com). In this interview, Pastor Anderson describes in detail the chain of events that occurred on a fateful day recently, when an impromptu roadside check is set up by the U.S. Border Patrol on Interstate 8 (a highway that does not cross the southern border), at a location approximately fifty miles from the border, which is then encountered by Pastor Steven, a bi-vocational pastor returning home from a remote job for his alarm business. After being accused of possibly having drugs on board but with no evidence or cause for the search cited, Pastor Anderson invoked his Constitutional right to decline approval of the vehicle search, which began an odyssey of physical and civil rights abuse that lasted for countless hours. After breaking the driver's side glass and dragging the pastor's face over the broken glass, he was continuously tased as he collapsed out of the vehicle and for some time afterwards, all offering no physical resistance or retaliation, and pleading for mercy, while taunted and ridiculed by federal officials while receiving the brutal treatment. Fortunately, Pastor Stevens had a video camera in his vehicle that captured much of this horrific abuse, which has become a sensation on the Internet and elsewhere on the Web. Pastor Stevens recounts his extended detainment afterwards, being delayed from receiving medial attention for hours, while being cited for cracked windshield glass by the very men who broke his window glass. He also describes the response he has received from others, almost all of which has been supportive, except for a number of Christians who reprimanded him for not “obeying authorities” and for “resisting the Government”. The remainder of the interview reflects upon the ramifications of the experience, and rampant trampling of Constitutional Rights by federal law enforcement and political figures, and the passivity observed from intimidated state officials. Pastor Anderson explains the need for Christians to take brave stands for Constitutional lawfulness and principle, even when compliance would be very convenient and lawful resistance will result in suffering and affliction, to expose evil and lawlessness, and to protect those more vulnerable and weaker members of society. The likely future of civil and church persecution is also considered.
“Future Quake”, hosted by “Doctor Future”, is a daily Christian interview and news review radio program, focusing on issues and events that will soon impact our collective futures. It features interviews with international experts on the topics covered (such as recent guests Alvin Toffler, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Joseph Farah and Dr. Jerome Corsi), with constructive, intellectual discussions intended to better inform the public and provide useful information to prepare for the days ahead. It airs each weekday at 4 PM on WENO, 760 AM in Nashville, TN, the most popular Christian talk station in Middle Tennessee, and extending into much of the Mid-South. For those that miss the live broadcast, prior shows are archived in .mp3 format for listening on demand at http://www.futurequake.com, or available as a podcast (under “future quake”) at I-Tunes (www.itunes.com).
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