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Pastor AR Bernard, pastor of the very popular CCC (Christian Cultural Center), in East New York, Brooklyn, has stepped down from Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Council.
Below is the pastor’s official statement.
In a social and political climate such as ours, it often takes a gathering of unlikely individuals to shape the future of our nation on issues of faith and inner city initiatives. I was willing to be one of those unlikely individuals, and that is why I agreed to serve on the President’s Evangelical Advisory Board. However, it became obvious that there was a deepening conflict in values between myself and the administration. I quietly stepped away from my involvement with the Board several months ago, and submitted my letter of formal resignation as of Tues. Aug. 15, 2017.
I am always grateful and honored by an opportunity to serve my country.
While it is ultimately your decision to serve or not to serve…having accepted this it would do a service to our country and especially to the city that you’re known in, that you be a bit clearer on WHY you state “deepening conflict in values between myself and the administration”…Your reasons may or may not be what others will perceive and could be detrimental to the administration and problems already being experienced by our president…It leaves a wide open door for the wrong people to fan the flames of hate. Just a suggestion!
Disappointed by Pastor Vernard decision to leave the panel but I’m not surprised whatsoever.
This current administration is by far the most challenging I’ve seen in my generation , however many people support him. Like I said, pay attention to your local government and get involved. Don’t be distracted! Stay focused.