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At 6:28pm on August 20, 2010, William J. Bass said…
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At 12:50pm on December 20, 2009, duvonne patterson gave Evangelist Laura L Gates a gift
At 12:51pm on October 30, 2009, cherry said…
God bless U my friend!!! Thank you for watching and commenting on the video God is calling you!!!! Continue to strive and pursue the things of the Lord!!!
At 1:22pm on October 10, 2009, Dr. Jean Howard-Hill said…
Subject: A Need For Men and Women of God in Politics!

Dear Preachers and Those in Ministry:

I need some bold preachers to go with me into the lion’s den!

I am a veteran African American Republican who in 1979, God sent into the Republican Party to bring about change and to bring down the walls of prejudice and call the party back to the place of its original birth as the Party of Lincoln.

This has not been an easy battle. I have shared those experiences in the book I wrote, Black Eyes Shut – White Lips Sealed (victorysongcollectionspublications.com). Yet I have stood against all odds, and now it is time to take it to the next level.

What I have seen is that the racism, mean spiritedness and the foolishness that is within the Republican Party is mostly at the top. Those who rise to the top, in most cases are the perpetrators. But when you go to the grass roots level, this almost is not there or it is in lesser degrees. Many at the grass roots level are those who believe what we believe, work with us and even share sweet fellowship. However, when you begin to get involved at the party level, this is where the demons of racism rear their heads and stand as gatekeepers.

Having taught American Government, State and Local Government and International Politics and Culture of Non-Western Countries as a political science professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I understand government at all levels – even globally. I know what it will take to break the hold and to get pass the political gatekeepers. Sit-in and protests will do absolutely nothing! Even prayer alone will not suffice. But with the power of prayer, as well as the wisdom of God, we have to move into both parties and carve out a place for ourselves as Americans, if we want to share in America’s political power base. Yes, this means moving even into the Republican Party.

As the national chair for the Black Republican Women Organization, I began back in 1987 recruiting African American women into the GOP, who were not willing to be tokens, but who could retain their blackness.

Presently, I head the National Republican African American Caucus. It is a unique republican organization because it allows African Americans to be a part of a collective body that can and will bring about change. Our goal is 1.5 million by 2012, and 500,000 in 2010. You may ask why so many? It is because political strength is in numbers! In politics, believe it or not, it has very little to do with color. It has to do with numbers and the ability to write the check. If you can show you have a substantial number of people who can stand as a voting block, and have the ability to finance your own cause, then you become a significant player within the political landscape. This is the ONLY way that we gain and retain political power. This is how we as African Americans get to the table, have a voice and place ourselves in appointed and elected positions. This is how we stop some of the foolishness that is going on in politics.

As an African American Republican, I proudly voted for President Obama in the general election. But his ability to win was because he was able to get beyond the gatekeepers and become a political player within the Democratic Party. Now we have to do the same thing within the Republican Party!

Having said all of this, I need men and women of God who will join with me to fulfill this mandate, and will join the NRAAC and even begin local caucuses. I don’t want everyone! Because it is important to remain political players in both parties. We need to be in the Democratic and Republican parties. I just need a significant number of praying people, and those who are strong and can take a stand for what is right to come into the Republican fold, so that our voices are heard.

I ask you to go to the NRAAC website at www.nraacaucus.org and see what we are all about. Then pray about this and see if you are one of the ones who God is saying, “I call you to take a stand on the other side (the Republican Party), so that you can make a difference.”

Also see if perhaps God is calling you to serve in a leadership capacity. In November, we will be making new appointments of regional and state chairs, and advisory board and national board members. If you are interested, and decide to become a member, you may submit your name, bio/resume for consideration.

I look forward to those of you who are godly and truly believe in justice and compassionate, yet self-responsibility and responsible government, joining our ranks!

…And for those of you who already are Republicans, we welcome you to the family of African American Republicans.

Let’s ALL go forth, and make a positive difference regardless of which party we are in!

Feel free to e-mail me at jean.howard.hill@gmail.com or jean-howard-hill@utc.edu, and to pass this e-mail on. Tennessee also has a state caucus at www.tnraacaucus.org. The websites for other states should be up by the end of October 2010. We welcome members from all states!

Look forward to hearing from you and even seeing you at the April 9th – 10th NRAAC Conference. Our theme: Setting the Republican Agenda to Include People of Color.

In His Service,

Dr. Jean Howard-Hill, Nat’l Chair
At 5:09pm on August 17, 2009, Remegio CBlanco said…
Dear Evangelist Laura L. Gates,

I am the senior pastor of HARVESTER CHRISTIAN CHURCH-PHILIPPINES. Please accept me to be one of your friends. Please visit us here in the Philippines to hold CRUSADE, REVIVAL AND CONFERENCE. Love you all.

In Christ,

Pastor Remegio C.Blanco
tel.nos:+6375-573-2794/ Cell”+63908-373-4404
At 12:45am on June 16, 2009, BARBARA HOWARD GORDON said…
At 11:58pm on June 11, 2009, PASTOR ELAINE SMOTHERS said…

At 5:52am on May 29, 2009, Apostle Anthony Yarde said…
How are you?I speak words of blessing over you and your family on to day.That God by revelation would make known unto you His mystery which is Christ in you the Hope of glory.
May the God of love, wisdom and power fill you with him self.That your eyes be open to all He seek to do in you and for you. That the spirit of wisdom and boldness be give to you. I pray that God would grant you according to the riches of His glory so that you may be strengthened with might by His spirit in the inner man.
At 4:09pm on May 27, 2009, PASTOR JEROME BENTON said…
well next time you see me say hello until then keep the faith and it will prosper bless you
At 11:29pm on May 25, 2009, Apostle Alfred Henton said…
God bless you Woman of God. Thank you for the words of encouragement. You can hear more revelations on www.kingdomdesignonline.com.
At 9:16am on May 22, 2009, Bro. Rock Harrison said…
Thanks alot for the commit Evg. Laura. Holiness is not an option its a command. be bless great woman of God. Shalom
At 7:26am on May 21, 2009, Apostle Johnnie L. Clark said…
God Bless you evangelist and thank you!
At 5:36pm on May 18, 2009, Denis Chijioke said…
It's a blessing to connect with friends like you, hope we would make it worthwhile.
Stay blessed
At 5:42pm on May 17, 2009, duvonne patterson said…
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At 10:31pm on May 12, 2009, Pr.Bernard Joshua Kirabira said…
Thanks for the great work and keep praying.
God bless
At 3:54pm on May 12, 2009, Prophet Andrew A. Roman said…
Thank you so much. Appreciate the connection. God has a unique way of meeting the needs of those that serve him. Grace & Peace to you. Make today a great day on purpose.
At 12:01pm on May 11, 2009, James Allen said…
Thank you Evangelist, how nice of you to send this to me. It has brighten my Monday, although the weekend was just great. Keep doing what you are doing and watch out for the increase.
At 10:33am on May 11, 2009, ElderJeffery Jones said…

God bless you Evangelist Gates.
At 10:15am on May 11, 2009, Minister Mary Lyles said…
Praise the Lord Woman of God...thank you and I desire the same for you s well.

Enjoy your day with our Lord!!!

Minister Lyles

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