We were working… but we weren’t on duty.
We were carrying firearms… but we weren’t officially on duty for our departments.
We were there to be silent protectors… and we realized that really, we were being called by God.
Last Wednesday, close to 250,000 students joined each other on high school and college football fields across the nation to encourage their peers to pray, worship, read their Bibles, and commit their lives to Christ.
I was one of hundreds of officers who volunteered to stand guard among these students – on our own time – to watch out for them, much like Christ protected His flock.
Fields of Faith, a student-led ministry outreach part of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) that started in 2004, has seen thousands of kids and young adults tackle tough topics and turn their lives around at the event.
“In a world where bad news seems to be the norm, we’re happy to share the great news that lives are being changed through Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Fields of Faith,” Jeff Martin said.
He’s the FCA executive director of ministry advancement.
“From the student leaders who take on the responsibility to bring Fields of Faith to their communities to the skeptical or hurting teen who might be attending for the first time, we see time and again that Fields of Faith motivates, energizes, rejuvenates and unites. Jesus takes hold of lives right there on the athletic fields, and we are continually amazed at what He does each year in young peoples’ lives.”
Students at over 500 fields nationwide will be helping their peers face challenges such as hopelessness, loneliness, depression, suicide, drugs, alcohol, and more with the hope of Christ.
A past attendee said it was:
“One of the most amazing things I’ve ever been to. So many people were able to worship God at our school in front of everyone.” He says all states and schools should participate.
Martin started Fields of Faith with just a few thousand students in a handful of states, but it has grown to nearly a quarter of a million attendees worldwide. He credits the growth to the “incredible evidence of the Lord’s power and sovereignty, as He leads us to deepen our relationship with Him, talk to Him daily and get into His Word on a regular basis.”
“Year after year, it’s an enormous blessing to see all that God has accomplished through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Fields of Faith,” Martin said. “None of this would be possible without God and the students He raises up to organize these amazing events, where they share how Jesus has changed their lives.”
The event went off without a hitch. There are a couple of reasons for this. One, God sent angels to stand guard over the spiritual realm. Two, He sent men and women like me to stand guard over the physical stuff.
See, we are people of faith as well.
We understand the importance of young people banding together for prayer, encouragement, growth and love.
We felt compelled by the Spirit to be a part of what you were doing. We also understand that you need to be able to meet in a safe environment. We stood watch over you to provide that protection. While we could only prayer that spiritual darkness could not impact what you were doing around the country, we were not going to allow a man-made disruption to get near you.
You walk the through halls and sit in classrooms every day; often being indoctrinated with ungodly ideology. The level of courage required to stand for your faith in anti-Christian bastions of the educational world did not go unnoticed. We could not sit idly by and not come to the stadium near me and stand watch.
Officers across this country are familiar with St. Michael, the patron saint of police officers. He stands watch over us while we walk our beats, drive in our patrol cars and conduct our investigations.
But who does the same for you? That would be people like me.
You probably didn’t see us. You may not have recognized the impact we had. Some of us were in uniform, others not. But we were there.
And we will continue to be there, standing in the gap for you, protecting you so that you can worship, converse and lead other to the knowledge of the awesome magnitude of life in Christ.
We are your brothers and sisters in Christ – even though we’re not allowed to publicly say it.
As I stand over this type of event, my faith in this country and our young people swells. We just might be on good hands after all.
For what it’s worth, here’s the prayer I prayed with my brothers before we stood among you:
Heavenly Father, we are so grateful for You and all the gifts You give to us.
We are grateful for the opportunity to stand among brothers and sisters in Christ. We are grateful that You have showed us your love through these young leaders.
We are so honored that You have chosen us to be their protectors. Please, guide our eyes that we may see the threats … but also that we may see the opportunities to spread Your word.
Guide our hearts, that we might have discernment to know good from evil… right from wrong.
Guide our hands, should we need to use them to protect Your flock.
Heavenly Father, please cast your wide net of protection over these aspiring warriors of faith… not just at this event… but as they go forward into battle in a world caught in the middle of spiritual warfare.
Lord, please cast the devil out of their hearts, minds, homes and schools. Please stand by their side… and please continue to guide us with Your heavenly grace so that we might serve and protect… and spread Your word.
We ask all this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ.
Last month, the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today took on the topic of faith. It seems an appropriate time to share his words again, in case you missed them:
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It’s funny how much trouble you can cause by talking about God in the world of business. Consultants will tell you don’t do it. Partners will tell you it’s the kiss of death.
In 1950, it wasn’t uncommon. In 2019, it can cost you clients, friends and family and bring a world of hurt.
And that’s exactly why we need to talk about it.
I’m not ashamed to tell others that God is the CEO of my company, The Silent Partner Marketing. It’s not that I go around preaching, but I’m also not going to hide it. And it’s without a doubt cost us business opportunities.
When I was tapped as National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today, it was specifically because I am NOT a cop. I was asked to fill this role because I can do one thing most cops can NOT do – I can run my mouth and not get fired.
But if ya’ll thought that’d be limited to calling out attacks on law enforcement… you’re wrong. And while I understand that this article might turn many people off, I believe that’s exactly why I need to take on this topic today.
I just returned from a trip to Arizona. I was given a private tour of the border from parts of our country that the media isn’t allowed to access.
I had dinner with sheriffs. Spent time with patrol officers. Was blessed to meet with Angel families and with friends of mine who have made incalculable sacrifices in service to our country.
And you know what I did with many of them? I prayed. Whether it be grace before dinner, prayer at events or bowing heads with others to ask for grace, protection and discernment… I spent a great deal of time in prayer with some of our nation’s greatest warriors.
You see, here’s the thing. I believe that America is under attack like never before. I believe the very soul of our country is in danger. I believe that the moment that we removed God from our schools and tried to kick him out of our country, we invited in a form of spiritual warfare that the world has never seen before.
Just because we’ve tried to kick God out doesn’t mean He has left us.
Every single day, I meet new members of the Blue family who share incredible stories of faith. They are passionate about helping others see the hand of God in their lives.
And it’s not easy – especially for those who have lost an officer in the line of duty.
There are also countless others who have kept the faith… despite being severely wounded. And losing so much of the support you thought you’d have.
As I wrote in a previous article, here’s what will happen shortly after our officers are attacked.
During the first couple of days in the hospital, when they are barely clinging to life, they are surrounded by love and support. Local politicians rally around them. The community comes together in prayer. #BlueStrong we proclaim on Facebook.
And then the officer pulls through and everyone realizes she or he is going to survive. The bills start piling up. The worker’s comp and disability battles begin.
And everyone disappears.
And this, my friends, is where they’re going to need you. Because you’ve been there. You’ve felt that pain. You can guide them on this journey.
The physical and emotional scars remain. But the true pain runs much deeper, as a community abandons those who made such an incredible sacrifice.
Gone is their ability to work overtime to provide for their family. In many cases, the family savings get pumped into medical bills while the bureaucrats try to find the most efficient way to pay out the least amount of money possible while still covering their asses and declaring #BlueStrong.
And the road to recovery slows.
Isaiah 6:8 is a passage I think is pretty appropriate to give you a message:
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
My friend Jeff was a cop in California. He was badly injured. His days as a police officer was over. He laid in a hospital bed in his living room, screaming at the TV during the Ferguson riots. He wanted back in the action.
He couldn’t get back in the action.
Jeff could have given up. He could have kissed his wife and kids goodbye and ended it all. He could have left a family without a father. Sure, his pain would have been gone, but theirs would have lasted a lifetime.
He didn’t. With his wife by his side, the couple went on to start Honor the Brave, a company that helps emergency responders and veterans find new homes.
(Above: The story of Honor the Brave, with Jeff and his wife.)
My buddy Houston has a pretty lousy day. Shotgun blast. To the face. All sorts of badness.
Then he got to sit across from his shooter one day, after the sentencing. Face to face. You’d think he would have choked the guy out. Nope. He forgave him. That’s the gift that faith gave Houston. Now he’s helping other wounded officers across the country.
(Above, the story of Houston Gass.)
It’s amazing to see how God plays a role in protecting our sheepdog every single day… and also protecting their loved ones.
It’s not just the wounded we’ve prayed with – it’s also the survivors. It’s active officers. It’s their loved ones. At the speaking engagement I gave in Arizona the other day, knowing that I was among a family of faithful, I ended with this prayer:
Loving God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women in law enforcement in our neighborhoods, cities, and on our highways.
Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; protect their families; strengthen them in their trials; give them the courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be.
Lord, you tell us in John 10:10 that the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
In Peter 5:8 you remind us to be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:
God, protect us from the threats that America faces – both foreign and right now especially domestic.
Give us strength to love thy neighbor but also give us discernment to understand the difference between good and evil.
Help protect our country, our families, our unborn children and this great nation.
It was in those moments of prayer that I began to realize the great threat America is facing. That’s why, upon my return, I wrote for Law Enforcement Today about how the collapse of law enforcement will usher in the end of America as we know it. In case you missed it… here are my thoughts on the topic.
I, [name], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
It’s something that you don’t really consider when you’re young. You can do anything. You’re invincible.
But as we grow older, we start considering that mortality.
It’s time we start considering the mortality of America.
I spend a substantial amount of time working in two different arenas – the world of law enforcement and the business world.
By day, I run a marketing agency. Among the areas we work in, we do extensive work in the firearms industry. My travels take me across the country – often to some of the most rural parts of America.
By night, I am the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today. I’m not a police officer. I was tapped because I can do one thing cops can’t do. I can give them a voice. I can run my mouth and no agency can fire me.
That travel that I referenced – both in the business world and supporting the LE world – has afforded me countless opportunities to work side by side with some of the greatest patriots in America. My closest friends are either in law enforcement or either active or retired members of some of the most elite military forces in America. And from our greatest warriors to our everyday citizens… I can tell you the underlying fear that so many are thinking about – and that’s the seemingly inevitable collapse of society if we don’t make some monumental changes.
As a Christian, I believe we are in the middle of some serious spiritual warfare. But you don’t have to be a Christian to understand that the very soul of America is under attack right now. And the rapid erosion of the Thin Blue Line has us sitting on a powder keg.
Historically, if you look at the collapse of some of the greatest empires in the world, it happened from within. Simply put, it raises the distinct danger that America won’t be conquered by foreign enemies … but rather from domestic ones.
When historians say that an empire fell, it means that the central state no longer exercised its broad power. That happens either because the state itself ceased to exist or because the state’s power was reduced as parts of the empire became independent of its control.
It typically doesn’t happen because of a single cause, but rather a long process. The main factors that historically lead to imperial collapse are:
- Economic issues
- Social and cultural issues
- Environmental issues
- Political issues
Now none of these factors are causes in and of themselves, but rather are ways to categorize causes.
What that means is you wouldn’t make a determination that Rome fell because of politics, but rather you’d explore political factors to understand the collapse. And in those issues are warning signs for us as Americans.
That brings me to the threat we face today.
Have you ever heard of something called the Cloward-Piven strategy? It’s not exactly something the mainstream media talks about… but it’s something you need to be aware of, because it’s what we’re facing in America today.
American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven created the political strategy in 1966. The idea behind it is to overload the U.S. public welfare system to create a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a socialist system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”.
If that doesn’t describe what we’re seeing from Democrats who are running for POTUS right now, I don’t know what does. But it’s a much bigger threat than you might realize. That’s because it’s so incredibly pervasive. It’s poisoning the very roots of America.
And it calls to mind the words of Jefferson:
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
We are seeing groups here in America demanding open borders. Demanding the decriminalization of crossing into our country illegally.
At the same time, across our great country, we are seeing the CRIMINALIZATION of law enforcement. It’s gotten so bad in states like the People’s Republic of California and Connecticut that we’re seeing the crash and burn of morale in law enforcement.
We’re seeing agencies desperate for officers, because as more and more retire (or count down the minutes to retirement), we see a deficit in the number of incoming recruits. After all, why would you want to live a life of service when you’re just going to be attacked for that service?
We see political activists masquerading as police chiefs. We see them working hand in hand with liberal politicians to not only attack the rights of law-abiding citizens, but also to destroy the morale of their own departments. We watch as they flat out disrespect the oath of office they took and put officers in no-win situations.
If I were to design a road map for how to collapse America, starting with law enforcement, here’s what it would look like.
Step one: Divide the protectors.
The refusal to allow rank and file patrol officers to cooperate with federal law enforcement to uphold the law. It’s a slap in the face to Americans and it’s a dereliction of duty. It’s also a clear and intentional move to create a divide between local, state and federal law enforcement. Divide the protectors… conquer a society.
Step two: Divide the supporters.
Force officers to choose between enforcing unconstitutional legislation like Red Flag laws, which deny citizens of their right to due process… and providing for their own family.
Make cops the bad guys. Take the people who have historically supported law enforcement and convince them that cops are now the enemy. Divide the supporters… conquer a society.
Step three: Remove their protection
Make cops afraid to be cops. Encourage disrespect on them like water bucket attacks. Don’t go after the criminals who attack them. When officers arrest criminals, let them back out on the street within hours because a liberal judge determined that the violent suspect with a lengthy criminal history isn’t actually a threat. Then threaten law enforcement officers that if they do their job, they’ll be investigated. That if they have to fight for their lives, they’ll end up being charged. Remove both their desire and their ability to police.
Step four: Flood America
By some estimates, one million people will make illegal entry into America this year.
There are fewer than 850,000 law enforcement officers in America. Do the math.
Now let criminals create havoc in society but instead of deporting them or actually cracking down on crime, let Americans know that the real problem is guns owned by law abiding citizens and pass legislation to take away their rights.
Step five: Destroy our homes
Own the media. Own Hollywood. Force feed Anti-American, socialist and communist policies into our homes and our education system. Convince our children that right is wrong and wrong is right. Take God out of society, destroy the family structure and teach everyone that the solution to your problems is in the form of pills, porn and the government.
Step Six: Bypass Congress for gun control
Have “private businesses” like Dicks and Walmart determine what you can and can’t buy. Allow Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and snap determine what you can see and what you can say… because it’s not a violation of the 1st Amendment if it’s done by private enterprise.
Step Seven: Use “social justice” to vilify love of country
Take every patriotic American who wants to see a better country for their children and call them a racist, etc. if you don’t agree with them. Then mass report them on social media to make sure their accounts are cancelled and their voices are shut down.
Then say you think they’re a threat and have a judge determine that combat veterans and our nation’s greatest warriors need to be disarmed because of post-traumatic stress. Then force officers to go to war with their own brothers and sisters.
It’s happening right in front of our eyes. And it’s starting with a full onslaught against our law enforcement officers in every way, shape and form.
Want to save America? We need to start by understanding the enemy. And sometimes the biggest threat that an empire faces is the enemy within.
I also want to share with you a letter from the founder of Law Enforcement Today on what you need to know… and how LET is fighting back.
When I founded Law Enforcement Today, I did it during a time where freedom of speech still existed.
A time when the ability to market and advertise your company wasn’t infringed by bigger companies that control the media space and decide who does and doesn’t get a voice based on their own political perspectives.
Sadly, that time has come to an end. Which is why our family at Law Enforcement Today has no choice but to step forward to fill that void and begin advocating for people and companies that are being actively silenced.
We’ve received word from some of our partners in the firearms and tactical industry that Google is actively shutting down advertising accounts of companies in the firearms accessories and tactical space.
Let’s be clear – we’re not talking about companies selling guns.
One such company, for example, is Inforce. They make weapon mounted lights that are used by departments like the FBI, NYPD, LAPD, Boston PD, CBP and others. Widely recognized as being both an LE and a consumer brand that helps make people safer… they are now shut down by Google.
They are a company spending six figures on advertising their products to consumers on the search engine, and now they’ve been shut down.
Here’s the message they received:
“Google, despite our ads having run without issue, now insists that weapon-mounted lights do not fall into the “increasing safety” clause of their violent content policy, therefore they cannot approve our ads. This is regardless of the ad copy wording because the landing page contains policy-violating content (the weapon-mounted light products). Google is having to crack down on what qualifies as a ‘safety-enhancing’ accessory as a result of the backlash they have received following recent shootings in the US.”
Bing, another search engine, also shut down the ad account because the flashlights have “a line related to weapons.”
Please understand that we’re using Inforce as just one example of our many partners who have come to us about this attack in the recent weeks since the Dayton and San Antonio shootings.
Inforce, like many other partners of ours, moved to Google advertising after their ad account was shut down on Facebook and Instagram. Although the platforms explicitly allow for the “advertising of weapon-mounted lights”, they still shut down the ad accounts as they move to remove all firearms and tactical related advertising from their platforms.
Think about this for a minute. Where do you do your searching for products and brands? If you’re like most Americans, it’s Google, Facebook and Instagram.
When the three biggest platforms decide it’s time to attack the industry and the Second Amendment, it has the potential to be catastrophic. It’s, in effect, gun control through censorship. And it’s an attack that’s going to continue to spread.
We at Law Enforcement Today want to make our stance very clear.
We strongly and firmly stand behind the Second Amendment, companies that keep civilians and law enforcement officers safe through products and innovation, and the men and women who serve and protect our communities and our country.
We are launching a new series of options to help our partners and other patriotic businesses to be able to connect with consumers. While we can’t replace Google, Bing or Facebook – we sure can provide options to ensure that these companies and our brothers and sisters have a voice.
We welcome with open arms companies in the firearms and tactical industries and are proud to offer them options to get their products to market. We’re also proud to stand beside organizations like NSSF, which runs SHOT Show, along with the Anteris Alliance, to make sure that the companies they represent have a massive voice.
Now to the consumer side of things.
We started noticing the problems a couple of years ago. Social media was scaling back the reach of content that it didn’t believe people should see.
Not that there was anything offensive about it. We’re talking about pro-police videos, stories about patriotic Americans and more.
And from our perspective, that created a huge problem. We have some of the greatest warriors in the world. Yet their voices and their stories were being buried.
The mainstream media, on the rare occasion that it would tell some of these stories, would give you only a piece of them. They’d cram as much as they could into a 90 second segment, slap their bias on it and that was it.
We needed to fix it. And so we are.
Law Enforcement Today (LET) is proud to announce the beta launch of LET Unity – a new home focused on bridging the gap between civilians and civil servants. We’ve merged with The Whiskey Patriots to massively expand content, rolling out hundreds of videos to members.
Many of those in our focus groups dubbed it the “Netflix of the law enforcement community”. But the truth is, it’s so much more.
The first officer in the door at the Pulse nightclub shooting.
Emergency responders from the Parkland shooting.
The bomb squad that responded to the Aurora movie theater massacre.
Survivors of the Dallas five killings.
The first Marine Guard hostage in the Iran crisis.
The CIA agent who started a counter human trafficking company.
World War II veterans.
And so, so much more.
The membership is less than the cost of two coffees a month, and those who sign up for an annual membership will get some surprise bonuses in the mail. We decided to charge a nominal fee so we could take all of the proceeds and reinvest them into capturing more of these stories.
On top of that, we’re opening up the platform to some well-known podcasters who are going to be joining the team with some incredible content soon.
We have a problem in society. Censorship has created an existential threat to democracy. But even worse is the risk we run that some of these incredible stories of patriotism, hope, faith and our Sheepdogs would be lost.
We’ll soon be launching a series of content with Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) to share the stories of survivors. We will also be dropping a weekly law enforcement focused newscast that addresses some of the most important topics in the country… and helps bridge the gap between those who serve and those whom they serve.
On top of that, we’ll soon be rolling out a series of private discounts and special promotions to members only as a “thank you” for being a part of the family.
The beta platform is live and the apps for Apple, Android, Apple TV and Roku will be launching soon.
We hope you’ll join us in this journey, knowing that your membership is going to give a voice to those who have been silenced for so long.
If you are one of the many companies out there that’s being censored – or you’re worried about what’s to come – don’t hesitate to reach out today. I can be reached at [email protected]
We will not be silenced. You shouldn’t be either.
God bless you all, and God bless America.
Captain Robert Greenberg
Founder, Law Enforcement Today
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