The Christian pastor attacked by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for singing worship songs on a plane during his return from helping refugees in Ukraine has responded to the congresswoman’s mocking and said that he had no intentions of making a political statement with his joyful song.
Pastor Jack Jensz Jr. shared his response to Omar’s attack in an interview published Wednesday by The Christian Post , saying that his singing was posted as a way for friends to follow his trip to help Ukrainian refugees in Europe.
“It was actually just a post to share with our friends and encourage our friends that have been following our journey,” Jensz told The Christian Post.
He originally posted it to his Facebook page on April 9.
Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress from Minnesota and the first Somali-American Muslim to ever become a federal lawmaker, went on the attack against the pastor in an April 16 tweet in which she seemed to hint that she thinks Muslims do not have freedom of religion in the U.S.A.
On the day before Easter, Omar captioned the video of the pastor singing, “I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end?” I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end? pic.twitter.com/5696Erwsl5 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 17, 2022 For his part, Jensz said that he never meant anything political when he broke out in song on the plane, and he also has no desire to make Omar’s tweet a political issue.
“When [Omar] posted that, I just looked at it and I didn’t really give it too much thought. I didn’t really enter into […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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