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Samuel Rodriguez and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

 

A thread by Andy Rowell

The @nhclc Twitter account is called "Samuel Rodriguez" and links to rather than so let's give less credence to the idea that the "National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference" is a big representative organization. (pastorsam.com) (NHCLC.org)

Past investigative tweets into Samuel Rodriguez and the "National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference."









May 2018 thread about Rodriguez

Andy Rowell@AndyRowell

I see the NHCLC had a Justice Summit March 13, 2019 at the Museum of the Bible with 300 in attendance. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu-SQk8B3uY/  and advertised a Board Meeting in Tampa, FL for May 1, 2019. But does the NHCLC function as a representative of evangelical Hispanics or just Rodriguez?

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Andy Rowell@AndyRowell
 

The @nhclc Twitter account is called "Samuel Rodriguez" and links to http://pastorsam.com  so let's give less credence to the idea that the "National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference" is a big representative organization.

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Emily McFarlan Thriller 🎃 @emmillerwrites

The head of the largest Hispanic evangelical Christian network in the United States announced it will offer to work with the Trump administration to provide resources and shelter to migrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.@jackmjenkins and I have the scoop 👇 https://twitter.com/jackmjenkins/status/1145815579636436992 

Jack Jenkins @jackmjenkins
 

SCOOP from me and @emmillerwrites: The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is offering to house children who would otherwise be sent to detention centers. https://religionnews.com/2019/07/01/hispanic-evangelical-group-says-it-will-house-migrant-children/ 

Andy Rowell@AndyRowell
 

My impression is that The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is not a real organization but rather just a website for Samuel Rodriguez. http://nhclc.org
It's not a member of ECFA https://www.ecfa.org/Members.aspx 

NHCLC | National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Providing leadership, strategic partnerships and public policy advocacy platforms to our three directives: Life, Religious Liberty and Biblical Justice

nhclc.org
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Andy Rowell@AndyRowell

My impression is that The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is not a real organization but rather just a website for Samuel Rodriguez. http://nhclc.org
It's not a member of ECFA https://www.ecfa.org/Members.aspx 

NHCLC | National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Providing leadership, strategic partnerships and public policy advocacy platforms to our three directives: Life, Religious Liberty and Biblical Justice

nhclc.org
Andy Rowell@AndyRowell
 

I see the NHCLC had a Justice Summit March 13, 2019 at the Museum of the Bible with 300 in attendance. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu-SQk8B3uY/  and advertised a Board Meeting in Tampa, FL for May 1, 2019. But does the NHCLC function as a representative of evangelical Hispanics or just Rodriguez?

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Daniel Silliman@danielsilliman

According to @emmillerwrites and @jackmjenkins’ reporting at @rns, the people involved have not secured government approval for the plan, nor do they seem to be clear on the process to get approval.

Andy Rowell@AndyRowell
 

"Along with Samuel Rodriguez and Johnnie Moore, Greg Laurie, Jack Graham, and Jentezen Franklin have engaged as informal evangelical advisers to the Trump administration." https://www.christianpost.com/news/greg-laurie-jack-graham-global-pastors-named-board-new-congress-of-christian-leaders-226601/ 

Moore: “Sam and I both have the same point of view..."https://thewayofimprovement.com/2018/05/10/two-court-evangelicals-will-establish-the-congress-of-christian-leaders/ 

Greg Laurie, Jack Graham Among Global Pastors Named to Board of New Congress of Christian Leaders

American megachurch Pastors Greg Laurie, Jack Graham and Jentezen Franklin are among the international church leaders expected to join the inaugural board of the recently launched Congress of...

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Andy Rowell@AndyRowell
 

"You don't want to write off access to a president." "A balance ... never sacrifice truth on the altar of expediency but" says Samuel Rodriguez. / The ends justify the means is a good way to gain the whole world and lose your soul. https://twitter.com/NewsHour/status/992237378134622209 

PBS NewsHour @NewsHour
 

A leader among American evangelicals, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez says that under President Trump, public policy initiatives pertaining to faith are "much more favorable." https://to.pbs.org/2rjEOcS 

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Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas news:

June 21 AP expose


June 25 fallout


Fri, June 29 Samuel Rodriguez visits for an hour.
Mon, July 1 he says "no deplorable conditions." (apnews.com/46da2dbe04f54a…) (apnews.com/a7a9acc4c6a546…) (www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/2019/j…) (foxnews.com/politics/immig…)

On May 8, 2019 Samuel Rodriguez was on Fox & Friends praising Trump on immigration.

He was also on on Feb 8, 2018 praising Trump on religious freedom and Dreamers proposal. (foxnews.com/faith-values/r…) (video.foxnews.com/v/572882550400…) Samuel Rodriguez also appeared on Fox News tonight (Tues, July 2, 2019) to share that he saw no poor conditions at the Clint Border Patrol Station in El Paso County he visited Friday. AOC and Joaquin Castro visited three centers including Clint on Monday. (video.foxnews.com/v/605494488000…) Here are the first hand accounts of approximately fifteen Democratic members of Congress who visited a number of border sites including the Clint one on Monday, July 1. (Samuel Rodriguez had visited the Clint site for an hour on Friday, June 28). (vox.com/2019/7/2/20678…) Samuel Rodriguez criticizes the reports of others as exaggerated because he visited the Clint site on June 30. The allegations were reported on June 21. And he did not visit as many facilities as the members of Congress on July 1. Fox News using his word to delegitimate both. On the night Samuel Rodriguez went on Fox News saying he saw no issues.
"The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General is warning about 'dangerous overcrowding' in Border Patrol facilities in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas." (npr.org/2019/07/02/738…)

Another story from a pediatrician the next day (today):

Report from December 2018 about border policy: (theatlantic.com/politics/archi…) (theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…)

More on Samuel Rodriguez!!

Arlene Sánchez-Walsh@AmichelSW
 

Mention Sam Rodriguez, self-appointed Latino evangelical leader--more needs to be done to explore his orgs, vast political agenda

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Fr. Frank Pavone 🇺🇸 @frfrankpavone

“We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions & no lack of basic necessities,“ said my friend Rev Sam Rodriguez upon visiting a Southern border detention center.

Our border patrol agents are doing a great job handling a humanitarian crisis. need to wake up!

Arlene Sánchez-Walsh@AmichelSW
 

There own inspector general and doctors who were finally allowed in found the conditions appalling—Rodriguez is a hack, please.

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Arlene Sánchez-Walsh@AmichelSW
 

Sam Rodriguez was there? I guess kids in cages & families broken up not enough to dim the desire for the spotlight...oh well https://twitter.com/danielsilliman/status/1034864183236542466 

Daniel Silliman@danielsilliman
 

A partial list of the evangelicals who attended Trump's "state-like" dinner, from @AndyRowell http://www.andyrowell.net/andy_rowell/2018/08/evangelicals-meeting-with-trump-at-the-white-house-august-27-2018.html 

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Arlene Sánchez-Walsh@AmichelSW

Sam Rodriguez was there? I guess kids in cages & families broken up not enough to dim the desire for the spotlight...oh well https://twitter.com/danielsilliman/status/1034864183236542466 

Daniel Silliman@danielsilliman
 

A partial list of the evangelicals who attended Trump's "state-like" dinner, from @AndyRowell http://www.andyrowell.net/andy_rowell/2018/08/evangelicals-meeting-with-trump-at-the-white-house-august-27-2018.html 

ProfB@AntheaButler
 

I know you aren't surprised. He is a sell out though and through

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Arlene Sánchez-Walsh@AmichelSW
 

Told you! RT @directorsilk: Samuel Rodriguez won't solve the GOP's Latino problem: http://bit.ly/W3fE93 .

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Dr. Death & Divinity@AndrewChesnut1

Ha! And already happening at record level under Obama

Arlene Sánchez-Walsh@AmichelSW
 

of course, but don't get me started on the media's anointing of Rodriguez et al as THE spokesman. Media complicity AMAZING!

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Felipe Hinojosa@fhinojosa71

Disappointed but not be surprised to learn that Rev. Sam Rodriguez will take part in Trump inauguration ceremony @NalecNews @AmichelSW https://twitter.com/cns_rhina/status/814215201973301248 

Rhina Guidos@CNS_Rhina
 

New York's Cardinal Dolan to take part in #Trump #inauguration http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/312013-ny-archbishop-dolan-to-take-part-in-trump-inauguration#.WGQoh6qWPbw.twitter #Catholic

Eli Valentin@elivalentinNY
 

@CNS_Rhina Man more interested in playing in King's Court. Forget el pueblo.

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Felipe Hinojosa@fhinojosa71
 

Disappointed but not be surprised to learn that Rev. Sam Rodriguez will take part in Trump inauguration ceremony @NalecNews @AmichelSW https://twitter.com/cns_rhina/status/814215201973301248 

Rhina Guidos@CNS_Rhina
 

New York's Cardinal Dolan to take part in #Trump #inauguration http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/312013-ny-archbishop-dolan-to-take-part-in-trump-inauguration#.WGQoh6qWPbw.twitter #Catholic

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Felipe Hinojosa@fhinojosa71
 

Time to walk away @rev_rodriguez whatever hope you had was obviously misguided. https://twitter.com/rns/status/897276658763288576 

Religion News Service @RNS
 

It’s time for members of Trump’s evangelical advisory board to walk away from the president, @directorsilk says http://religionnews.com/2017/08/14/trumps-evangelicals-need-to-do-the-right-thing/ 

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Felipe Hinojosa@fhinojosa71
 

Another resignation yet @rev_rodriguez remains committed to 45. Unconscionable. https://nyti.ms/2x8njkb 

Javier Palomarez speaking about immigration reform in Washington in 2013. On Tuesday he resigned from President Trump’s National Diversity Coalition.

Opinion | Why I’m Resigning From Trump’s Diversity Coalition

A president who doesn’t believe in the value of America’s Dreamers is not one I can continue to support.

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In 2014: "The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has been surprised to read in recent weeks of claims about evangelical networks seeking to represent evangelical Christians in Latin America and beyond."

Disclaiming NHCLC!! (christianpost.com/news/who-repre…) Reasons Samuel Rodriguez should not be on @NAEvangelicals board:
1. NHCLC is primarily marketing for Samuel Rodriguez. See @nhclc and . It is not an EFCA member.
2. False advertising about org. WEA spoke out against it in 2014.
@GalenCarey
@leithanderson (nhclc.org)

990 form 2016, 2015, 2014.
Samuel Rodriguez: 40 hrs per week paid $188,000 - 215,869.

Directors: 1 hr per week
Carlos Campo $37,500-66,917
Augustine Reyes $48,000.

Plus $87,223-158,022 on Travel

Forms at: (guidestar.org)

The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference does not describe on its 2014-2016 990 forms what they accomplished.

Line 4a "organizations must describe their accomplishments for each of their three largest program services."

They just repeated the mission from line 1.

More from the NHCLC 990 forms:
Regarding having "no contemporaneously documentation of meetings," they say "Board has no separate committees."

So that's an excuse for not having minutes?!

Also their explanation of how they monitor and enforce conflicts of interest is weak.

As of Oct 25, 2019, the last 990 form for the NHCLC | National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is Dec 2016.

Samaritan's Purse has one from Dec 2018. Did they change tax status like Billy Graham Evangelistic Association did so no more disclosure? (projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/org…)

 

 

A thread by Andy Rowell

"You don't want to write off access to a president." "A balance ... never sacrifice truth on the altar of expediency but" says Samuel Rodriguez. / The ends justify the means is a good way to gain the whole world and lose your soul.

PBS NewsHour @NewsHour
 

A leader among American evangelicals, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez says that under President Trump, public policy initiatives pertaining to faith are "much more favorable." https://to.pbs.org/2rjEOcS 

Evangelicals keep faith in Trump to advance religious agenda

Support for President Trump among Evangelicals is at an all-time high. On the National Day of Prayer, William Brangham talks with Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership...

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What is the NHCLC National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference? "Founded in 2001 by Rev. Samuel Rodriguez" "the network identified as 'America's largest Hispanic Evangelical organization'" Identified by who? No ECFA accreditation. Seems to exist to promote Rodriguez's views. "National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/CONEL, the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization serving as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals

... assembled in over 40,118 U.S. churches and over 450,000 churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora." But how does this organization work? (pastorsam.com/about/) Do you think the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is somehow representative or just a mouthpiece for Samuel Rodriguez? You were at prayer breakfast
Rodriguez refers to your Time cover on his website:

Samuel Rodriguez @nhclc
 

 

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(content.time.com/time/magazine/…)

Why is the article from posted on the news page of the NHCLC without attribution or author? (rightwingwatch.org/post/the-perse…) (nhclc.org/blog/) "The NHCLC has more than 40,000 U.S. churches among its membership, in addition to partnerships with ministries and churches throughout Latin America." Is there a list? It looks like individuals not churches are members. (wheaton.edu/news/recent-ne…) (nhclc.org/join-now/) Samuel Rodriguez is not a member of the Gordon-Conwell Board of Trustees despite what it says on his bio. (gordonconwell.edu/about/Board-of…)

Does @WheatonCollege @CTmagazine @HaroldSmithCT @GordonConwell @NAEvangelicals @leithanderson @GalenCarey want to look into inaccuracies of board member Samuel Rodriguez? See thread. More pasting of articles from to NHCLC website without attribution and with author's name removed: (wftv.com/news/local/orl…) (nhclc.org/orlando-bishop…)

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