Dr. Ben Carson speaks at Shiloh church

| October 31, 2016
Dr. Ben Carson (left) is being introduced by Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church pastor Cliff Biggers prior to speaking to a full house at the church on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30. Mark Fortune | Beacon

Dr. Ben Carson (left) is being introduced by Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church pastor Cliff Biggers prior to speaking to a full house at the church on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30. Mark Fortune | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson made a stop in Coshocton on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Prior to Dr. Carson’s arrival, Pastor Cliff Biggers played the piano and had the audience participate.

Dr. Carson received a standing ovation upon his arrival with this wife, Lacena “Candy” Carson and spoke to the packed church about our responsibility to vote.

City of Coshocton Mayor Steve Mercer also greeted the audience and said, “We are honored to have you stop in our community.”

Dr. Carson said, “That this election is not about Democrats and Republicans. It’s about us versus the world class elitists and their media minions. I think people are waking up.

“We just need to utilize the incredible brain that God gave us.

“We have to develop all 330 million people in this country. Did you know that we have 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of the prisoners?

“It’s time for the people, particularly the people of God, to take a forceful stand in what’s going on in this nation and not be bullied.”

Dr. Carson said, “Marriage is a fundamental pillar of civilization and of Christianity. Why do they insist on changing the definition of marriage when they can get what they want through other legal means? I’ll tell you why, because if you can negate the word of God in one area, you can negate the word of God in any area. We have to be willing to stand up and confront that type of falsehood. Otherwise it will just continue to infiltrate our society.

“It was Thomas Jefferson who predicted that we would end up in this situation. I think he was a genius. He understood our constitution better than anyone. He knew that the constitution is there-in our case-was there to keep the government under control. Because governments do what governments do, they’re not necessarily bad, but it’s sort of like a lion, lions kill lambs and eat them. Not because they are bad animals, but because they’re lions. And that’s what governments do, they expand, they metastasize and they infiltrate and they dominate the people.

“But Jefferson said just before we turn to something else because we took our eye off the ball, the wisdom of the American people will have them recognize what they are about to lose and they will stand up for what is right.”

Following his remarks and another standing ovation, Dr. Carson and his wife enjoyed a meal at the church with invited guests.

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