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Would you please welcome coming degree -- it closes in prayer.
Todd horns that night which -- do that got great guys.
-- we do that.
It's been a long day.
-- your book it.
Dispatches from bitter America that's it's a wonderful book.
We just briefly been asked -- -- understanding when -- by the -- what an honor to be here any anybody watch Fox News here in the in the building -- I know -- hear the word network news reporter Jesus is not the first word that comes to mind.
But but I am I'm a believer in Jesus Christ accepted the lord as a -- savior when I was thirteen years old.
And I know somebody got a little nervous when you heard that I was from New York.
But I but I don't jury got the soy lattes and I don't eat kale chips and -- rubella.
I'm originally from Memphis Tennessee I liked my T -- my biscuits buttered -- my chicken fried.
-- -- And as any good son of the south knows this is the only part but it is they smoked -- -- so.
That's sort of my a culinary testimony.
My job at Fox News and and you can check me out on FaceBook and Twitter and many of you have come up and said.
-- volley on Twitter and I and I read the web -- Todd Stern's dot com.
But my it's my job at fox.
This does tell stories of people of faith people who were standing up.
For the lord Jesus Christ that is what I do and I'm here to tell you that I Brothers that.
We are a nation at war with the culture.
We need men young man we're willing to stand up and say.
I -- standing up for Jesus Christ I am standing up for the values.
That this country was founded upon.
And it closing tonight I want to share with you two stories of two young men.
Who decided to stand up.
One of them his name is Jake name and he was a senior at a high school in California.
Eagle scout member of the track team.
This young man was with his -- journalism students set his high school at a national high school journalism conference in Minnesota thousands of people were there.
And Jake and his classmates -- the front row here.
When all of a sudden the speaker started -- the Bible he started happily Christian teenagers.
And young Jake.
I've talked to him and he says mr.
starts there was something in my heart that told me to stand up.
And in front of thousands of other teenagers this young man stood up.
And he walked out refusing to sit there and listen to someone ridicule.
Jake didn't look behind him he just kept right on walk and people were -- this young man.
The speaker a grown man started cursing is this young teenager walked out of the building.
Jake didn't turn around but if Jake had turned around you know -- would have seen.
He would have seen as fellow classmates.
At that high school.
Walking single file line right behind him that story -- name and was a young man who took a stand.
And if you take a stand others will take a stand as well.
And -- final example came just a few weeks ago at a high school in South Carolina a young boy named Roy the high school valedictorian.
Ol' Roy loves Jesus -- he loves Jesus.
And he wanted to thank the lord and -- -- testimony.
In his valedictorian address.
But the school -- that address they said Roy couldn't talk about Jesus.
Roy wrote a speech and he got up and he was prepared to deliver his remarks to many many people.
And Jake and I'm sorry Roy told me that he said he felt a stirring in his soul that was the -- used a stirring in Seoul.
And -- front of all those people in front of his mom and his dad -- -- a youth pastor.
Roy tore up the speech.
At the school approved.
And he said these words.
Who art -- happen.
-- it took a stand.
I'm here to tell you tonight.
That we need more people like -- -- more people like Roy young men here in this room -- willing to take a stand and let me tell you something.
-- If we start taking a stand.
Things are going to happen.
I cover Washington DC and I've got to tell you it's something we don't need politicians -- -- gonna bow down to the Republican elephant or the Democrat donkey.
We need men who are willing to bow down to the king of kings the lion of Judah.
Those are the stories.
Those -- the stories that I love to tell.
I hope to meet many of you here in just a few moments and I hope to -- many of you young people because we need more Christian journalist quite frankly.
We need more young men and young women who were willing to stand up and report the truth fair and balanced.
And I would love to talk to some -- you guys if you're literature student journalism.
But again thank you for the time here I tell you what I'm all about you guys that I have been blasted -- -- Let's stand together -- be dismissed.
We thank you for this time together this gathering.
Father I know as I was walking through the hotel lobby just a few hours ago.
How thrilled I was to see fathers and sons here together.
Father setting an example for their young men and their lives.
Lord I pray your blessings upon this amazing group of men.
Father I pray that you would give all of us the courage to take a stand.
Thank you for the testimonies that were shared tonight for their -- -- and thank you for Tim Tebow father and the mighty work that you were doing in their lives.
And father I pray that you would challenge shots that you would encourage -- -- you would open our hearts.
Father that we might be willing to hear a word from you this weekend's.
And all things we give you glory and father we especially give you glory for the men who gave their hearts over to you tonight.
Father and all things we give honor and glory to you in the precious name of Jesus.
Thank you and good night.
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