Support Christian News Reporter to the White House & Pres. Obama Trips

Your donations are tax deductible and help support IMCNews Publisher Dr. Harper's travel with the White House Press Corps and to White House Daily Briefings to ask questions of President Obama or his Press Secretary. Donations are needed and can be made online by clicking on 'Donate' button below:
Click here to read about Dr. Harper's White House Press Corps trip to Israel/Ramallah for President Obama's events.

Dr. Anthony Harper here with the InterMountain Christian News praising GOD for another trip to the White House to be a witness of our Christian concerns for America to White House staff and news reporters July 22-26, 2013!

President Obama's press secretary Jay Carney expressed a desire to meet with me and I left my question with the 2 Chronicles 7:14 verse and a copy of the book 'Harbinger' for him.

Pray that GOD will continue to use me as a witness for His Glory. In the following White House web site video, I am standing near the front on right near the wall in my suit, royal blue shirt, red tie & glasses:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/07/22/press-briefing

I thank GOD and all my Christian supporters who helped make this trip possible.

Publisher Trips To Washington, D.C. and Beyond (all the credit goes to JESUS)
by Rev. Anthony Harper, Ph.D./IMCNews Publisher

Click on Top News Stories below:
Dr. Harper's White House Press Corps Trip to Israel/Ramallah
Jay Carney Had Absolutely No Idea How To Answer This Question
Dr. Harper goes to Washington
What about prayer? Mr. President
Click here to read Dr. Harper's testimony



Pictured above: Dr. Anthony Harper at White House James S. Brady Press Room July 15, 2011.

Dr. Anthony Harper here with the InterMountain Christian News.

We need to have Christian news reporters at the White House who are not afraid to ask questions of spiritual substance.

Recent donors have contributed to my travel and I now have a one-way ticket to Baltimore, Maryland. I now have a need of a one-way ticket back to Boise, Idaho and my housing and transportation to and in Washington, D.C. and food.

Do you know anyone who might be able to sponsor my trip to the White House sharing our Christian concerns at White House Press conferences leaving July 20 and returning July 27. All donations are tax deductible.


Pictured above: IMCNews publisher/ news reporter Dr. Anthony harper with the White House Press Corps inside Palestinian headquarters Ramallah of the West Bank on Thursday March 21, 2013. Click here to read more about Dr. Harper's Israel/Ramallah experience.

With the help of GOD, I was able to travel with the White House Press Corps in Jerusalem and Ramallah to President Obama's speaking events March 18-20 and to attend a White House press conference Friday April 5. Please pray that GOD will open up a door for me to be on Air Force 1 with President Obama and to be called upon at the White House press conferences to ask questions reflecting our Christian concerns. I need to raise support to cover travel expenses and would appreciate spreading the word to any you know who can help me as a Christian news reporter on these trips. Donations for my trip are tax deductible and can be made online at our 'Donate' button at our news web site by clicking here or people can call me at (208) 703-8688.

Shortly our newspaper will be receiving a bill for travel with the White House Press Corps in Jerusalem and Ramallah. The cost is approximately $1,200 and we need to raise that support immediately. If you know of anyone who can help, please let us know - donations are tax deductible and can be made online at our following web site by clicking on the 'Donate' button:
http://www.imcnews.org/paper/support.php


Praise GOD for arranging me to be called upon at the White House to ask a question January 30, 2013. A story appeared on Glen Beck's web site news service called 'The Blaze.' That question was concerning the moral decline of our nation and about our rights to Life and Liberty stating that JESUS is the one who gives us those rights. See detailed story at the following web site link:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/30/jay-carney-had-absolutely-no-idea-how-to-answer-this-question/

Dr. Harper goes to Washington
By Dennis Lombard, Editor & Publisher, Hometimes.org, Florida
Click here to view the web site: hometimes.org.

Dr. Anthony Harper of Boise ID – already quite occupied as a newspaper
publisher and a Chaplain in Counseling Ministry – has traveled twice recently
to Washington DC at his own expense in an attempt to lift up God, Jesus
and prayer in some high government circles.

“God gave me the opportunity to do this,” Harper said of his trips to the
nation’s capital. “It’s been miraculous, and I’m still shocked it’s all
happened.” Sporting his press credentials from his Intermountain Christian News, he was admitted into the James S. Brady Daily Briefing
Room at the White House for Presidential press conferences. The
requirements to attend White House Daily Briefings includes a security
background check, acceptable government issued identification, and proof of
position with a recognized news service outlet.

On his first trip, he faced Press Secretary Jay Carney and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack who was there to discuss the “very serious drought” facing the nation. Various seasoned DC reporters asked policy and technical questions , then Harper was called on.

“I'm Dr. Harper, the Intermountain Christian News, he began. “Governor Perry last year had this national day of prayer and fasting, and he was encouraging people to pray and fast in these national disasters. Do you have any figures on that?”

Vilsack fielded the question. “Well, I can only speak for myself. I get on my knees every day and I'm saying an extra prayer now. If I had a rain prayer or rain dance I could do, I would do it.” He then ducked into policy discussion.

“But honestly, right now the focus needs to be on working with Congress. They have the capacity to help these producers by creating greater flexibility to programs, providing us some direction in terms of whatever disaster assistance can be provided. Those are the kinds of things we're focused on.”

BEFORE HARPER WENT a second time to a White House press conference, hemanaged to get a seat on a White House Press Corps chartered flight to Las Vegas January 29, where President Obama was to deliver a policy speech. The trip was expensive (he has yet to get the bill) but he did have some interesting contact with fellow reporters. Afterwards he caught a red-eye flight, a train, and a subway ride back to DC, then walked to the White House for another press conference – arriving bone tired.

“It was quite a miracle getting called on that day since I had been without sleep for two days and was so tired I could barely stand up. There was intense spiritual oppression that day trying to prevent me from asking a question mentioning Jesus, but praise God, He helped me in one of my weakest moments. “I promised GOD that if He arranged for Jay Carney to call upon me, then I would mention Jesus’ name in my question.”

He was called upon, he stood bravely and asked what was a seriously loaded question: “Regarding religious liberty [and] faith issues, a lot of Christian churches want to know about how this relates to the problems we're going through as a nation economically and otherwise, that would believe that our... faith and religious liberties and life come from Jesus, not man."

This time Carney winced, he seemed perplexed. "I'm sorry, is — I didn't get the question...."

"Oh, I'll rephrase that," Harper said. "Basically, the Christian churches in our nation are concerned about the moral decline in our nation and how faith and religious liberty issues and life are crucial, from the Declaration of Independence, and how that they would believe that our rights come from Jesus, not men. How would the administration respond to that?"

Carney didn't have any official "administration response" to the question, but he did seem to humor the reporter. "I would tell you,” he said, “that the President, as a man of faith, believes very deeply in the importance that it plays in his life and understands clearly the importance it plays in the lives of so many millions of Americans."

WHY DID HE GO on these trips? “To be a witness for Christ,” he said. It cost him iterally thousands of dollars and that isn’t all paid for yet. He’s seeking donations from his readers.

“I was very nervous being called on,” he admitted. “I was out of my comfort zone. I prayed. I sensed a demonic heaviness there. I was exhausted, especially that second time, because of the trip to Las Vegas.”

What was Carney’s reaction to his unusual question? “He looked shocked, irritated, scornful.

“But I set a precedent for deeper questions in the future, bringing Jesus into capital affairs.”

Harper plans more such trips. Some day he dreams of establishing an office in DC,nd finding some interns to man it. He hopes to attend a free intern program set up there from Reagan’s time in office, sponsored by the Young Americans Foundation (www.yaf.org/internship). YAF provides $1,000 a month stipend for interns.

Harper also hopes to manage a trip soon to Israel, where he hopes to interview Prime Minister Netanyahu – to bring up the subject of the Jewish Messiah. All of his hoped-for trips will require more “miracle financing” than he has managed to receive so far.

“We need to have Christian news reporters asking the challenging questions and to be a witness to the secular news media As a member of the White House Media Pool, I am thankful to God for the opportunity to attend White House conferences,” Harper writes on the InterMountain Christian News website. “Christians need a prominent voice with our president and other national leadership.”

Harper, 62, is married and has a daughter. He has a PhD in Psychology and is active in that area too. InterMountain Christian News serves an eight state region of Colorado, southern Idaho, Montana, northern Nevada, western North Dakota, eastern Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. It is now produced four or five times a year in these hard times. It relies on both paid advertising and donations to cover operating costs,

Check out the IMCN web site at www.imcnews.org.

This article is scheduled to appear in the Spring issue of Home Times. To receive a free copy, call 888-439-3509 and click here to view the web site: hometimes.org.

A story appeared on Glen Beck's web site news service called 'The Blaze.' Seedetailed story at the following web site link:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/30/jay-carney-had-absolutely-no-idea-how-to-answer-this-question/

More Updates

O
n Monday, November 19 of 2012, I was approved for travel with the White House Press Corps whenever President Obama or other White House representatives are traveling and would appreciate your prayers that a door would open up for me to be directly with the President on Air Force 1 for his trips internationally and/or domestically. Pray that I will be able to ask questions that represent our Christian concerns.

As a news reporter, I thank JESUS that I did get called upon by President Obama's Press Secretary Jay Carney Wednesday July 18, 2012 to ask a question of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the drought in our nation. Secretary Vilsack's response to my question of "......a rain prayer or rain dance" triggered internet news chatter. Within an hour or so after my question on prayer and fasting for national disasters, there was a lightning streak across the sky while I was walking away from the White House followed by a severe thunderstorm and downpour of rain (a sign from GOD above).


Dr. Anthony Harper Pictured in third row above in the middle of the arrows asking a question at the White House Daily Briefing after being called upon by President Obama’s Press Secretary Mr. Jay Carney Wednesday July 18, 2012. To view the White House video showing Dr. Anthony Harper asking the question (Dr. Harper's question is at 21 mintues and 30 seconds into the video):
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/07/18/press-briefing.

A lot of internet news chatter has been happening since that day because of Mr. Vilsack's comments on prayer after I asked him a question about turning to God and praying in response to the drought and other natural disasters our nation is experiencing. My question was, “Governor Perry last year (theresponseusa.com) had this national day of prayer and fasting, and he was encouraging people to pray and fast in these national disasters. Do you have any figures on that?” Although I did not get to ask the winning contest question of President Obama, I hope to get called upon by him to ask him this question in the future.

Vilsack, accompanying White House press secretary Jay Carney to the briefing, responded, “Well, I can only speak for myself. I get on my knees every day and I’m saying an extra prayer now. If I had a rain prayer or rain dance I could do, I would do it. But honestly, right now the focus needs to be on working with Congress – they have the capacity to help these producers by creating greater flexibility to programs, providing us some direction in terms of whatever disaster assistance can be provided. Those are the kinds of things we’re focused on.”

As a member of the White House Media Pool, I am thankful to GOD for the opportunity to attend White House Press conferences. Christians need a prominent voice with our President and other national leadership.

Pray that President Obama and/or other White House officials call upon me while at press conferences and that I will be able to ask him the question that represents our Christian concerns. Please consider sponsoring my airfare, travel and housing costs to attend White House press conferences and my travel expenses for the President and Vice President or other White House representative travel events. We need to have Christian news reporters asking the challenging questions and to be a witness to the secular news media. To make a tax deductible donation, go to our following web site and click on the 'Donate' button:
http://www.imcnews.org/paper/support.php.

For a comprehensive report of my July 18, 2012 experience at the White House, read the article below from World Net Daily titled ‘What about prayer? Mr. President.’

What about prayer? Mr. President
Publisher tried to get answer in light of death and destruction across nation
Published: Friday July 20 in World Net Daily:
www.wnd.com/2012/07/what-about-prayer-mr-president


Pictured left to right above: President Obama’s Press Secretary Mr. Jay Carney, Dr. Anthony Harper Wednesday July 18, 2012.

The nation’s leaders might want to consider seriously the nation’s faith life in light of the natural disasters, drought, record heat, economic failings and violence, such as the Colorado theater rampage, that have dominated the news cycle in recent days, not dismiss it flippantly.

Read article here:
www.wnd.com/2012/07/what-about-prayer-mr-president

To view the White House video showing Dr. Anthony
Harper asking the question (Dr. Harper's question is at 21 mintues and 30 seconds into the video):
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/07/18/press-briefing.

IMCNews Publisher Note: As a news reporter and part of the White House Media Pool, I thank JESUS that I did get called upon by President Obama's Press Secretary Jay Carney Wednesday July 18 to ask a question of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the drought in our nation. Secretary Vilsack's response to my question of "......a rain prayer or rain dance" triggered internet news chatter. Within an hour or so after my question on prayer and fasting for national disasters, there was a lightning streak across the sky while I was walking away from the White House followed by a severe thunderstorm and downpour of rain (a sign from GOD above).

IMCNews publisher meets LeVar Burton, television series star of 'Roots' and 'Star Trek: Next Generations

Also while at the White House Daily Briefing (press conference) in the James S. Brady Press Room on Wednesday July 18, I enjoyed visiting with the television series star LeVar Burton of 'Roots' and 'Star Trek: Next Generations.’ Mr. Burton was there to promote the ‘Reading Rainbow’ program.


Pictured above left to right: Dr. Anthony Harper, ‘Roots’ and ‘Star Trek: Next Generation television star LeVar Burton Wednesday July 18, 2012.

Christians United for Israel Conference July 16-18
Washington, D.C. Convention Center


Pictured above: Pastor John Hagee

What a great time I had in attending the Christians United for Israel conference at the D.C. Convention Center July 16-18! At that conference I enjoyed listening to Pastor John Hagee bless and pray for Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking live via satellite and later in the evening to Christian Broadcasting Network reporter Erick Stakelbeck, Senator Joseph Liberman and Congresswoman Michelle Bachman and several others. This conference was very enlightening and sobering and celebratory. The overall message of the conference was that the land of Israel was given by GOD, we need to help defend Israel against all her enemies, especially Iran. Israel deserves the right to defend her self.

The United States is building up a military force in the Strait of Hormuz to prevent an Iranian blockage of that oil corridor. Let us all pray for GOD's intervention for Israel and our nation in light of this impending crisis. GOD bless Israel with His Holy Protection.

For more information regarding Christians United for Israel, visit their web site at www.cufi.org.

My visit with Idaho Senators

It was a blessing to visit with my two Idaho Senators James Risch and Mike Crapo. I shared with them my concerns about the State of our Union and we discussed what to do about the problems our nation faces.


Pictured above left to right: Senator Mike Crapo and Dr. Anthony Harper 7/18/12.


Pictured above left to right: Dr. Anthony Harper and Senator James Risch 7/17/12.

There are several great movies that describe the condition our nation is in and what to do to rectify the problem. Those movies are the following:
‘Agenda: Grinding America Down’ by Curtis Bowers. Web site: agendadocumentary.com.
‘Monumental’ by Kirk Cameron. Web site: www.monumentalmovie.com
‘180 The Movie’ by Ray Comfort. Web site: www.180movie.com
‘Obama’s America 2016: Love Him/Hate Him, You Don’t Know Him’ by Gerald R. Molen. Web site: www.2016themovie.com


a call to prayer for a nation in crisis


Pictured above: The Response at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas August 5, 2011. Photo and information source credit: theresponseusa.com.

About The Response

Vision

America's issues are not primarily financial, political or moral. Neither does America's hope lie in one leader or institution. Our hope is found in the One who desires for us to turn to Him with all our hearts. This is our response — to call on Jesus on behalf of America, that He might hear our cry and that we would see a revolution of righteousness in this country.

Invitation

The Response is holding state-wide solemn assemblies to gather people from all ages, denominations and backgrounds in prayer and worship on behalf of our nation. Join us as the church responds to the call to prayer.

State to state, city to city, we will not rest until we see a righteous revolution awaken the church.

About

The Response In August 2011, The Response gathered over 40,000 to Houston, TX as well as 100,000 unique sites that joined via simulcast to respond to the Joel 2 trumpet call to prayer. Though Governor Rick Perry initiated The Response in Houston, the state-wide gatherings we are now doing are not affiliated with any presidential candidates. The Response is committed to prayer above politics, to exercising our freedoms within the system of government God has given us, to raise our voices before heaven, and to cry out for transformation in America.

Next Response event scheduled for Kansas City October 27, 2012. For more information, visit the web site: theresponseusa.com.

IMCNews Publisher Closing Comments on Washington, D.C. Trip: In addition to the best Publisher/Mentor GOD, I am thankful to GOD for my good friends John Fortmeyer (editor of Christian News Northwest) and Will Hall (former editor of Baptist Press) who have been such a blessing to me in teaching me the ways of being a good editor. John and Will have given me a lot of good advice and they continue to be a great resource of encouragement and assistance.

What a trip in Washington, D.C. I praise GOD for!!! This was an answer to prayer.

2011 Washington, D.C. Trip summary below

I had a free Southwest Airlines plane ticket to travel to Washington D.C. leaving Tuesday July 12 and returning Wednesday July 20, 2011. Here below are some pictures at the pro Israel rally 'Christians United for Israel' with Glenn Beck as keynote speaker and of my time with President Obama and news reporters in the White House Press conferences July 13-15, 2011. Click here to view the Christians United for Israel web site (photos by Paul Wharton Photography).



What an experience in Washinton, D.C. I had with the help of GOD and many others! It was an honor to just be admitted into the White House Press conferences and I hope one day soon, I will get my interview or question with the President in person.


Photo above: Photo taken of President Obama by Dr. Harper while as a news reporter for InterMountain Christian News on Friday July 15, 2011 while attending a White House Press Conference in the James S. Brady Press Room.


Dr. Anthony Harper at White House James S. Brady Press Room July 15, 2011.


Picture of Dr. Anthony Harper in front of White House July 13, 2011.


Dr. Anthony Harper in front of U.S. Capitol July 14, 2011.


Dr. Anthony Harper in front of Supreme Court July 13, 2011.


IMCNews Publisher note:
I have viewed the Agenda movie, am greatly impressed and highly recommend this movie to everyone who wants to know about the history of socialism and communism, the truth about the state of the United States and what the future looks like for our country. For more information, view the web site AgendaDocumentary.com.