South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem shared her views rooted in her faith with regard to the issues of America. She believes “God will find a way to reveal a healing process that really will bring the country together.”
In an interview with CBN News, the 48-years-old governor revealed that she doesn’t believe she has the authority to close the economy of South Dakota.
“I know that when you have a leader overstep their authority in a time of crisis, that’s really when you lose this country, and I didn’t want to be guilty of doing that,” she said. “So I never issued a shelter in place, I never closed a business. I didn’t even define an essential business, what would be essential, and what wouldn’t be because I don’t have the authority to do that.”
Furthermore, she discussed what she sees in the country today, and that America loves being offended but she believes God will reveal a way of healing and unity.
She explained, “But what I found in our culture today is people love being offended. And that that is wreaking havoc on our culture and our way of life in people’s hearts. So I am hopeful that, while we are seeing some challenges, while we’re seeing things happening in America that break our hearts every day that God will find a way to reveal a healing process that really will bring us together and help us make more progress towards loving each other and seeking after God again than we’ve seen in decades.”
Practice the faith
CBN’s Chief Political Analyst, David Brody, asked the governor about the pandemic and restrictions to hold worship gatherings. He said, “Do you believe people of faith are under attack around the country? There are a lot of over-the-top policies by liberal government officials, what we’re seeing in California, I mean, is something nefarious going on here?”
“Absolutely. Absolutely. It is, yeah, they are attacking our religious freedoms. And so we need to use every tool that we have to make sure that we still have the ability to practice our faith and to gather as we see fit.”
She added, “And we have directly seen in many of these states, where they have allowed other gatherings yet restricted those who want to go to church and worship together.”