Dean Odle, candidate for governor, addresses Republicans in St. Clair County
Gubernatorial candidate Dean Odle spoke at length with the St. Clair County Republican Party at their regular meeting. Odle is the pastor of Fire and Grace Church in the Auburn-Opelika region. Odle told the more than 80 Republicans in attendance that he was born and raised in Alabama and spent 50 of his 53 years here.
“I feel like God is calling me to do more,” Odle said of his campaign for governor.
Odle said he became very unhappy with the direction of the Alabama government during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Besides taking up arms, all we can do is run for office,” Odle said. “I am a true born again Christian. I am not ashamed of it. My religious and political views have not changed for over 34 years. ”
“We have a lot of Republicans who are Republicans only in name, the RINOs,” Odle said. “They campaign as conservative Republicans, then rule like Democrats.”
“I am a big supporter of Trump. I love Trump, but I don’t agree with him on everything, ”Odle said. “I do not agree with his pressure for this experimental vaccine.”
“I hope he comes back in 2024, that’s my prayer,” Odle said of Trump. “I’m sick of RINOs.”
“I am already the most censored candidate for governor,” said Odle. “Facebook banned me three times from my Dean Odle for Governor page.”
“We have bad leadership,” Odle said. “I thought of over ten thousand reasons why Kay Ivey should not be re-elected governor.”
Editorial note: Odle is a pastor, missionary and politician. He is neither an epidemiologist nor a certified health professional. His views are his own, but taking medical advice from a political preacher could present potential risks. Please consult your own healthcare practitioner before making any decisions about vaccinations or medical treatment for any condition.
Odle claimed that hydroxychloroquine, zinc and zipomyocin have been shown to be an effective treatment for COVID-19, but this information was suppressed by the media who attacked Trump and falsely claimed there were effects dangerous side effects to hydroxychloroquine.
“The CDC is corrupt and the NIH is corrupt at heart,” Odle said. “I am a missionary. I have been taking hydroxychloroquine for months at a time. I have never had heart problems.
Odle cited Michigan State Representative Kate Winslet, who treated her COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine.
“How many hundreds of thousands of lives would have been saved if this information had been shared?” Said Odle. “Did Kay Ivey ever say something?” Where was Will Ainsworth?
“The big money agenda and the media agenda is to get vaccinated because they’re going to make billions of dollars,” Odle said.
“We killed 11,045 people” from COVID-19, Odle said.
“The state health director is not accountable to anyone,” Odle said. “He is appointed by a private organization.”
“We have a lot of problems in Alabama,” Odle said. “The good old boys’ system won’t change a thing. We need to do something different. ”
“More than half of representatives and senators campaigned not to raise taxes” in 2018, Odle said. “They get there and they let our leader RINO (Kay Ivey) threaten and manipulate them into raising taxes. It shows that you have neither principles nor moral character. ”
“We have a Biden administration that’s probably going to start seizing weapons,” Odle said.
Odle said the Legislature had the opportunity to pass a bill protecting the gun rights of Alabamians, “and they gave us sweet potatoes (as a new state vegetable). and alcohol.
Odle spoke at length about his fears about vaccinations.
“I have autoimmune disease from taking four vaccines in this arm and two in the other,” Odle said. “I have psoriatic arthritis caused by the vaccines I took.”
“I have a book with 400 studies showing that the aluminum and mercury in these vaccines are linked to autism,” Odle said.
“The federal government and these organizations are not for you,” warned Odle. “After I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, I was prescribed Celebrex and Vioxx. If I had taken this, I probably wouldn’t be here.
“I want to be a governor to protect you from them,” Odle said.
Odle warned that they might start asking you to take the vaccine: “To go to a store, work for this company, or go to a football game.”
“When that happens, do you want a governor like Kay Ivey? She’ll bend one knee in a heartbeat, ”Odle said.
Odle said state lawmakers had the ability to prevent employers from requiring employees to take the vaccine and they did not. They also did not embrace constitutional porterage so that the citizens of Alabama could carry their concealed weapons without a pistol license.
“How did we not get the constitution passed? Said Odle. “It’s time to vote against some of these lawmakers.”
“If you want to inject this poison into your veins, fine; don’t force me to do it, ”Odle said. “If you are vaccinated and I am not, I am not a danger to you.”
“When the Biden administration comes in and tells you you need to get this vaccine, do you want a governor to stand up for you?” Asked Odle. “If I have to take a gun and get to the state line, I will.” If I have to call the National Guard, I will. I guarantee you they won’t take my gun.
“We are in the midst of a Communist takeover, a new world order,” Odle said.
Odle grew up in Opelika in public schools. His family later moved to Montgomery, where he attended Jefferson Davis High School. Odle attended the University of Troy. In 1987 he had a religious experience and dedicated his life to the Lord and became a missionary and then a pastor.
Odle has shared the gospel of Jesus Christ in Israel, Mauritius, Nigeria and across America, including a stint as a pastor in Washington DC Odle has served as a youth pastor, senior pastor, planter churches, educator, author, counselor and leader for over 33 years.
In 2008, Odle returned to Alabama to start a new church, Fire & Grace Church in the Auburn-Opelika area. Odle added Fire & Grace School of Ministry in 2018. The weekly church and school broadcasts reach 80,000 to 100,000 viewers each month across the world. Odle and his wife Nancy have three children, two of whom are adults. They and their youngest daughter live in Cusseta with their five dogs.
This was the second time Odle had spoken to the St. Clair County Republican Party.
Odle is the first candidate to run for governor. It is not yet known whether Governor Kay Ivey will seek re-election. Many potential candidates wait for Ivey to announce his decision before announcing their own plans. The main party primaries will take place in May 2022.
St. Clair County Republican Party Vice Chairman Logan Glass said the group will meet on June 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at the City Market Grill in Pell City. Alabama Business Council President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.
“Katie is a potential candidate for the Senate,” Glass told Republicans in St. Clair County.
Alabama Republican Party 3rd Convention District Chairman Lance Bell said, “The Senate is going to be a very expensive race. Three people have already contacted the party, and there may be one or two more. ”
At this point, Katie Boyd Britt has not officially announced her candidacy for the Senate. Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, and former Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard are the only two candidates announced for the Senate, although more announcements are likely in the coming weeks.
There are only 12 months until Alabama’s Republican primary in 2022.