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Brooklyn Pastor and Smithtown Local Leaving Town, Eyes NYC Mayoral Run

Rev. A.R. Bernard, pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, said he's moving his family out of Smithtown.

Superchurch Reverend A.R. Bernard, who lives in Smithtown with his family, told the Daily News on Saturday that he plans to leave the area and move to Manhattan.

The move would make him eligible to run for New York City Mayor, something he's been seriously considering.

Bernard, a registered Republican, leads the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, which boasts 37,000 members.

Read the Daily News article.

JH January 07, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Reverend A.R. Bernard, as well as his entire family will be greatly missed. He is a man of stellar character and will make an excellent Mayor! We wish him and his family the greatest success in whatever lies in the days ahead.
walter stibble January 07, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Great, just what NYC needs, a religious wingnut as Mayor.....I guess the good thing is he doesn't have a prayer!
Joe January 07, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Walter, you're right? And among the worst reverends to run for political office was the Rev Jessie Jackson and the despicable Al Sharpton. Yet, MSNBC give Al Shaption < (AKA - the REV) a prime time show? And worse, he is invited regularly to the white house. How can the progressives in the Democratic Party tolerate Sharpton and permit a reverend to be such an outspoken advocate.
Marion Knott January 07, 2013 at 06:15 PM
I don't know the Reverend but unless the above comments are made by people who know him, don't judge. He may be terrible, he may be great, but this is America and everyone can run for office. Except me, I'm too old!
Joe January 07, 2013 at 11:30 PM
As Walter states, the last thing NYC or the country needs is a reverend running for political office. The next thing you will know, people may start to think they exist for a reason and that would be a tremendous setback for all of us. After all, we are doing really well as a society and culture. Aren't we?

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