Rhema Bible Training College and Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, hosted a conference over the weekend that featured well-known attorney Lin Wood. At the conference, Wood promoted QAnon conspiracies, as hundreds of attendees cheered.
A new survey reports that more than a quarter of white evangelical Protestants believe in a QAnon conspiracy theory that purports that former President Donald Trump is secretly battling a cabal of pedophile Democrats. Further, approximately half of white evangelical Protestants express support for the debunked claim that Antifa was responsible for the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
In recent years, the followers of a conspiracy theory known as QAnon have become more visible in American life. The movement, which has largely been fueled by internet message boards and social media, started in 2017. However, several supporters of Q have been involved in political campaigns this year and the President was asked about their theories at a recent press conference.
Followers of the movement tend to be supporters of President Trump, so they are often conservative in their outlook on politics. A church in Indiana spends hours a week help studying Q’s messages and seeking to support them with the Bible. QAnon has moved from the fringes of American conservatism and into the limelight, so Christians should understand this movement and see the potential pitfalls of spreading the group’s message.
Here are five things Christians need to know about QAnon:
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