Just in time for Halloween comes another crazy Christian claiming that satanic influence is dooming American politics. Ever notice that these folks never reason out “Maybe I hold some fringe beliefs and the majority of my fellow citizens think my favorite candidate is batshit crazy so they voted for the opponent?” But we digress…
This week’s example comes to us courtesy of Lance Wallnau. Appearing on religious huckster Jim Bakker’s television show – where the convicted fraudster sells buckets of food you can shovel in during Doomsday – Wallnau let’s America in on the dirty secret liberals don’t want you to know. We have Satan on our side!
Apparently it boils down to a shadowy network of big money liberal donors that are somehow “discipling the country.” While he’s “not a big conspiracy theorist buff,” Wallnau then goes down paths well trodden by conspiracy theorists.
“They are all independent organizations coordinated by one group of people like us who handle the money,” he said. “So they’ll show up where there’s race issues—boom, and make them inflammatory. They’ll show up where there’s a campus issue — boom, and make it inflammatory. Then the media machine kicks in, Media Matters, which is run by one of their organizations, and they come in and they get it into the social media channels so it’s in Facebook and everything. And you would think all of America’s ablaze. It’s a handful of funded, executed strategists with entities called 527s that are discipling America,” Wallnau told Bakker.
“The web literally is coming down on America. And what’s sad is, how many Christians feel this fog on their head at times? Do you feel that? It’s almost like everything’s going wrong. We don’t realize it’s a remnant operating strategically through organizations that are intent on shifting the American culture and discipling the country. And that fog that’s on Christians is the collective witchcraft that comes over the Body of Christ because there’s spirits being authorized to be released.
“Wherever there’s agreement, there’s power. The more unbelievers agree with the narrative that they’re hearing, the more power and authorization Satan has to manifest. So unless the church has an exposure of what the enemy’s doing and begins to agree together with a counter-strategy, we’re going to deal with more and more fog. And the worst part is, we don’t have to surrender nations to the devil.”