Prominent allies of former President Donald Trump warned of a “demonic territory” over the country and a “satanic portal” over the White House at a conference over the weekend.
The ReAwaken America Tour held an event Friday and Saturday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which it described as “sold out.” Speakers at the far-right event included Pastor Mark Burns, right-wing strategist Roger Stone, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, former President’s son Eric Trump and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
Burns, a staunch Trump supporter and GOP House nominee for South Carolina’s 4th Circuit, targeted the LGBTQ community, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and leading Democrats in Congress in his speech on Saturday. Notably, despite his unwavering support for the former president, Trump recently endorsed his incumbent opponent, Rep. William Timmons, in the South Carolina GOP primary.
“The Bible says, ‘We do not fight against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against rulers in high positions.’ Satan is bigger than Lindsey Graham,” Burns said, drawing audible approval from the audience. Graham represents South Carolina.
“You want to get rid of Lindsey Graham?” asked the pastor. “Then get rid of the demonic territory that is over the land. you don’t talk to me I can’t get any help here,” he added, earning applause and some cheers from the large crowd.
Graham was widely viewed as a Trump ally during the former president’s tenure in the White House. However, the GOP senator has received some backlash from Trump since leaving office.
“I mean, Lindsey’s a nice guy, but he’s a RINO,” Trump told Newsmax in February. RINO is an acronym meaning “Republican in name only.”
On Friday night, Stone, who was pardoned by Trump in December 2020, also spoke about Satan.
“There is a satanic portal over the White House, you can see it day and night,” the Trump ally claimed. “It exists. it’s real And it must be closed. And it will be closed by prayer,” he added, drawing applause and cheers. Stone further claimed that this “portal” first appeared after President Joe Biden “became president, and it will be shut down before he goes.”
Flynn described the US as “biblically determined” at the event. The retired general referred to the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible and explained that the author was speaking of a “city on a hill”. He then referred to former President Ronald Reagan, saying, “He said it was a shining city on a hill.” Flynn claimed that the US was built on “a set of Judeo-Christian principles.”
Burns, whom Flynn had previously endorsed, also proudly explained in his remarks that he refers to LGBTQ people as “queer” and claimed that gay marriage is “illegal,” citing the Bible. He also said he would go to convention and “declare the word of God right in front of Nancy Pelosi’s face, right in front of AOC’s face.” AOC is an acronym for the name of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat.
ReAwaken America has been holding regular events across the country for the past few months. Since mid-April, the tour, which has included Trump allies, right-wing commentators and GOP candidates, has visited Oklahoma, Florida, California, Michigan, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Ohio and Oregon. It also has upcoming events planned in Virginia and New York. Combining conservative Christian religious ideals with broadly pro-Trump and anti-Biden rhetoric, the events rally attendees to oppose Democratic control of the nation’s Capitol.
Burns regularly combines religious themes with his political statements. At a ReAwaken America event in Ohio in February, he said God will “raise armies” to help conservatives “shut down” Democrat-led America.
“Are you ready to fight me? Scream yes!” shouted the pastor during his remarks. “Are you ready to stand by me? scream yes!”
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