Evangelical Leaders Denounce QAnon as ‘Political Cult’ and ‘Satanic Movement’ That ‘Poses a Threat to Global Church’

Signs referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory — with a Q — have appeared at rallies for President Trump.
Credit…Al Drago for The New York Times

Some Christian leaders, including a couple of prominent conservative evangelicals, have denounced the conspiracy theory movement gaining traction in conservative circles known as QAnon.

Created by an anonymous online figure in 2017, QAnon claims that President Donald Trump is in a war with a “Deep State” government, battling entities like elitist pedophile rings and satanism.

The conspiracy alleges that a Satan-worshipping “deep state” faction that includes A-list celebrities is working to defeat Trump and engage in child sex abuse.

Since its launching, the QAnon conspiracy theories have reportedly garnered growing support among some evangelical churchgoers and other mostly conservative communities. It has also gained notable supporters such as a Georgia congressional candidate and a U.S. Senate candidate in Oregon.

QAnon has gotten enough traction to be addressed by Vice President Mike Pence in an interview on CBS’ “CBS This Morning.”

In the interview last Friday, Pence said he does not “know anything about QAnon.”

“And I dismiss it out of hand,” Pence added, decrying the fact that he had to spend time “on a major network to talk about some conspiracy online theory.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski

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