Warning: QAnon’s silly lies: “deep state” is satanic, coronavirus is fake, Trump is truth/media is lies -have merged with evangelical ideology into a Trump-worshiping religion. The small QAnon freak-show risks expanding into a 100-million strong evangelical church-based cult. Long before QAnon’s moronic brand of nonsensical permutations, Televangelists and other self-styled evangelical prophets were claiming to receive divine messages about current events. Now these two fact-free hysterical uneducated White reactions to change merge in the Trump Cult.
Warnings and prophecies about Mr. Trump predate QAnon as well. In July, 2017, for example, the televangelist Rodney Howard-Browne (a friend of Paula White, Mr. Trump’s personal pastor and a White House adviser), told the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that the deep state had “started a war” against Mr. Trump because of his alignment with evangelicals.
“Although many evangelicals may still be sharing QAnon content unwittingly, a new poll shows that the conspiracy theory has been gaining favor with Republican voters; 33 percent said they believe QAnon is “mostly true,” and 23 percent believe “some parts are true.'” (New York Times)