Right-wing pastor Shane Vaughn has proclaimed that “liberalism” is akin to an invasive species of plant and that American democracy is a “disease” that is infesting the United States, which he said is God’s garden.
“Do you know God’s favorite job? He’s a gardener. Adam was a gardener. You are being called to the garden of America to pull out the weeds of liberalism – to pull out the disease of democracy – and to restore the walls of the republic, and to rebuild the hedges of holiness, and to place within this nation the hedgerows of the law of God, the rule of law, and the rule of this great republic,” said Vaughn.
America is God's garden, says right-wing pastor Shane Vaughn, and Christians are called "to pull out the weeds of liberalism [and] to pull out the disease of democracy." pic.twitter.com/7TwgA1PIco
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Vaughn is an internet conspiracy theorist who idolizes former President Donald Trump and has put forth a flurry of bizarre claims in recent weeks, including that God is in charge of climate change and is sabotaging COVID-19 vaccines.
Climate change is not scientific. It is a religion. It is an anti-Christ religion that has taken over the minds of the world. In today’s lesson, I’m going to prove to you from God’s word that it is a sin to believe in the ideology and the religion of climate change,” Vaughn said on August 16th.
Twelve days later, Vaughn pontificated that the Bible predicted the development of COVID-19 vaccines through allegories of the Israelites turning to the Egyptians for help as they wandered through the desert.
“Listen to what he said in verse 1: ‘and trust in horses and their chariots.’ You run down to Egypt saying, ‘give me some of your horses and some of your chariots! We need your help!’ And Yahweh says, ‘why would you need their help when I am the Lord your God? Hallelujah! When I alone give you life or call for you to die. Why would you go begging them for their help? They have nothing that’s gonna help my judgment that is coming upon this nation. The only help for the child of God in this hour is the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua the Messiah,’” Vaughn yelled.
“You better learn that – and you better learn it fast – or you’re gonna chase vaccines until there ain’t no vaccines left. I don’t care if you got one. Go for it. God bless you if that’s your choice. But I’m telling you if that’s where your faith is, you’re going to be in for a big disappointment. God is going to force you to look to him,” Vaughn warned. “These vaccines are gonna quit working on every corner until this nation falls to her knees and repents for dead babies and repents for the sodomy of this nation!”
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