David French writes at The Dispatch:
Why do I say this was a Christian insurrection? Because so very many of the protesters told us they were Christian, as loudly and clearly as they could. The Atlantic’s invaluable religion reporter, Emma Green, compiled considerable evidence of the Christian presence in her excellent report. I saw much of it with my own eyes. There was a giant wooden cross outside the Capitol. “Jesus saves” signs and other Christian signs were sprinkled through the crowd. I watched a man carry a Christian flag into an evacuated legislative chamber.
I could go on and on. My colleague Audrey Fahlberg was present at the riot, and she told me that Christian music was blaring from the loudspeakers late in the afternoon of the takeover. And don’t forget, this attack occurred days after the so-called Jericho March, an event explicitly filled with Christian-nationalist rhetoric so unhinged that I warned on December 13 that it embodied “a form of fanaticism that can lead to deadly violence.”
Read the full article.
It’s very worth noting that French has served as an attorney for the anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom and that The Dispatch is a right wing website.
The flags emblazoned with “Jesus 2020” and the cross were hard to miss amid the mob of Trump supporters who stormed the #Capitol.
— Religion News Service (@RNS) January 11, 2021
Ask yourself, if this isn’t about Black and Brown people gaining access, why did they rush the Capitol with Confederate symbols and same cross used by Klan? pic.twitter.com/mICZUl6Ats
— BJ Thompson (@bj116) January 12, 2021