The first time sociologist Mary de Young heard about QAnon, she thought: "Here we go again." De Young spent her career studying moral panics — specifically, what became known as the "Satanic Panic" of the 1980s, when false accusations of the abuse of children in satanic
A revisionist reading of reality, in which social and political events are only understood by a chosen few, is the basis of the QAnon gospel. Yet, it is also a worldview driven by long-standing religious impulses clearly evident to historians of early Christianity.
While that picture is still murky, it’s become increasingly apparent that this movement has attracted a significant number of White evangelical Christians, which could have implications for the movement’s future.
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For some pastors whose church members were hundreds of miles away from Washington, D.C., and by and large abhorred the attacks, the lawlessness that day has spurred them to speak out against the rising tide of misinformation and Christian nationalism that they, too, have seen
There is significant support among White evangelicals for QAnon conspiracy beliefs and the false claim that members of antifa were ‘mostly responsible’ for the attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to the survey conducted by the conservative American Enterprise Institute.