The biggest reason Donald Trump is still standing is because of a sustained bullying campaign by the religious right. For the better part of four years, the religious right has worked overtime to get white evangelicals to bow down to Trump. By telling people that those who oppose Trump are being played by the devil, they have undoubtedly scared a number of people who are fed up with Trump’s outrages into keeping quiet about it.
Among the so-called men and women of God who are keeping their flocks loyal to Trump are a number of people who are wrapping conspiracy theory in the cross. So I thought I’d turn the hot lights on one such team—Allen and Francine Fosdick, a husband-and-wife “apostolic/prophetic” team that runs People of Prophetic Power Ministries in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Fosdicks first came on my radar screen when Right Wing Watch revealed that America’s most famous false prophet, Mark Taylor, had appeared on their podcast, “Up Front in the Prophetic.” Now who in the world could support a guy who is proven to have lied about foretelling that Trump would be president in 2012, and then retconning it to say it was 2016? Well, I got my answer when I dug more into the Fosdicks at RDTDaily.
The Fosdicks, as it turns out, are very much of a piece with Taylor. Like Taylor, they conspiracy peddlers cosplaying ministers of Jesus Christ. Specifically, they are huge believers in the QAnon nonsense.
And then there’s their Twitter bio, seen in the title image.
These are the kind of people who are bullying Christians into bowing and praying to the orange god they helped make. They are peddling this claptrap despite it leading to death threats.
It may be time to let the Fosdicks know that this sort of conspiracy peddling is not acceptable. Let them have it on Twitter and on Facebook.
Additionally, they hold a weekly meeting every Friday night at the Wyndham Hotel in their hometown of Gettysburg. Perhaps we ought to get in touch with that hotel and ask if they’re okay with giving succor to a conspiracy theory that has resulted in people being harassed and trolled.