One day after a gunman killed five people and injured 18 more at an LGBTQ bar in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park TV evangelist and right-wing Christian pundit Andrew Wommack condemned homosexuality as a tool of Satan and complained that the media coverage of the shooting “went overboard” and was afraid to speak out against homosexuality.
Wommack, whose recent conference featured keynote speeches from U.S. Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO), made the comments on the Nov. 21 edition of his Truth & Liberty Coalition broadcast, which you can watch here starting at 9 minutes 45 seconds.
Wommack’s program is broadcast weekly and is available on a number of cable channels.
“It seems like homosexuality… it seems like that’s the tip of the spear,” said Wommack on the podcast. “It’s the thing that Satan is ramming through. Nobody wants to condemn homosexuals. And, you know, just yesterday we had a shooting in Colorado Springs where there five people in a gay bar that were killed, and then I heard 18 people injured… Nobody likes to see violence like that, and I’m not endorsing it, but our Fox station that I was watching, they just went overboard talking about how we need to be in one with these people, and we certainly need to condemn the violence and stuff, but it seems like if you speak out against homosexuality, they’re linking you with somebody that’s going to go in and kill people and stuff. And so, I think this is one of the major threats of the devil.”
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Wommack is the founder of Wommack Ministries, the Truth and Liberty Coalition, and the unaccredited Charis Bible College (originally called the Colorado Bible College), both located in Woodland Park, less than 20 miles from Colorado Springs. Andrew Wommack Ministries is projecting over $100 million in revenue this year.
The Truth and Liberty Coalition is a non-profit with a stated goal to “mobilize believers in Jesus Christ to affect the reformation of nations through the seven mountains of cultural influence.”
In addition to the weekly broadcast, the coalition trains conservatives hoping to run for public office.
Wommack founded the Truth and Liberty Coalition in 2017 alongside David Barton, a pseudo-historian who is listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBTQ extremist for his fervent homophobia.
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Wommack’s influence on politics in Colorado has increased in recent years at the local, state, and federal levels. The 2022 Truth and Liberty Conference attracted prominent guest speakers such as Boebert and Doug Lamborn.
This year’s conference keynote speaker said that God is with those fighting against LGBTQ people.