Controversial Christian conservative musician and activist Sean Feucht brought his “Kingdom to the Capitol” tour to Denver this weekend, performing on the steps of the Colorado Capitol with guest appearances from U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Colorado Rep. Scott Bottoms (R-Colorado Springs).

Feucht, a former worship leader at California’s charismatic megachurch Bethel, rose to prominence during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, when his “Let Us Worship” tour, which held massive gatherings in outdoor spaces across the country, challenging masking and social-distancing restrictions. Feucht’s events also coincided with widespread racial justice protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, which led to at least one contentious confrontation with protesters in Portland, where members of the Proud Boys provided security for Feucht. In 2022, Feucht led a series of protests against Disney, at their parks in both California and Florida, following a statement from the company in opposition to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Like Lance Wallnau, one of the most vocal proponents of the “Seven Mountain Mandate,” which posits that the Christian church should control the seven spheres of influence in society, Feucht advocates for Christian dominionism.

“We want God to be in control of everything,” said Feucht during an event in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2023. “We want believers to be the ones writing the laws. Yes, guilty as charged. We wouldn’t be a disciple of Jesus if we didn’t believe that.”

In 2022, Feucht purchased a nearly $1 million property in Washington D.C., dubbed “Camp Elah,” a site for 24-hour prayer, mobilization, and ministry with legislators. Feucht kicked off Saturday’s event by waving the “Appeal to Heaven” flag, the Revolutionary War flag popular with Jan. 6 rioters, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, and members of the Christian nationalist movement.

Feucht’s Saturday event started with a series of prayers from Colorado faith leaders, including Bottoms, who is the pastor of the Church at Briargate. Bottoms declared “victory over the demonic in Colorado.” In the past, Bottoms has called transgender people, Democrats, and the 1619 Project “demonic.”

Boebert and Burchett in 2023.

Feucht also introduced Boebert to the audience, describing their friendship and introducing her as a “preacher.” In 2023, Feucht held an impromptu performance at the Capitol Rotunda, where Boebert led the group — which included UFO transparency advocate Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) — in prayer. In 2022, Boebert appeared with Feucht at The Road Church in Colorado Springs for Feucht’s “Hold the Line” event, which encouraged Christians to get more involved in politics.

“You are fearfully and wonderfully made, and he did not make a mistake,” Boebert told the crowd, including petitioners gathering signatures for the proposed trans sports ban. “The children, who the enemy wants to confuse — that is a lie from the pit of hell they are perfect, without fault.”

Feucht, performing underneath a Pride flag fastened to the Capitol balcony, addressed June’s designation as “Pride month” and Colorado’s pro-abortion legislation. “We’re going to lift up the name of Jesus above this city,” he said. “We just declare June is life month. June is family month. We declare over the state of Colorado you will be a pro-life state.”

Feucht also targeted the Denver Post, encouraging the crowd to wave at the Denver Post building — which hasn’t housed the publication since 2018 — and demanding the Post write about the “crazy Jesus people.”

Feucht’s event featured a communion service on the steps of the Capitol, and culminated, like many charismatic and Pentecostal worship services, with an altar call, where sinners and others suffering spiritual afflictions knelt at the capitol steps were, according to Feucht, delivered. Feucht and Boebert, whose recent divorce and misconduct at Denver’s Buell Theater dominated headlines during her turbulent congressional campaigns, prayed over and laid hands on attendees, who left cigarette packs, vapes, and packets of various pills — signs of their deliverance from sin — on the steps below Feucht. 

The emotional catharsis of the event came when Feucht announced he had a vision of 10 “Gen Zers” who were experiencing suicidal ideation. He exhorted the crowd until a huddle of sobbing teens gathered on the steps. Feucht prayed over them and then invited the audience to come hug them, before declaring it a “miracle,” and a “prophetic sign and a wonder.”

Following the miracle, ushers with Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets collected donations from the audience while Feucht revealed that he only had 13 states left before he completes his tour, which will culminate in a rally in Washington D.C., eight days before the 2024 election.