MAGA pastors Mario Murillo, who gained media attention for calling Big Bird “demonic,” and 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, came to Colorado Springs this month to host the “Fire and Glory” tent revival. Murillo’s “Living Proof” tour came through Colorado Springs last year, but this year it included Wallnau and Christian authors Bill Federer and Floyd Brown, who claimed that meeting Ronald Reagan in a Masonic Temple in 1976 got him into politics and went on to introduce the infamously racist “Willie Horton” campaign ad in 1988. There was also a surprise guest — Colorado Springs Mayor Yemi Mobolade.
While this weekend’s 2022 Truth and Liberty Conference, a gathering of right-wing Christians near Colorado Springs, didn’t tread any new ground ideologically — evangelical voters have long been opposed to LGBTQ rights and progressive policies — it did illustrate the continuing influence that Andrew Wommack’s entities — Truth and Liberty, Charis Bible College, and Andrew Wommack Ministries — have on politics.
God Is With Those Fighting Against LGBTQ People, Says Keynote Speaker at Christian Fundamentalist Gathering
This weekend, approximately 3,500 people attended the Truth and Liberty Coalition’s annual conference in Woodland Park, about 15 miles from Colorado Springs, where speakers laid out a theocratic vision for the future of American politics. Bringing together faith leaders, authors, politicians — U.S. Representatives Doug Lamborn and Lauren Boebert, Colorado Rep. Mark Baisley, Arkansas Sen. Jason Rapert — and activists, this year’s Truth and Liberty conference was a showcase of conservative grievances, with reactionary politics and Christian fundamentalism on full display.