September 9, 2022

Doug Mastriano, a Pennsylvania state senator who won the Republican gubernatorial primary election, can be heard on a Zoom call with Christian nationalists praying that Congress would "disregard" Pennsylvania's 2020 election results. In the call, he held up letters to Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy that he said former President Donald Trump asked him to write to the GOP leaders "outlining the fraud in Pennsylvania," Rolling Stone reports.

The man the outlet refers to is Doug Mastriano:

"God, I ask you that you help us roll in these dark times, that we fear not the darkness, that we will seize our Esther and Gideon moments," the man said, invoking a pair of Old Testament heroes who made themselves instruments of God's vengeance. "We're surrounded by wickedness and fear, and dithering, and inaction," he added, "But that's not our problem. Our problem is following Your lead." Looking ahead to Jan 6, the man said: "I pray that… we'll seize the power that we had given to us by the Constitution, and as well by You, providentially. I pray for the leaders also in the federal government, God, on the Sixth of January that they will rise up with boldness."
The prayer meeting — one of a series of nearly two dozen "Global Prayer for Election Integrity" calls organized between election day and Jan. 6 — was organized by Jim Garlow, a prominent figure in the far-right New Apostolic Restoration movement. Garlow believes that U.S. government should operate according to biblical principles because "He knows best how government is to function."

Mastriano has said that he isn't affiliated with Christian nationalism, but the video footage of the Zoom call proves otherwise. Unsurprisingly, Garlow had ties to the Trump White House.

I'm just wondering if Garlow and Mastriano know that lying is a sin.

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