Pastor Brandon Burden told the KingdomLife church in Frisco, Texas, on Jan. 10 to stock up on food, water, gas for generators and to keep their guns loaded because of a national blackout and/or emergency that could happen before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20, reports The Dallas Morning News.
Burden — a former Frisco City Council candidate and member of the Frisco Conservative Coalition, a political action committee — told churchgoers that they can shoot if someone tries to enter their home, per the state’s Castle Doctrine.
Burden claimed “prophetic voices” have said God told them Trump would be president for eight years:
We have an executive order — not from Congress or D.C., but from the desk of the CEO of heaven, the boss of the planet. He said from his desk in heaven, this is my will; Trump will be in for eight years.
The Friendly Atheist notes what happen if Muslims made the same statements:
If Muslims did anything like this, you can bet the same Christians in this room would be screaming about the dangers of a holy war. Yet here they are, using God to justify their irrational and arguably dangerous beliefs about an election their side lost. They treat Trump as their savior but give Jesus lip service along the way, which allows them to ignore his corruption and bigotry and lies while endorsing their mythologized version of who he is and what he can do.