Last week, eyebrows across social media were raised by a viral video of a crowd chanting “Let’s Go, Brandon!” from the church pews. That was Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and the event was called “ReAwaken America,” in which numerous far-right figures like Roger Stone, Alex Jones, Mike Lindell, Lin Wood and Greg Locke met to spread skepticism about issues like vaccines and the 2020 Presidential election.
Now, church pastor Matthew Hagee — son of influential founding pastor John Hagee — has apologized for allowing the event to take place in Cornerstone facilities. “It was not appropriate to allow this event at our church,” he wrote in a message posted to the church website. “The Church is not associated with this organization and does not endorse their views.”
The Q-Anon crowd is at televangelist John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio.
They are chanting, “Let’s Go Brandon” from the church pews. pic.twitter.com/pGqUmUXezn
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) November 14, 2021
“I deeply regret, and ask forgiveness, for what took place in the Cornerstone sanctuary as a result of my oversight,” Hagee wrote. “In the future, Cornerstone Church will ensure that organizations using our facility are an appropriate reflection of our mission and vision.”
In addition to the viral “Let’s Go Brandon!” chant, former President Donald Trump’s national security adviser-turned-QAnon hero Michael Flynn also went viral for his own speech. He advocated for one, single religion in the U.S., stating “if we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God and one religion under God.”
Saw a short clip floating around of Michael Flynn calling for “one religion” in America.
I took a moment to dig to make sure the broader context was, in fact, Christian nationalist in nature.
Answer: Yup, and it arguably gets *even more so* the longer you watch. pic.twitter.com/MmAvMutI7K
— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) November 14, 2021
“Let’s Go Brandon!” has become a popular troll-y substitute for “F*** Joe Biden” in some conservative circles.
Tyler Huckabee is RELEVANT's senior editor. He lives in Nashville with his wife, dog and Twitter account.