How QAnon Conspiracy Is Spreading In Christian Communities Across The U.S. - 2020-08-21

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F97.png How QAnon Conspiracy Is Spreading In Christian Communities Across The U.S. August 21, 2020, Ari Shapiro, National Public Radio

SHAPIRO: Your piece is called "QAnon: The Alternative Religion That's Coming To Your Church." Do the people you interviewed really see it as a belief system comparable to organized religion?

BEATY: They do. They are picking up on the overt spiritual language that Q, whoever that is, is using in his messages on the Internet, and they see that as connecting directly to the Bible, to the God of Christianity and to God's hand at work in the world. So they see the QAnon messages as revealing truth in the world and that they are supposed to take up a spiritual battle to reveal truth.

SHAPIRO: And your reporting suggests that there's something about this moment that makes it spread that much faster.

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{{cite news | first = Ari | last = Shapiro | author2 = Katelyn Beaty | title = How QAnon Conspiracy Is Spreading In Christian Communities Across The U.S. | url = https://www.npr.org/2020/08/21/904798097/how-qanon-conspiracy-is-spreading-in-christian-communities-across-the-u-s | work = National Public Radio | date = August 21, 2020 | accessdate = September 12, 2020 }}