Domestic terrorists for Jesus: The Oath Keepers, a dangerous, anti-government, Christian militia, will be providing security at a Trump rally in Minneapolis on Thursday.
Republicans at President Donald Trump’s rally in Minneapolis on Thursday will reportedly be escorted by a typically heavily armed group that has been called “one of the largest radical anti-government groups in the U.S. today.”
According to the Newsweek report, the Oath Keepers posted an alert on their site on Saturday stating volunteers were needed to “protect Trump supporters” at Trump’s rally.
The alert states:
The violent communists of Antifa have issued a national call to action for Antifa and other radical, America hating leftists to converge on the upcoming Trump rally in Minneapolis on Oct 10 to ‘disrupt’ the Trump rally with an Antifa black block ‘America is Canceled’ protest against capitalism. We also expect trouble from the same radical leftists in Minneapolis that assaulted Trump supporters in 2016.
Note: Antifa is short for anti-fascist, and the only people who should be worried about Antifa are the people sympathetic to fascists, i.e. people like the Oath Keepers.
The Oath Keepers are a heavily armed and self-described “Christian militia.” The anti-government militia has previously been involved in tense, armed standoffs with federal agencies, and even went to Kentucky to prevent the arrest of Christian martyr Kim Davis after she defied the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality.
Southern Poverty Law Center reports that the Christian militia is “one of the largest radical antigovernment groups in the U.S. today,” noting:
The Oath Keepers, which claims tens of thousands of present and former law enforcement officials and military veterans as members, is one of the largest radical antigovernment groups in the U.S. today. While it claims only to be defending the Constitution, the entire organization is based on a set of baseless conspiracy theories about the federal government working to destroy the liberties of Americans.
Earlier this month, responding to a tweet from President Trump threatening civil war, the Christian militia eagerly tweeted their support for a “HOT civil war”:
Here’s the money quote from that thread. This is the truth. This is where we are. We ARE on the verge of a HOT civil war. Like in 1859. That’s where we are. And the Right has ZERO trust or respect for anything the left is doing. We see THEM as illegitimate too.@StewartRhodesOK https://t.co/DjB8TY0vCo
— Oath Keepers (@Oathkeepers) September 30, 2019
We ARE on the verge of a HOT civil war. Like in 1859. That’s where we are. And the Right has ZERO trust or respect for anything the left is doing. We see THEM as illegitimate too.
Bottom line: The Oath Keepers, a dangerous, anti-government, Christian militia, is longing for civil war, and will be providing security at a Trump rally in Minneapolis on Thursday.