Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and Alliance Defending Freedom President Michael Farris encouraged religious-right activists to support new state-level voting restrictions at a Feb. 10 town hall meeting at Cornerstone Chapel, Farris’s home church in Leesburg, Virginia. The event was part of FRC’s “Pray Vote Stand” project.
The program was hosted by Cornerstone Pastor Gary Hamrick, who made a splash just before the 2020 election with a sermon in which he called the election a “spiritual war” and denounced the Democratic Party as evil and demonic. In the week before Election Day, Hamrick’s sermon was distributed widely by former President Donald Trump’s religious-right supporters, including Paula White’s One Voice Prayer Movement and Intercessors for America. White used her position as a White House aide to promote Christian nationalist ideology and denounce Trump’s political opponents as agents of Satan.
At the town hall, Perkins claimed that cable news networks, including Fox News, are “in the tank for the left” and encouraged people to rely on their pastors and groups like FRC and ADF as their sources of information.
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