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Rep. Madison Cawthorn posts clip calling for holy war, Twitter mocks him

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05.10.2021

Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina just can’t stop calling for violence, can he? This time, though, how is Cawthorn going to claim his words were taken out of context and misheard? He declared a holy war—or a “spiritual battle,” to be exact.

“Now is the time for our pastors and our congregations, like this one here, like many that you represent. It's time for us to stand up and declare boldly that as men and women of faith, we have a duty to stand against tyranny, we have a duty to be civically involved, we have a duty to save this country for the next generation.” Cawthorn said in a speech delivered at the North Carolina Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Salt & Light Conference."

Cawthorn posted the week-old speech’s clip to Twitter Sunday, calling on people “of faith.”

In it, he referenced his botched knowledge of religion to call on Christians to declare a holy war.

“Look back at the Old Testament. Look at David, look at Daniel, look at Esther, look at all of these people who influenced the governments of their day to uphold Christian principles. It is time for the American........

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