Michael Flynn refutes QAnon claims that he worships Satan during guest appearance on Christian YouTube channel

In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, then - National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.
In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, then - National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.
  • In September, Flynn led a prayer during a conference at the Lord of Hosts Church in Nebraska.
  • Flynn said that his prayer was a rendition of a prayer to Christian archangel St. Michael.
  • Flynn and the Lord of Hosts Church's senior pastor denied the Satanic accusations.

Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn appeared on Christian YouTube channel "Truth Unveiled TV" to refute claims he worships Satan following a prayer he led at Nebraskan church, The Daily Beast reported.

During its "Opening the Heavens" conference in mid-September, Flynn led a prayer at the Lord of Hosts Church in which he referenced "legions" and "rays," according to The Daily Beast, which convinced many QAnon believers that he was praying to Satan.

Following an ad from voter fraud conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell's MyPillow, Flynn told "Truth Unveiled TV" host Paul Oebel that people were reading into things and it was a "straightforward" rendition of a prayer to St. Michael, a Christian archangel that his mother named him after.

"People need to stop overthinking what everyone is saying and listen to what is happening around us," Flynn said. "Pay attention to the reality that is happening around us instead of interpreting things that don't need interpretation."

Both Flynn and Hank Kunneman, senior pastor at the Lord of Hosts Church, have acknowledged and denied the Satanic accusations.

"Can you just give people a break?" Kunneman asked his congregation on September 26, The Daily Beast reported.

Prior to the prayer debacle, Flynn was a QAnon darling who spoke at its conferences, appeared on a podcast hosted by a QAnon influencer, and publicly referenced conspiracy theories pushed by the movement about the 2020 election.

Under President Donald Trump, Flynn served as national security advisor until his resignation in February 2017. He departed after pleading guilty to one count of lying to the FBI about his communications with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the US at the time.

Flynn was pardoned by Trump last November.

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