A televangelist who refers to himself as the “Holy Ghost bartender” but is described by critics as a hypnotist and cult leader says Donald Trump will save the world from the Antichrist — but only for a little while.
Rodney Howard-Browne, whose “holy laughter” ministry is viewed with suspicion by other evangelical Christians, appeared earlier this week on “end times” broadcaster Rick Wiles‘ radio program to discuss his views on the presidential election, reported Right Wing Watch.
“We are in the final hour now, the final grains of sand are slipping through the hour glass,” Howard-Browne said. “We stand on the brink of a one-world government, one-world religion, one-world money system, and the rise of the Antichrist. I will say that a Trump presidency will give us a stay of execution, only.”
Howard-Browne, who is allied with Sarah Palin’s home pastor Mike Rose, preaches that “Third Wave” fundamentalists such as himself are raising an army to take over the world through spiritual warfare in an apocalyptic battle with Satan and his minions.
He encourages followers to laugh hysterically, weep uncontrollably, shriek and make animal noises during services, but many evangelical Christians and other critics suspect his ministry is actually a cult.
Howard-Browne pointed out to Wiles, who backs Sen. Ted Cruz and believes President Barack Obama murdered Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, that Trump had already made enemies of many world leaders — which the televangelist said proved his qualifications for the White House.
“A mark of a person’s standing is who backs them or who attacks them,” Howard-Browne said. “The New World Order and the establishment are spending tens upon tens of millions to take him down. When the pope attacks him, plus two former Mexican presidents and other world leaders, then that tells us that he’s a threat to the New World Order and the one-world government. And when the world’s financial elite met in Davos, Switzerland, and they say they’re afraid of Trump — I say that’s good enough for me.”
Howard-Browne warned during his last appearance on Wiles’ program, in 2014, that the U.S. was no different than Nazi Germany — which he bolstered with a claim that a gas chamber was already under construction in Kentucky as part of a United Nations/Agenda 21 plot.
He compared Trump’s rise to the growing popularity of right-wing populists in Europe — which Howard-Browne found encouraging.
“This thing has started a firestorm across the world,” Howard-Browne said. “Because of his stance on immigration, he’s been labeled by the left as a racist and Hitler — something that they even use in the U.K. against Nigel Farage and UKIP for the same reasons.”
Howard-Browne’s perspective on Nazi comparisons has apparently made a dramatic shift, now that Trump is routinely compared to Adolph Hitler even by other Republicans.
“If you’re a leftist-liberal and you don’t have a valid argument to support your opposing view, just call people names and label them: racist, misogynist, Hitler, fascist, etc,” he said. “Most people don’t even know what those terms mean, and the problem is that too many Americans are liberals when it comes to the way they lean because of the media and the education system and how they’ve been dumbed down and when it comes to American history, they don’t even know what took place in the history and the founding of our nation.”
The controversial pastor accused media and global elites of conspiring to defeat Trump by any means necessary — even murder.
“All the nonsense stirred up in the mainstream media, the propaganda, the lies, the racism stirred up, is all a ploy to take Mr. Trump down,” Howard-Browne warned. “My concern is that even if he becomes the nominee, he will be in danger for his life. The GOP wants a brokered convention to steal the nomination from the people’s choice. Personally, I don’t think they really want Cruz either, but they have now co-opted him.”