Pastor Jim Garlow of the Skyline Church in San Diego named conspiracy theorist and former U.S. congresswoman Michele Bachmann as the church’s pastor to the United Nations on Aug. 13.
Garlow made his announcement to his congregation, notes Right Wing Watch:
What if you wanted to disciple all nations and you wanted to reach the whole world? So God did you a favor, he simply arranged so all the world came to one place at one time so you could reach them all at once. What would you call it? You’d call it the United Nations and that would be the most economical way that you could possible reach the leaders.
Bachmann took the stage and proceeded to demonize the United Nations with a conspiracy theory of the “one-world order”:
I don’t know a darker, more deceived place on earth than the U.N. Because as we saw at the Tower of Babel, that’s probably the last time when we saw all the nations of the earth come together in a moment of deception… Their goal has been from the very beginning, the creation of a one-world order, but not a one-world order under the umbrella of the Holy Spirit, a man’s attempt at a one-world order that only brings about chaos, confusion, deception, delusion, pain. And that’s where, rather than cursing the darkness, Skyline Church is about to light a candle.
Bachmann has a long history of conspiracy theories, false claims and outrageous statements, noted HuffPost, Esquire and Mother Jones.