By Bil Browning
Rapper Kanye West announced he will appear at Awaken2020, a stadium-sized prayer rally hosted by some of the nation’s most anti-LGBTQ religious conservatives. After West’s announcement so many people rushed online to get free tickets to the event, the group’s website crashed.
West, who’s erratic behavior has seen him suddenly becoming a rightwing Christian and devout worshipper of Donald Trump, has been pushing his new gospel album recently. One of the songs is an ode to Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain most frequently identified with religious controversy over LGBTQ rights.
The Arizona event will feature Dominionist preachers like Lou Engle and Cindy Jacobs. Dominionists are part of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement that seeks to bring about a theocratic government. NAR considers those with different views to be infidels who are under the influence of demonic forces.
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