KEY POINTS

  • The RNC committeeman posted his comments on his private blog
  • He compared the COVID-19 vaccines to a "false god"
  • He previously attacked CDC's new mask recommendations

A top Republican National Committee official has promoted anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, including calling the COVID-19 vaccine shots “the mark of the beast,” comparable to a “false god.”

Peter Feaman, an RNC committeeman from Florida, made the remarks on his blog, “The Backhoe Chronicles,” through the “anti-Facebook” app MeWe. In a series of posts, the Florida lawyer compared the Biden administration’s vaccine campaign to Nazi-era “brown shirts.” The Storm Troopers, also known as the “brown shirts,” helped Adolf Hitler rise to power in Germany.  

“The Biden brown shirts are beginning to show up at private homes questioning vaccine papers," Feaman wrote in a July 20 post.

 

His comments come as the United States is witnessing a resurgence of coronavirus cases driven by the more contagious Delta variant.

In May, Feamn also called COVID-19 vaccines a “mark of the beast,” which is a reference to a symbol showing allegiance to Satan. In the same post, he also slammed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich., for encouraging people to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

“Diabolical Michigan Governor Whitmer wants her citizens to get the Mark of the Beast to participate in society. It’s no secret that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has always been determined to keep her state under lockdowns and masked up for as long as possible,” he wrote in the post

“Hey Governor Whitner, we will not bow to your false god,” he added. 

On Thursday, Feaman also attacked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for recommending that fully vaccinated Americans should still wear masks in public indoor settings amid the spread of the Delta variant.

“The wolves want control and power,” he wrote, adding: “As for me and my house, we will fight them.”

 

Feaman has repeatedly spread conspiracy theories, including false claims that the 2020 election was stolen and that the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was part of an effort to make supporters of former President Donald Trump “look bad,” as reported by Polk GOP.

In addition to his private blog, Feaman also wrote two books, including “The Next Nightmare: How Political Correctness Will Destroy America" in 2012,” where he claimed that “Islamofascism” poses the greatest threat to Judeo-Christian values and the United States, according to CNN

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