Is Brian Gibson the pastor to terrorists? That is a question being asked as he pops up in the Tyler Ethridge situation. Brian Gibson became an instant celebrity when he posed for a picture with Jake Angeli/Q Anon Shaman. Brian Gibson would also inspire Tyler Ethridge and appeared to interact at least once but on social media Tyler Ethridge praises Brian Gibson. The Christian nationalist cult is small and todays post reveals how some of these individuals move in small circles.
“If inciting people to do that is terrorism, and if killing those who kill our sons is terrorism, then let history be witness that we are terrorists.“
Osama Bin Laden
“We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the difference between us two.”
Osama Bin Laden
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
John 4:24 NIV
Brian Gibson with Jake Angeli in Arizona
You can see Jake Angeli/Q Anon Shaman pounding the floor and shouting in this video.
Brian Gibson is a Christian nationalist pastor from HIS Church in Owensboro, Kentucky who keeps popping up when I do research on this strand of evangelicalism. I first learned that he posed with a picture of Jake Angeli in Arizona at a Trump/Q Anon rally. You can see that picture above. You can read more about Brian Gibson in, “Did Pastor Brian Gibson of Owensboro, Kentucky Support Terrorist Activity in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021?” The other day it was reported that Jake Angeli was kicked out of the United States Navy for refusing to take a vaccine. After two years of service he was kicked out for not following regulations. Its interesting as to how some of these fringe groups that run around and play soldier on weekends lack the character to actually serve in the military. But that is for another blog. But this is not the first time Brian Gibson posed with an alleged terrorist.
Tyler Ethridge’s Admiration for Brian Gibson and Their Meeting
This blog has been profiling and looking at a Christian nationalist pastor, Tyler Ethridge, who was allegedly involved in the storming of the Capitol and recorded a video of himself amidst tear gas. But Tyler also thought highly of Brian Gibson. Look at the screen shots below from Tyler’s Facebook page as they are striking and troubling. The first picture is of Brian Gibson involved in a Trump march in Washington, D.C. where he also poses with Tyler Ethridge on November 13, 2020. This is two months before Tyler Ethridge would allegedly be involved in the storming of the Capitol. Just look at our alleged future terrorist all smiling and giddy. The second screenshot is of a video that Tyler shared on Facebook of Brian Gibson appearing at a rally in Lansing, Michigan on December 8, 2020. The rally was an attempt to stop Michigan from certifying its election results. NBC of Lansing doesn’t identify Brian Gibson but in the pictures which you can access here he is in the fifth and sixth photographs.
Is Brian Gibson Any Different Than Osama Bin Ladin or Charles Manson?
This blog was taken back when I first was analyzing Tyler’s social media and I saw the material on there for Brian Gibson. Isn’t that odd that he would pose with at least two people who were allegedly involved in storming the United States Capitol? When you see what Jake Angeli or Tyler Ethridge allegedly did on January 6, 2021 the question must be asked. Is Brian Gibson the pastor to alleged terrorists? Does he inspire or encourage others to act out on Christian nationalism? I mean when you think about it Osama Bin Ladin didn’t fly the planes into the World Trade Center or the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Be he was involved in the plot. Consider what Charles Manson did in California on August 8, 1969. Was Charles Manson present when Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger or anyone else was killed that night? No Manson was not present, but he inspired the horiffic murders. So as I work this issue and keep finding situations where people that Gibson was tied to allegedly engaged in violent activity it begs the question. How is Brian Gibson any different than Osama Bin Ladin or someone like Charles Manson? And while Gibson denies his ties in the media and says that he is the subject of guilt by association or cancel culture, evidence is saying otherwise.
Its interesting but from my recollections Brian Gibson is giving the same excuse that those who have engaged in terrorism have done. Its like Anwar Al-Awlaki and Al Qaeda. I wrote about the situation in looking at the radicalization of Eric Metaxas in, “Are White Evangelicals Being Radicalized? Are There Growing Similarities Between Eric Metaxas Who Said He Would Die for Trump’s Cause and Al Qaeda’s Anwar al- Awlaki?” Anwar al-Awlaki denied being engaged in terrorism, and yet he kept popping up in the presence of Al Qaeda and Islamic extremists. This happens often if you read about terrorism. So now it begs the question and maybe this is for someone in law enforcement to explore. Did Brian Gibson inspire other Capitol rioters involved in the coup attempt? If you could probe the social media of the other people arrested and being charged in the riots would they have a picture of themself with Brian Gibson? That is too important a question to ignore. Brian Gibson is more proof that Tyler Ethridge is lost.