This is the final post in a series about a Christian nationalist pastor allegedly involved in the January 6, 2021 coup attempt. The event took place and now Tyler has gone home to Texas. He defends his behavior on social media. He continue to advocate for Christian nationalism while also saying that Twitter is a communist company. He believes that the Bible directly addresses communism and socialism. Against all this he becomes infamous and individuals begin to disassociate from Tyler Ethridge. This blog believes he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
“Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives.“
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV
Tyler Ethridge our Christian nationalist pastor/alleged terrorist.
This blog is looking at the alleged behavior of a Christian nationalist/terrorist who participated in the January 6, 2021 riot. While there is no evidence if Tyler damaged any property he did allegedly engage in federal trespassing and most likely will face that and other charges. Its a matter of time before the FBI comes knocking on his door. You can read about Ethridge coming to Washington, D.C. and his alleged participation in the riot in, “#PastorParler Tyler Ethridge, A Christian Nationalist Pastor Comes to Washington, D.C. For #SaveAmerica and Allegedly Follows The Rioters Into the United States Capitol.” After January 6, 2021 he left and returned to Texas. This is an account based on social media of what happened and what Tyler allegedly said after the riot on Facebook.
Facebook Restricts His Posts, Active on Parler and What the Bible Says About Communism?
Two days prior Tyler Ethridge was trying to live stream the protests from inside the Capitol. Now he was on the radar with Facebook. He also defended his actions on Twitter, he had two accounts. One was shut down eventually and the other one was locked down by himself.
Facebook locked his account for 24 hours and banned him from live streaming anything for 60 days. You can see his commentary below.
With Facebook restricting Tyler Ethridge’s accounts due to his alleged involvement in the riot, Tyler decided to upload his videos to Parler instead. He then shared his Parler information.
This would be a mistake for Tyler for several reasons. The biggest is that his work would be caught up in a scape of videos and material done from Parler. Tyler’s videos would be identified and on January 17 they would be dumped in this website here. Pro-Publica, is an investigation journalist organization that partners with PBS’s Frontline. They explained its rational for doing this data dump here. That put Tyler Ethridge on the national scene. This blog would work at identifying Tyler and researching him based upon the alleged digital fingerprints he left behind on the internet. So would others. In less than twelve hours he was personally identified on Twitter.
Over the next few days Tyler posted on Facebook claims as to what the Bible speaks to when it comes to communism. He believed that Twitter was a communist company. But on his Facebook page he regularly spoke of what the Bible says about communism and seeking deliverance from it. Take a look at what he says below.
Tyler Ethidge Reacts to People Distancing From Him Due to Capitol Hill Violence. Plus His Alleged Rants on Big Tech and China “Invading” the United States
A few days later Tyler was getting infamous attention. People from around the United States started to comment on his Facebook page. He also had to deal with friends who distanced themself from Tyler due to the January 6 riot. Tyler addressed that in the following Facebook post which in this blog’s view shows his arrogance. Doubling down is not remorse or admitting error.
Tyler also seemed to be infatuated with the belief that China was invading at the border. He continued to mix faith and politics during this time.
Pushing Back From Q Anon and Influenced by Alex Jones of Info Wars
He then went on and shared Alex Jones’s Info Wars but it also appears that Tyler was into Q Anon as well. His first screenshot shows that he is getting disillusioned with Q Anon. Notice the swipe against the conspiracy theory. He then pushes Alex Jones who is known for his conspiracy theories and other issues.
It appears that Tyler Ethridge gets most of his information from conspiracy theorists. Steve Pieczenik is one such individual. Pieczenik used to work in the State Department and resigned after the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979. Today he is fully into conspiracy theories. He is known for being a Sandy Hook denier. Meaning the horrific school shooting in Connecticut did not happen. It appears the Christian nationalists cling to Steve Pieczenik as well.
Final Thoughts as I Close Out This Deep Dive
Tyler Ethridge is one lost individual. Here is the question I would like to ask as I reflect on his behavior and what took place on January 6, 2021 as a Christian nationalist. How long will it be before he becomes an atheist? This blog gives him ten years for his de-conversion. When his faith implodes and he faces the legal consequences from his behavior his faith will be shattered. Its just a matter of time. This blog also predicts that when this happens his marriage will fall apart. Why? Marriages can fracture under the stress of such situations. It will be a destructive cycle, and I say this knowing that I am not a psychologist trained in these matters. But this blog wrote this hoping that this series would stand as a lesson. An ominous warning for those who would go down this dark path. This blog also believes that for being involved in the January 6, 2021 he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Eventually that will happen. The FBI is probably at a serious backlog of tips over the Capitol riots.