That Lauren Boebert is wrong isn’t news, as Boebert is wrong about almost everything. The story is why her crank constituency believe her.
“Belief in Satan is a very old conspiracy theory,” folklorist Bill Ellis says. There is no “new Satanic Panic”: The panic was old when religion was young.
I assumed #Qanon kooks believe things the way I do: laced with anxiety and doubt, because I’m normal. Turns out even the WAY they believe makes no sense.
Per an anonymous homily, “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” But that’s how fascism comes to every country.
Historically, Satanic media like “Faustus” framed itself as moralizing, making it “okay” for people to read scandalous things. But who were they fooling?