On July 12, Charlie Kirk hosted “doomsday prophet” Jonathan Cahn on his Real America’s Voice show, where Cahn claimed that an ancient goddess is “seeking to possess an entire generation" to support LGBTQ rights during June and compared abortion to “child sacrifice.” Kirk also agreed with Cahn’s assertion that “we're witnessing a turn from a Christian civilization into a pagan one.”
Cahn is a so-called “doomsday prophet” in the American right-wing charismatic Christian movement who has a long track record of far-right fundamentalist rhetoric. He has claimed that the Bible predicted Donald Trump’s 2016 election and declared that President Joe Biden had put the United States under “demonic possession” by lighting up the White House in the colors of the rainbow for LGBTQ Pride.
Kirk and other prominent right-wing media figures have recently embraced apocalyptic rhetoric that is steeped in Christian nationalism and warns of spiritual war and the influence of demons. For instance, Kirk recently declared that there are “spiritually dark influences that are fighting for dominion over this nation.” The interview with Cahn is also just the latest example of Kirk’s embrace of prominent “prophetic” Christian media figures as well as Christian nationalist rhetoric.
During the July 12 interview, Cahn baselessly claimed that the reason June is LGBTQ Pride Month is because an ancient goddess “called the god of pride” has “one month of the year where she particularly possessed a culture. … It was the month of June.”
Cahn further claimed that the ancient goddess is now “seeking to possess an entire generation” into supporting LGBTQ rights. Cahn said that “this is the same enchantress” that began “the sexual revolution. … Once she starts taking possession of a culture, then it gets to her deeper work.”
Cahn also compared abortion to “child sacrifice,” claiming that “when a nation like America starts putting God out, it comes back in the form of abortion.”
Cahn claimed that American culture is undergoing a “repossession” and that ancient gods are “affecting our culture.” He said that “we're witnessing a turn from a Christian civilization into a pagan one.” Kirk endorsed that notion by saying: “This is key.”
Kirk went on to ask Cahn whether Satan has “lieutenants that we would call demons” on Earth — to which Cahn responded affirmatively and said that the “pagan world” and “pagan culture” is “literally demonic.”