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Owensboro Pastor Receiving Death Threats After Speaking at Trump Rallies on Day of Capitol Hill Attack

A pastor at HIS Church in Owensboro has received death threats after speaking at Donald Trump rallies on the day of the attack on Capitol Hill.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021 4:53 PM

An Owensboro pastor was in Washington D.C. when chaos unfolded on January 6th

In the days leading up to it, the pastor was proudly attending and speaking at large mask-less gatherings pushing claims of election fraud and supporting the first amendment.

(This quote coming from a Facebook Live video on Brian Gibson's account)

“This really is one of the largest crowds I’ve ever seen in America," said Brian Gibson, pastor at HIS Church in Owensboro, Kentucky. "It’s insane how many people are here to support Donald Trump and to stand out against voter fraud and to want a just election, so I want you to pray for America. I think Georgia was stolen today. They ran the same Dominion software. It is a steal, and it is time to move back, and I’ll tell you, it’s like we’re living in 1984.”

Gibson’s presence at the rallies leading up to the attack on Capitol Hill, and his picture with Viking Guy, a known Qanon conspiracy theorist, have upset and angered thousands across the nation.

Gibson says he was in DC peacefully protesting, took no part in the riots at Capitol Hill, and just took the photo with Viking guy because he had a cool outfit on, but in a Facebook Live video posted by Gibson on the day of the insurrection, he claims that it’s about to go "nuclear".

“It looks like they’ve stolen the election in Georgia again with their Dominion Software, and I believe this is about to go nuclear," said Gibson. "I bet there are millions in DC right now.”

And following all of this, Gibson now says he’s received threats against his life. 

“They’ve threatened my life," said Gibson. "I’ve lost count on how many times. I’m in a secure location right now, and I’ll say this, number one, I am not afraid, but I’m wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove. These people live to intimidate and threaten.”

Gibson says he has repeatedly condemned any violence that stemmed from the 6th.

44News reached out to Gibson for comment and heard nothing back, and Owensboro Police say they have not received any reports from Gibson about death threats, but OPD says Gibson has multiple campuses and isn’t primarily located out of Owensboro.

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