Former national security adviser Michael Flynn called for the United States to adopt more religious conformity Saturday, saying the country needs to have “one religion under God.”
The adviser to former President Donald Trump spoke at the ReAwaken America tour, which stopped in San Antonio, Texas, from Nov. 11-13. During his time onstage, Flynn said religion is the foundation of the U.S. and that the country should have one faith.
“If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God, and one religion under God.”
Flynn claimed the U.S. was described in the Bible as “the city on the hill” in the book of Matthew. He claimed Matthew was not talking about the ground he was currently on and was instead talking about a place in the distance.
Flynn’s comments raised controversy on social media, with some agreeing with him and others accusing him of supporting a “MAGA cult.”
Flynn was issued a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee on Nov. 8 for being “involved in efforts to promote false claims of election fraud or overturn the results of the 2020 election.”
Flynn said on Nov. 12 he would respond to the requests, saying he does not “have anything to hide.”