Clay Clark: The Man Behind the Massive AntiVax Conspiracy Theory Rallies Happening Around the Country
From Right Wing Watch:
Earlier this month, thousands of right-wing activists gathered in Tampa, Florida, for a “Restore America” rally that featured a cavalcade of election, COVID-19, and QAnon conspiracy theorists as speakers. Hosted by right-wing pastor and ardent conspiracy theorist Rodney Howard-Browne at his The River Church, one of the key speakers at the event was MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who claimed that he would soon be hosting a “cyber symposium” where “cyber guys” would prove that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, which would then force the Supreme Court to overturn the election results and put Trump back in office by the fall.
This “Restore America” event was the brainchild of Clay Clark, a business consultant who hosts a podcast called “Thrivetime.” Clark, who is convinced that a vague 2013 prophecy from the late self-declared “prophet” Kim Clement about “a man by the name of Mr. Clark and … another man by the name of Donald” is about himself and Donald Trump, declared that he had been called by God to start holding these events in an effort to push back against COVID-19 restrictions.
Each of these events is scheduled to feature a similar lineup of election, COVID-19, and QAnon conspiracy theorists, which is not surprising given that Clark himself is a full-blown conspiracy theorist who believes that Bill Gates is using the COVID-19 vaccine to trick people into taking the biblical Mark of the Beast.