On Monday, Michael Snyder was writing for the Religious Right website Charisma News about what he sees as disturbing trends in fashion and how he personally believes that “men should dress like men and women should dress like women.” On Tuesday, he was announcing his bid for Congress in Idaho.
Snyder announced on the Fourth of July that he will be running as a Republican for the seat being vacated by Rep. Raul Labrador, who is running for governor.
As well as his work for Charisma, Snyder runs a prepper website called The Economic Collapse and has written a few books, including “The Rapture Verdict,” which allows readers to be on the “cutting edge of what God is doing in these last days”; a prepper handbook called “Get Prepared Now”; and a novel set in a post-apocalyptic “near future” containing “explosive truths” that “could literally change the world.”
In the lead-up to the 2016 election, Snyder called Hillary Clinton a modern-day Jezebel and insisted that the election was God’s “final test” for America. In October, he warned that the “elite” might launch an attack on Donald Trump and his family and blame it on a lone wolf, or create a “false flag” event or “some type of event so that they can cancel or suspend the election.”
In April, Snyder took to Charisma to warn of a vision that he said a nine-year-old boy had seen of an asteroid hitting the Atlantic Ocean followed by a nuclear war. “Yes,” he wrote, “the most challenging times in all of human history are coming. But for the people of God it will be the greatest chapter of all as multitudes come into the Kingdom even in the midst of all the shaking.” Just yesterday, Snyder wondered if an injured bald eagle found in Washington was sent by God as a warning about things like government regulations destroying American freedoms.
Snyder is running on a platform that includes abolishing the income tax and the IRS, building President Trump’s wall on the southern border, allowing communities to “say no to refugees” and a vow “to completely destroy Planned Parenthood as an organization.”