Longtime conservative political consultant Roger Stone claimed a "satanic portal" hovers over the White House and even went so far as to share doctored pictures of the "portal" complete with a bright red circle drawn around it.
Stone—who has been referred to as an "unlikely herald" for the religious right since he announced he'd recommitted to Evangelical Christianity—gave rather dramatic testimony about the alleged portal during an appearance on Elijah Streams on Elijah List, a non-denominational Christian website dedicated to publishing "fresh daily prophetic 'manna' from the Lord."
Elijah List has often been the target of criticism for sharing unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, typically about how God wants to save the United States through the work of "modern-day prophets" like former Republican President Donald Trump. Stone seemed right at home, declaring the portal could only be closed through "massive prayer" by "millions of Christians praying" to close it.
You can hear Stone's remarks and see the images in the video below.
Stone described the portal as "a swirling cauldron," adding he's "tried to find some natural explanation" for it "[like] a reflection or an aerostat balloon for weather."
Stone proceeded to show the images, declaring the portal betrays "the inherent evil of what’s going on in the White House," in an obvious attack on Democratic President Joe Biden and his administration.
Further elaborating on the images, Stone said:
"“It’s very, very clear. It doesn’t move, day or night. It’s harder to see during the day, but you see it at night."
"And I’m absolutely convinced about the inherent evil of what’s going on in the White House, what’s going on in the country, and I think it’s imperative that people know about this, that people of good faith and Christians know about this, and we begin a national, essentially a prayer assault to close the portal.”
Stone claimed Christians were "born for this moment" and he's "been preparing for this moment for my entire life without even knowing it."
"I just thought I was a political warrior. But this is no longer a war in the political realm, and I do know how it comes out because I know how the Bible comes out."
"I don’t know exactly what the plan is, but I do know that closing this portal is crucial to victory. I want others to talk about it. I want others to see it..."
Insisting his claim is neither a "practical joke" nor "conspiracy theory," Stone stressed he is "absolutely convinced that this is demonic" in nature.
"It is a satanic portal," he concluded, adding he believes it offers "access to this Earth by those who are evil" and "only by closing it will we be successful in saving this nation under God.”
The video garnered attention on social media after it was shared by Right Wing Watch, a watchdog group dedicated to monitoring and exposing extremist activities and rhetoric of right-wing activists and organizations.
It quickly went viral.
Stone was widely mocked for his latest outlandish claims.
Stone, once one of the leading conservative lobbyists and consultants in the country, fell from grace after he was arrested in 2019 as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling. He pleaded not guilty to charges he obstructed an official proceeding, made false statements and engaged in witness tampering.
That same year, a jury convicted him on all counts.
A judge handed down a 40-month prison sentence but that sentence was commuted by former President Trump just days before Stone was scheduled to report to prison. Trump later pardoned Stone altogether.
Stone, who is currently under investigation for his role influencing the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in their paritcipation in the January 2021 Capitol riot, has also repeatedly denied he collaborated with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 presidential campaign to discredit Hillary Clinton, then the Democratic nominee.