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Frisco pastor promotes false claims of ‘stolen’ election with event at his church this week

By Brandi Addison

12:28 PM on Feb 23, 2021 CST

A Frisco pastor who made headlines for exhorting his congregation to “go to war” to keep Donald Trump in office is promoting an event furthering false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from the former president.

The event, titled “How the 2020 Election Was Stolen,” is scheduled for Wednesday night at Pastor Brandon Burden’s KingdomLife church. The featured speaker is Paul Davis, a North Texas attorney who lost his job at an area insurance company after he filmed himself in the midst of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last month.

Davis has said on social media that he was peacefully demonstrating and was not among the rioters who entered the building. He could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday morning.

An online page advertising Wednesday’s event said that Davis filed a lawsuit alleging election fraud that could trigger a new presidential election, if he wins. But court records show that Davis withdrew himself from the case Friday.

The event is hosted by the Frisco Conservative Coalition, the political action committee Burden co-founded and chairs. Some conservative leaders in Frisco condemned the pastor’s previous comments on the election, in which he mixed Christian ministry with far-right political talking points while citing “prophetic voices” that told him Trump would serve another four years.

Burden was temporarily removed as chairman of the coalition, and six board members resigned.

A security camera surveillance photo included in a FBI criminal complaint filed against Jenna Ryan, of Frisco, which the FBI says shows Ryan (circled in red) entering the U.S. Capitol along with other pro- Donald Trump supporters who raided the building on Jan. 6, 2021 as Congress was meeting to certify the results of President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Jennifer “Jenna” Leigh Ryan, 50, is charged with “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and “disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds,” according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. It alleges that she engaged in “disruptive conduct” in the Capitol with the “intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session of Congress.”

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