Lin Wood Laments 'Dissension' Amid QAnon Infighting on Telegram

Attorney Lin Wood appeared to acknowledge infighting among believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory on Tuesday and called on them to "pray for discernment" from God.

Wood, a prominent Georgia attorney who has maintained that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, made the comments on messaging app Telegram.

His statement comes following arguments on Telegram between believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory, which posits in part that Trump is fighting an international cabal of satanic pedophiles.

Wood wrote: "I have been reflecting on what appears to be an increasing level of dissension among social media commentators and Telegram channels.

"Seems that people who appear to be on the same side are turning on each other. Are we?"

"Or is this the work of the enemy? Maybe even planned by the enemy," he said.

"If you believe that we battle flesh and blood, then you must feel that things do not make sense to the point of being near chaos," Wood went on.

"If you believe that the battle is between powers and principalities, good v. evil, God v. the devil, then you know that the events we are experiencing are all planned. Planned by Almighty God, the Sovereign, All Powerful Ruler of the World. Our Creator."

Wood invoked God several times in the post and discussed the devil's "power to try to influence you to shake your faith in God." He has often drawn on religious rhetoric and quoted from the Bible.

"The choice as what to believe is yours to make. Choose wisely," Wood wrote. "As for me, I choose God. I pray that if you have not made the choice to believe in Jesus as the Son of God, that in time, you will do so.

"Then pray for discernment. God is separating the wheat from the chaff as He prepares for the Second Harvest. Seems simple, doesn't it? It is."

PatriotTakes, which describes itself as an organization "exposing right-wing extremism," sent a tweet from its account on July 4 saying that two QAnon Telegram users were fighting with each other. An argument appears to have started after user QAnon John posted a photo of himself going out for pizza in a restaurant with a checkered floor.

QAnon John faced criticism because of a debunked conspiracy theory that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton operated a child sex trafficking operation out of a pizza parlor in Washington, D.C. The conspiracy theory is considered a precursor to QAnon.

In one post seen by Newsweek, QAnon John responded to criticism, writing: "I can't believe I have to explain this, but if you think me posting a picture with my lady for a Pizza date is some kind of sick Pizzagate/Masonic symbolism you really ought to get a damn grip, and get over yourself."

The user went on to post several other messages on the subject, while comments ranged from supportive to critical.

Newsweek has asked Lin Wood for comment.

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Attorneys L. Lin Wood (C) and Mark Stephen (L) speak to the media about their client, British rescue diver Vernon Unsworth (rear), as they arrived at US District Court on December 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Wood appeared to acknowledge infighting among QAnon Telegram users on Tuesday. Apu Gomes/Getty Images