Pastor Uses Super Bowl to Push Belief Trump is Rightful President

Tennessee Pastor Johnny Enlow, a firm believer that former President Donald Trump won the presidency in 2020, has now related the lack of a penalty in the Super Bowl to President Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

At the beginning of the third quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins caught a pass from quarterback Joe Burrow and went on to score a 75-yard touchdown. There was video evidence that Higgins grabbed the face mask of a Los Angeles Rams defender prior to the catch, but the penalty wasn't called.

Enlow, who has said in the past that he believes Trump is the legitimate president and that he has had visions of Trump on a throne with a golden crown, used the play to promote his belief that Trump actually won the 2020 election.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Enlow wrote that the Bengals ended the game with "either 305 or 306 total yards (not sure who sanctions official stats), 75 of those yards came on a throw from Joe that should have never counted," adding that without those 75 yards, the Bengals would have had 230 or 231 yards.

"In an entirely different setting a different Joe who had a total of 306 electoral votes was part of an illegal 'face-masking' that went unchallenged by the 'referees' and allowed for a fraudulent score," Enlow wrote, referencing Biden as the "different Joe."

The 75-yard touchdown didn't impact the end result of the game, as the Bengals ultimately lost the game to the Rams 23-20. The Rams clinched the win when defensive tackle Aaron Donald sacked Burrow on fourth down with around one minute remaining, forcing Burrow to toss the ball away.

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Tennessee Pastor Johnny Enlow used the Super Bowl to push the belief that former President Donald Trump is the rightful president because of his belief that President Joe Biden "stole" the election. Trump speaks prior to the fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort during Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort presented by Triller at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 11 in Hollywood, Florida. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Enlow said he felt it was "so interesting" that the game ended with the "player named Donald sacking a player named Joe," so the "fraudulent score didn't matter."

Newsweek reached out to Enlow for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Enlow was among the group of self-proclaimed Christian prophets who promoted the belief that Trump would be reinstated. In April, he posted on Facebook that he had a vision of Trump seated on a throne with a golden scepter and golden crown on his head, indicating that "Heaven does not recognize" Biden's presidency.

The pastor's April prediction failed to come to fruition but it did little to diminish his belief that Trump was the rightful president. He later posted on Facebook that the Trump administration was on the "way in" and people would be dancing in the streets in June 2021.

Enlow also is of the belief that God favors those who have maintained their support of Trump. He called it "not sufficient" for a person to be "totally sold out to God or to Jesus," but said people who didn't "back off Trump" are being advanced and blessed and "seeing more favor."

The Super Bowl isn't the first time that Enlow has weighed in on sports and Trump. After the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football National Championship, Enlow drew connections to the Bible, calling the game "orchestrated by Heaven." He concluded the message with "the best is yet to come" and that "Trump still has a major role."