(Lander, WY) – On January 6th, in response to the nationwide movement, a Stop the Steal rally was organized in Lander. County 10 was not aware of the local rally, however, attendee Karl Falken shared some information with us.
About 30 Fremont County residents attended the three-hour rally held in Centennial Park, Falken noted. Local organizer Karen Wetzel explained to him her goal for the rally was “to unite the local community through constructive conversation, to live together in harmony without violence.”
Rally speakers included Pastor Shannon Arnold of Lander Valley Baptist Church and Pastor Philip Strong of Grave Reformed Fellowship.
Arnold “spoke on how freedom can never be negotiated with the ungodly, the ungrateful or the wicked,” according to Falken. “Instead, we need to ask the God of the Bible to give us strength and courage to defend our God-given freedoms against ‘all enemies, foreign or domestic.'”
Falken also shared what Strong discussed in his rally address: “A nation that forgets God and actively works to purge reminders of Him from the national consciousness is a nation destined to descend into chaos.”
Also in attendance was newly elected House District 34 Representative Pepper Ottman. She shared with Falken her hope is “the individuals who marred the Stop The Steal event in Washington, D.C. will be caught and prosecuted. They do not represent the law-abiding patriots who are peacefully opposing the blatant fraud in the 2020 General Election. I appreciate the citizens of Fremont County participating in our own rally for election integrity in unity with those around the country.”
Rallies took place in other cities and towns across Wyoming on Wednesday including one at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne.