Christian Radio Host: Ebola Could ‘Solve America’s Problems with Atheism, Homosexuality and Abortion’ (Audio)

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Rick Wiles
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I’m a big fan of technology for the most part, but it also has its downsides.  Among them being that it’s given a voice to any crazy person who knows how to use it.  It’s why I really don’t think there are more lunatics in our society, I just think we’re hearing about them more often.

Conspiracy nuts and flat-out wacky people have always existed.  It’s just that the Internet has given them a platform from which to perpetuate their lunacy to a wider audience.

Technology has also done wonders for the radical right-wing religious crazies.  Because while someone like Alex Jones appeals to the ultra-paranoid tinfoil hat wearing crowd, his reach is nothing compared to someone who has learned how to use religion to peddle their ignorance.

After all, religion is easily the most effective tool to manipulate people.  Look at all the horrible things and ignorance humans will support all in the name of “their religion.”

Take for instance End Times Christian radio host Rick Wiles, who implied that Ebola might actually be a good thing because it could cleanse the world of certain “ungodly” things like atheism and homosexuality.

“Now this Ebola epidemic can become a global pandemic and that’s another name for plague. It may be the great attitude adjustment that I believe is coming,” he said. “Ebola could solve America’s problems with atheism, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, pornography and abortion.”

“If Ebola becomes a global plague, you better make sure the blood of Jesus is upon you,” he continued.  “You better make sure you have been marked by the angels so that you are protected by God. If not, you may be a candidate to meet the Grim Reaper.”

I guess he believes Christians are immune to the virus?

Oh, and he also came up with some bizarre FEMA camp conspiracy theory concerning how President Obama plans to use the virus to force vaccinations on all of us.

Normally I’d attempt to break down the “logic” of asinine statements such as these, but there’s absolutely no logic behind them.  It’s blatant stupidity, pure and simple.

If he really believes that avoiding Ebola is all about your belief in God, then I’d gladly buy him a plane ticket to fly to western Africa to test out his theory.  Let him spend a few weeks exposed to the virus, without any other protection other than his faith and his Bible, then let’s see how that works out for him.

Though something tells me he wouldn’t take me up on my offer.

Listen to his comments below via Right Wing Watch

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  • Mrs_oatmeal

    Wasn’t the Aids virus supposed to do the same thing? Maybe Ebola will figure it out and just wipe out all the haters in the “real” Christian world.

  • Gary Menten

    Subtext…what this Christian Taliban extremist is really saying that atheists, homosexuals, sexually promiscuous people, and just about anybody who doesn’t believe EXACTLY what he believes deserves to die a horrible death, and that this would somehow be desirable.

    “Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.”

    Thomas Paine.

    • Cemetery Girl

      Love that quote. I believe in God; I am a Christian. I don’t believe that God is vengeful. We were commanded to love each other. Sometimes it’s hard, but we are meant to show compassion to others.

      • Chomper Lomper Tawee

        According to the bible God was pretty cruel.

  • Brian

    So how about all those Christians in Africa getting wiped out? Wonder if praying will cure their ebola and smite only the ungodly?

    • Cemetery Girl

      Sadly, they probably aren’t considered actual Christians by anyone that would take this fool seriously.

  • worrierking

    So his family value is to see that my family dies a horrible death from Ebola.

    There was a time in this country where people like this were ignored or put away. Today a certain segment of the population treats them as royalty. As long as they hate the same people that you do, anything they say should be put out there, right?

  • hermanprovi

    This guy and his ilk, are the true haters of Democracy! They are of the same zealotry as those called ISIS, that are now trying to impose their brand of “Terror in religion”! How anyone who has a religious belief, thinks that you can make someone else “believe” by threatening them with death, is not at all faithful, just Satanic! We have a few like that in our Congress!

    • Brianeweis

      Just a ‘few’?

  • mms

    He wants to cleanse the world of people? What a pit stain. We need to cleanse the world of his stupid comments.

  • Fustercluck

    Since this wingnut thinks ‘the blood of Jesus is upon him’ could someone please get a vial of Ebola infected blood and spray it right into his face? I think I’d pay money to see something like that if it were offered on a pay-per-view.

    Isn’t this the same kind of regressive thinking that allowed so many non-intravenous drug using heterosexuals to contract the AIDS virus – because you had so many puke bags like this spouting off this same crud?

    • Chomper Lomper Tawee

      If Ebola killed him they would say, God needed an Angel. Now I’m dry heaving…

  • Jay Newton

    Maybe instead of getting rid of atheists and homosexuals, ebola will rid the world of a few intolerant, hateful, and bigoted Christians! Now THAT would be an improvement!

    • Brianeweis

      Aren’t you following his same logic?

  • John1966

    Walk into every church in your town and ask about this subject, and you won’t find any such wackiness. Who’s more wacky, the obscure Mr. Wiles, or you, who needs to scour obscurity to find something to criticize, and needs to make a big deal out of nothing? You have way too much time on your hands, and way too big a chip on your shoulder.

    • Chomper Lomper Tawee

      So no one believes what Rick Wiles is saying?

    • Jennyele

      I beg to differ in my town there are plenty of wacky crazies in church

  • Chomper Lomper Tawee

    He truly has been touched by the devil. Sorry, “I meant God”

  • BlueSky90

    Advocating what is basically biological terrorism on entire groups of people is simply not pro-life. People of faith, we need to rise up against these bigots and hatemongers and tell them we do not stand with them.

  • James Schroder

    It never ceases to amaze me how that these supposed “men of God” hate their fellow humans so much that they would wish pestilence and death upon them.
    He is not Christian. He is a nutjob, a radical, a hater, an abuser. In short, if there is a devil, then this idiot is right in the devil’s camp.

  • thinkingman

    “Ebola could solve America’s problems with atheism, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, pornography and abortion.” – Maybe by killing all the people that have a problem with it?

  • OldCowboy

    As a microbiologist/virologist I can assure you of this: Ebola doesn’t give a shit about your god. 50-90% of the infected are going to die, regardless of their sincerity. Of course, if Rick Wiles really believes the horse shit he’s peddling, I invite him to expose himself to Ebola and see if his beliefs can protect him.

  • Daniel Latta

    I love that he references a pagan deity…

  • Thankfully, as an atheist, I’m not covered in the blood of jesus, which, if he knew anything, is one of the bodily fluids that spreads Ebola.