By Trudy Ring
Originally published on Advocate.com August 07 2014 1:51 PM ET
Just a day after warning that President Obama might intentionally spread the deadly Ebola virus to increase the federal government’s power, Christian right activist Rick Wiles said an Ebola outbreak might be a good thing because it would wipe out gay people and others not “protected by God.”
“Now this Ebola epidemic can become a global pandemic, and that’s another name for plague,” Wiles said on his Trunews radio program Tuesday. “It may be the great attitude adjustment that I believe is coming. Ebola could solve America’s problems with atheism, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, pornography, and abortion.”
He advised listeners to make sure they “have been marked by the angels” so they are “protected by God” from the virus, which can cause hemorrhaging and organ failure. Several cases of Ebola have been reported in West African nations, and health workers caring for patients there have become infected as well.
The previous day, Wiles and his guest, evangelist Augusto Perez, “speculated that the American government may exploit the outbreak in order to grow the size of government and require people receive a vaccine,” Right Wing Watch reports.
“Obama would claim executive powers to mandate that every human being in the United States be vaccinated,” Wiles said. “They could use the panic to stampede hundreds of millions of people in this country to be vaccinated, in fact billions worldwide, they could stampede the world to receive to a vaccine against a deadly virus and nobody knows what is in the vaccine.”
The vaccine, Perez added, would ultimately be ineffective, so Ebola cases would increase, and the federal government would take on dictatorial powers and put infected people in camps.
Listen to both segments below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch.