Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Focus on the Family vs Rick Wiles

Oh boy, it’s wingnut on wingnut crime time again. Focus on the Family has finally found a Christian right radio host that is too extreme even for them. Remember when Rick Wiles said that Ebola could be a blessing because it could eliminate atheists and homosexuals? FOTF didn’t like that.

A Focus on the Family official said comments made this week by a Christian radio broadcaster about Ebola were off the mark and astray of views Christians ought to take in light of the outbreak.

“Our first response as Christians to tragedies such as Ebola ought to be one of concern and compassion,” Ron Reno, the worldwide ministry’s vice president of orthodoxy, said in a statement Wednesday.

“Since suffering and misery have been part of the human experience throughout recorded history, publicly speculating on God’s motives in allowing specific outbreaks of disease is both unwise and unhelpful,” Reno said in the statement.

Broadcaster Rick Wiles said on his “Trunews” program that the Ebola outbreak, which has killed thousands of people, primarily in West Africa, “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,” Wiles continued.

Of course, Wiles then contradicted himself later by claiming that Obama is behind the whole Ebola problem and is going to use it to destroy Christians. Silly rabbit, consistency is for kids.

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  • raven

    Needs more FEMA concentration camps, Illuminati, and UN Agenda 21.

  • ianeymeaney

    God causes earthquakes and tornados. Why not Ebola too?

  • John Pieret

    Wiles said that Ebola could be a blessing because it could eliminate atheists and homosexuals? FOTF didn’t like that.

    Yeah, FOTF want to deal with them the old-fashioned way, burning at the stake, the rack, thumbscrews or, when all else fails or is no longer allowed, passing laws discriminating against them.

  • moarscienceplz

    But i though AIDS was God’s punishment for teh gayz. Or did Yahweh have to switch because satanic medical researchers found a treatment for AIDS? Damn those scientists! Always boxing God in and interfering with his love-filled smiting!

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … Ron Reno, the worldwide ministry’s vice president of orthodoxy…

    Apparently, FF’s equivalent of the Roman Catholic Church’s “Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith” (run by Joseph Ratzinger before he became Pope Benny Hex; formerly known as the Roman Inquisition). FoFam must have a rather interesting organizational chart.

  • John Pieret

    “Our first response as Christians to tragedies such as Ebola ought to be one of concern and compassion,”

    Or, at least, the appearance of concern and compassion as they go about the dirty business of trying to use the suffering of others as a political weapon against those they don’t like, such as Obama. The only reason they took after Wiles is that he is too stupid to be subtle about it and wound up making wingnut Xians look like heartless monsters in addition to being them.

  • jnorris

    Like moarscienceplz said at #4: Got to ask the Teabola Party Talibanians at FotF what happened to AIDS being their god’s smittin’ weapon of choice since the 1980’s.

  • dingojack

    Raven (#1) – and lizerdmen, don’t forget the lizerdmen!!

    Dingo

  • Red-Green in Blue

    Ron Reno, from the linked article:

    …publicly speculating on God’s motives in allowing specific outbreaks of disease is both unwise and unhelpful.

    How right you are. It might lead your supporters to privately conclude that your God either doesn’t give a damn or doesn’t even exist, and wonder why they are throwing money at you and his other self-proclaimed spokespeople. That would never do!