Take one convicted TV evangelist con man and add in one of the most extremist and absurd voices on the Christian right and you have a recipe for a serious stupidity casserole. Jim Bakker welcomed Rick Wiles to his crappy little TV show and Wiles came loaded with a dump truck full of idiocy. Like America is now Nazi Germany:
“When you have a Antichrist man in the White House, whether it is this one or a future one, and he tells an atheistic, God-hating military, ‘These Christians are enemies of the state,’ do you think it would be hard for them to round us up?” Wiles asked, a prospect that Bakker said is already happening.
Wiles said that American leaders used the Nazi officials who came to the U.S. after World War II to teach them how to create their own Nazi-style, tyrannical state.
“There is a criminal cabal that runs this country, our beloved America has been taken over by a bunch of lying, thieving, murderous criminals, I don’t know what else to call them; they’re Nazis, I really believe it, they’re Nazis,” Wiles said. “The CIA brought 10,000 Nazis from Germany to the United States after World War II. We didn’t bring them over here to make them Boy Scouts. We brought them over here for them to tell us: how did Hitler do it? We brought their mad men over here to teach us how to build that Third Reich. What we’re dealing with in this country, you’re asking how did this happen. This Third Reich is here. This Nazism is here.”
Wiles claimed that he foresaw the September 11, 2001, attacks and knew that they were a message from God. However, America didn’t heed the message, and instead went ahead in inciting more divine wrath by legalizing same-sex marriage.
What might that punishment look like? Wiles, who once floated the possibility of a giant ball of fire striking the country in revenge for marriage equality, warned that the country may soon be destroyed in a fire for “exporting wickedness,” such as homosexuality and abortion rights, abroad, while Bakker said that judgment may come in the form of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or an asteroid.
Which means, of course, that you should order a bunch of survival supplies from Bakker. Grifters gonna grift.