Wingnut Christian righter Perry Stone has an interesting theory about the coronavirus. He claims that the virus is attacking elderly people who will refuse to take the mark of the beast to get them out of the way so everyone left will take the mark. Makes total sense.
Stone claimed that in the Bible, the Israelites were attacked by the Amalekites, who “started killing the old, the weak, and the feeble.” The demonic spirit of Amalek, Stone said, is behind the current coronavirus outbreak.
“It’s almost like a spirit of Amalek that is trying to attack our older people.” Stone said. “Let me tell you why the enemy wants to get rid of our older people. They are the ones who are established in the Bible. They are the ones who know enough about the Word not to take the Mark of the Beast.”
“The younger generations [say], ‘Oh cool, put it in my hand. It’ll open a door. Wow.’ They’re going to take it,” Stone added. “The older people in America in the Southeast are the conservative people, and this is attacking them to get that group out.”
“If you get rid of all of those people who resist the Beast, and resist the Antichrist, and resist the system, then you have a whole other pro-socialist, pro-communist, give-me-your-money-and-I’ll-do-what-I-want-with-it group coming up,” he said. “You see them. They’re out there, 35 percent of America is into it. And they have no respect for those older people who have made this country great.”
If I’m ever asked to take the mark of the beast, I think I’ll take it just to irritate idiots like this.