Deranged pastor needs $100-m to walk folk through the ‘End Times’

Deranged pastor needs $100-m to walk folk through the ‘End Times’ August 9, 2019
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RICK Wiles, the lunatic behind TruNews TV – ‘God’s answer to Satan’s fake news!’ – wants $100-m to build a media platform to help guide the public through the End Times until the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Is he asking Christian dupes to finance the plan? Well, no, which is a significant departure from the televangelists’ playbook. He reckons the Celestial Banker, who suggested the scheme in the first place, will  cough up the cash

In an August 1 broadcast, Wiles, who pastors Flowing Streams Church in Vero Beach, Florida, said that The Almighty had given him a vision of this global media platform.

The vision He’s put in my heart, I need $100 million. It is a global vision to build a platform for the body of Christ to get us through to the End when Christ comes back. It’s going to take an enormous amount of money. I don’t know where it’s going to come from. I don’t know who’s going to finance it. But I know that God has unlimited resources, and He is my source and my faith is in Him.

The posturing blowhard previously worked for Christian media companies like Trinity Broadcasting Network and the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Earlier this year, Wiles was temporarily booted from YouTube for violating the video streaming platform’s community guidelines. In response, he blasted “tech tyrants” and said the move foreshadowed the coming public execution of Christians and conservatives in the streets in the United States.

I have warned for years that a spirit of Nazism is rising up inside the USA. The new Nazis are here. America is on the verge of a French Revolution-style upheaval during which leftist mobs will seek to execute Christians and conservatives in order to purge American society.

Wiles, who is sometimes featured as a guest on The Jim Bakker Show, is renowned for saying stupid things. Earlier this year he explained that the creators of plant-based alternatives to meat are part of a nefarious effort to destroy the planet and are attempting to change human DNA so that human beings will become a “race of soulless creatures” who cannot be born again.

According to his bio, Wiles resigned from TBN in 1998 to pursue full-time ministry and in the years that followed launched what became TruNews. The group’s Facebook page states that it’s:

The world’s leading news source that reports, analyzes, an comments on global events and trend with a conservative, orthodox Christian worldview.

His videos heavily focused on:

Reporting the countdown to the second coming of Jesus Christ.

This from our old standby, RationalWiki:

Rick is best known for his over the top, crazy, bigoted outbursts, oft-contradictory conspiracy theories of an unprecedented level of wackiness and his tendency to believe everything he hears. Common subjects of his rants include gays, Muslims, diseases, and his all-time adversary Barack Hussein Obama. His ramblings invariably result in (probably) unintentional humour.

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  • DingoJack

    Cows, horses and hamsters – soulless zombies. Rats, hyenas and kitty-cats on the other hand…

  • Broga

    “human beings will become a “race of soulless creatures” . He is too late. We are that already.

    This guy is seriously weird.

  • johnsoncatman

    Hey god, I will settle for $10 million. And I am sane. I will do some good things like pay off my mortgage and set my wife up the art studio she has always wanted. I wouldn’t bother other people with crazy conspiracies, and I wouldn’t belittle people that are gay or women or minorities. Of course, I would have to criticize NotZees and white supremacists, because they are bad and you know it.

  • Götterdämmerung

    A pastor wanting money from the gullible, nothing new then.

  • Yet another of those who in an ideal world would be judged for scammers and for crimes against humanity.

  • frostysnowman

    Well someone in this equation is Nazi-like, but I don’t think it’s the “tech tyrants”.

  • Funnily enough, some Christian denominations claim there’s no such thing as a soul, them being a Neoplatonist invention bolted on to Christianism, even if you looked hard you could find verses supporting that idea, and everything being physical.

    All fine until the claims of animals being mindless robots unable to learn at all, because they do not have the breath gave to Man by God.

  • Delta

    Apocalyptic nonsense is now “orthodox Christian”?

    I think the Eastern Orthodox church would beg to differ.

  • WallofSleep

    Well pastor, you and your ilk in the U.S. are already walking us and many of the other species on the planet towards extinction. You don’t need any more money.

  • WallofSleep

    “All fine until the claims of animals being mindless robots unable to learn at all, because they do not have the breath gave to Man by God.”

    Is that really what they believe? Reminds me of those people who think dogs have no long term memory, despite the fact that some of the more intelligent breeds can learn to recognize 250+ human words, as well as the ability to learn and respond to both verbal and visual commands.

  • WallofSleep

    He has met the enemy, and it is him.

  • WallofSleep

    Note to Self: Endeavor not to insult anyone from Nigeria in the future.

  • Remember we’re dealing with Fundies likely ignorant of science, if not worse. I could also cite those animals who can recognize themselves on a mirror, feel emotions as grief, learn besides what you’ve mentioned, and more, and this without factoring chimpanzees. Even invertebrates that are not octopi are not just instinct-driven automats and have (VERY) limited learning capacities.

    We’re much closer to animals than what those people and their writings from the Iron or even Bronze Age would like.

  • Brian Davis

    I need $100 million … I don’t know where it’s going to come from.

    If only Jesus had opened a small savings account before being crucified. 2000 years of compound interest could yield something “miraculous”.

  • WallofSleep

    Not even a matter of scientific illiteracy/ignorance, but a failure in basic observational skills. You’d think some of those nutters would’ve trained or seen a trained dog at some point in their lives.

  • WallofSleep

    Isn’t that how Fry got rich?

  • Broga

    Interesting, thanks. Regarding animals, I sometimes look at my dog and think that he has an enviable life, even without a soul. Humans are plagued by their ever active and ever anxious brain with its excessively large pre-frontal cortex. We try to live as if we were immortal, despite all the evidence to the contrary, and then when realisation dawns terror strikes. Christians of varying varieties cling to their faith although their grasp is fragile and the myth doesn’t really work. I have noted, time after time, how terrified many Christians are about death. Odd really, you would think they would welcome it.

    My dog, on the other hand, has a very small pre-frontal cortex and his enthusiasm for life is obvious. He can relax to an extent I could never achieve. He has no concerns about death and, I suppose, he is the perfect example of “Mindfulness” which is much in vogue.

  • Or much better yet, have one. That said, it’s most likely they’re simply blinded by their beliefs as when negating evolution despite the overwhelming evidence supporting it.

  • John Thunderer

    I don’t think he is ‘deranged’ at all.
    It is the people who give him the money who are ‘deranged’.

  • rubaxter

    Another craven mediocrity of the booboisie, who has delusions of adequacy.

    If there were ever a case for post-natal eugenics, Wiles is the subject.

  • Matt G

    One word alone is needed here: shameless.

  • Zetopan

    “a failure in basic observational skills”

    Creationists carefully avoid seeing anything that might conflict with their idiotic belief systems. On the relatively rare occasions were seeing such things is not avoidable it is often described as a delusion sent by the devil. Recall the religionists who refused to look through Galileo’s telescope because Satan put false images into the telescope to deceive those pious men.* Such loony tune people can come up with excuses for ignoring reality faster that you can show them facts that they are wrong to the point of being delusional.

    *You can’t fool an idiot that has so thoroughly fooled themselves that reality becomes fake and their fantasy beliefs become real.

  • Zetopan

    Yeah, but the stories about Philip J. Fry are likely more real* than the fables about Jesus!
    *We have to wait until 3,000 CE to find out if it is all true.

  • Zetopan

    “I don’t think he is ‘deranged’ at all.”

    But what if he actually believes what he is saying? I would recommend that you read more about what Wiles has said in the past.

  • Stephen Harvie

    Yay!! We gays are powerful!

  • Stephen Harvie

    Surely the word ‘deranged’ is redundant as all pastas are deranged?

  • Raging Bee

    $100 million? I guess that would cover all the punitive damages he’ll have to pay when all his fearmongering rubbish about the End Times fails to come true and his followers realize they’ve been duped. Again.

  • John Thunderer

    Punitive damages?
    They’d have to find him first.
    £100 million provides a whole planet of travelling opportunities……