The worldwide Ebola epidemic has already killed more than 900, and people everywhere are nervous and anxious that the deadly virus with no known cure might break out in their country. For most people, certainly those living in America, those are unwarranted fears -- doctors are warning about influenza, not Ebola.
But leave it to the religious right to use Americans' fears as a tool to evangelize.
Take Pastor Rick Wiles, who claims to be a journalist at TruNews, "an internationally recognized source of credible news and information in a world where nothing seems to make sense anymore."
“Now this Ebola epidemic can become a global pandemic and that’s another name for plague," Wiles tells his radio audience. "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.”
“If Ebola becomes a global plague, you better make sure the blood of Jesus is upon you, you better make sure you've been marked by the angels so that you're protected by God. If not, you may be a candidate to meet the Grim Reaper.”
Right Wing Watch, which obtained and published the audio of Wiles' comments, notes that Pastor Wiles this week warned "that President Obama may intentionally spread Ebola using an ineffective vaccine, which would lead to Americans being forced into FEMA camps."