The coronavirus outbreak has brought forth many conspiracy theories from right-wingers, many of which are Christian pastors. This time it’s pastor Perry Stone, who recently hosted a “Firehouse Prayer” meeting at his Cleveland, Ohio church.
He claimed that the coronavirus was brought by the devil to kill off the elderly who are more knowledgable of the Bible than younger people.
“It’s almost like a spirit of Amalek that is trying to attack our older people,” he 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 said. “The older people in America in the southeast are the conservative people, and this is attacking them to get that group out.”
And this, he claims (without providing evidence) is why socialism is on the rise in the U.S.
“If you get rid of all 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,” Stone said. “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.”
Take a look at his claims in the video clip below:
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