Broadcaster claims Pokémon Go has infested churches with cyber-demons

Is Pikachu a "cyber-demon"? (Probably not.)

Is Pikachu a "cyber-demon"? (Probably not.) Bil Browning

Christian broadcaster Rick Wiles has made a name for himself among an already loony group of conspiracy theorists and fearmongers. This time he may have outdone himself.

Wiles has been featured in other posts for claiming LGBT people would kill anyone who doesn’t support marriage equality, Target‘s bathroom policy will lead to a nuclear attack and Obama is coming into schools to “rape your children,” and praying for Ebola to hit the United States to “solve America’s problems with atheism, homosexuality.”

On Monday, the “Truview” host told viewers a harrowing story about a man standing outside his office building last week taking photos with his cell phone. Wiles called the cops on the poor guy, who was just playing Pokémon Go. Frustrated that no malicious intent was involved, Wiles turned to his grabbag of nonsense and pulled out cyber-demons.

“These Pokémon creatures are like virtual, cyber-demons,” he said according to Right Wing Watch. “What this man, Friday, was trying to find was the Pokémon demon that had been placed inside the ‘Trunews’ office.”

“The enemy, Satan, is targeting churches with virtual, digital, cyber-demons,” Wiles said, noting that many of game’s virtual “gyms” have been placed in houses of worship by players. “I believe this thing is a magnet for demonic powers.”

Wiles also claimed that it wouldn’t be long before “Pokémon masters” start “telling people to kill people in those buildings” so they can catch more virtual monsters.

“They’re spawning demons inside your church,” Wiles said on air. “They’re targeting your church with demonic activity.”

Listen to his rant below courtesy of Right Wing Watch.

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