The head of a pro-Israel ministry is blasting a religious broadcaster for blaming the Jews for the coronavirus.
Rick Wiles has claimed during recent broadcasts that the COVID-19 pandemic began at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee convention and that it spread through synagogues as punishment against the Jews.
Wiles, who is senior pastor at the non-denominational Flowing Streams Church in Vero Beach, Florida, has made his claims on TruNews, his website that the Anti-Defamation League has described as promoting racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
"The things that he is saying, blaming the Jews on spreading the coronavirus, is enough to incite violence," says Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN). "Since his statement has come out, we've seen three cities where there were threats against the orthodox Jewish community being blamed for spreading this virus. This is exactly what fuels the hatred and the attacks."
So Cardoza-Moore says Wiles needs to be called out.
"He is not a pastor. He is not a man of God. There is no proof in that," she insists.
The PJTN founder adds that Wiles never quotes scripture in its proper context but instead gives random statements to try to legitimize his hatred and his position.