06/08/2014 20:08 BST | Updated 06/08/2014 20:59 BST

Christian Radio Host Hopes Ebola Will 'Solve America's Problems Of Atheism And Homosexuality'

NEW YORK -- There’s nothing like the harrowing death of 900 fellow human beings to bring out the caring side of Christian radio. Whereas most Americans are saddened by the tragic deaths in Africa and many are worried about the spread of the virus to Western shores, one caring member of the flock is rolling out a red carpet for the "plague", hoping it will "solve America’s problems" with atheism and homosexuality.

The follower in question is Rick Wiles, a chap who believes in the End Of Days, a bronze-age yard that predicts the earth will be visited be a great tribulation before the Second coming of Christ (not the Schwarzenegger film).

Speaking on his radio show on Tuesday, Wiles said, "Now this Ebola epidemic can become a global pandemic and that’s another name for plague. 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 have been marked by the angels so that you are protected by God. If not, you may be a candidate to meet the Grim Reaper."

Perhaps Wiles should revisit his Bible, offering some attention to James 1:26: "If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless."