Pastor Terrified Of Pokémon Go “Cyber Demons”

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What’s with all this Pokemon Go business? Pastor Rick Wiles has cracked the case: virtual cyber demons. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Wiles is the kind of person who runs a website called “Trunews,” which should give you a rough idea of what you’re dealing with here. He’s also a pastor, and discovered Pokémon Go when he saw what he thought was a man taking photos of his building and called the police. You’d think he’d be relieved it was just somebody playing a silly game, but once he discovered what the game was about, he decided it was the work of Satan:

“The enemy, Satan, is targeting churches with virtual, digital, cyber-demons,” Wiles said, before adding: “I believe this thing is a magnet for demonic powers.” Wiles went on to claim that “Pokémon masters” may soon start “telling people to kill people in those buildings” in order to catch more Pokémon, comparing the use of the App to Philando Castile’s girlfriend use of Facebook Live to live stream the aftermath of Castile’s shooting by a police officer, which he said might have been staged.

You know, when you say “cyberdemons,” we think of something substantially more dangerous than a Weedle. But we doubt Wiles has played much Doom, either.

Joking aside, Pokémon and the right wing haven’t exactly gotten along in the past, mostly because of the fact that Pokémon can look vaguely demonic.”*

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  75 comments for “Pastor Terrified Of Pokémon Go “Cyber Demons”

  1. Jared
    July 15, 2016 at 2:07 AM

    How dumb can people be? LMFAO

    • Blu Musix
      July 15, 2016 at 2:39 AM

      He doesn’t believe it. But old voters do.

    • Lyndon Lee
      July 15, 2016 at 4:34 AM

      Cant believe he is a religious leader… his congregation gotta be even
      dumber to want to listen to him preach week in week out… and they have
      the cheek to insult the muslims…….

    • Jared
      July 15, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      +aniceto I replied to my comment because I was too lazy to edit my first one

  2. Tina Kills
    July 15, 2016 at 1:51 AM

    so ISIS will find Christians in a CHURCH?? wow, they really cracked the
    case.

    • Peek A Boo
      July 15, 2016 at 8:05 AM

      That pastor needs to try Google Maps…

    • Bunsel Bear
      July 15, 2016 at 8:34 AM

      I know right? What if ISIS has access to some sort of map technology with
      the location of all churches on it? Hmmm. Hmmmm! I wonder if such a thing
      already exists?

    • Faraaz “Raz” Khan
      July 15, 2016 at 11:26 AM

      Haha. Awesome.

  3. TheGreatMoonFrog
    July 15, 2016 at 1:22 AM

    Cyber demons? really? Pastor Wiles, you have no chill.

    • Scalpking47
      July 15, 2016 at 2:16 AM

      He played a little too much Doom

    • Tianming Du
      July 15, 2016 at 4:26 AM

      And lost!

  4. Sherie Thomas
    July 14, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    hahahahahahahahahahaha stupid Christians will believe anything

    • pete sampson
      July 15, 2016 at 4:22 PM

      No. You are either wrong or lying. The first sack of Constantinople was in
      1204 and carried out by Crusaders. Constantinople was not captured by
      Muslims until 1453.

    • Travis Rogers
      July 15, 2016 at 6:15 PM

      +Ben Althoff​ but of course Christians are pure little angels who never do
      anything evil and vile in the name of their religion. The willful ignorance
      compounded by chosen delusion is literally palpable with you beasts.

    • Travis Rogers
      July 15, 2016 at 6:16 PM

      +Ben Althoff​ American Christians are everything they claim Muslims are and
      worse because they refuse to see in themselves what they judge unworthy and
      evil in everyone else.

  5. I don't Support Donald Trump
    July 14, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    yea, I sold my soul to the devil in exchange for some PokeCoins and egg
    incubators.

    • Lorna Montemajor
      July 15, 2016 at 6:44 AM

      +Steven “Dextro” McLean
      Mewtwo?

    • I don't Support Donald Trump
      July 15, 2016 at 8:46 AM

      +Steven “Dextro” McLean damn, I guess I got the short end of this deal.
      maybe I could ask Satan for a bit of a bonus, in the form of a dragonite.
      PLEASE SATAN THATS ALL I ASK FOR!

    • Steward of Autumn
      July 15, 2016 at 1:19 PM

      Obviously trump did the same, but with his wig.

  6. Eric Ling
    July 14, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    How do these people dress themselves in the morning?

    • Justin M
      July 15, 2016 at 8:34 AM

      They’re on the radio…..you assume they are wearing clothes (shudders)

    • CC Ryder (MusicFamily)
      July 15, 2016 at 1:37 PM

      lol

    • William Postill
      July 15, 2016 at 5:39 PM

      Don’t forget the goblins. They always forget to check for goblins… before
      you know it, the goblins have taken over and started a religious radio
      program.

  7. DragTV
    July 14, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Cyber Demons? That’s a great idea for the next Transformers movie. Michael
    Bay. get on that. ASAP

    • hksin11186
      July 15, 2016 at 5:19 AM

      Or literally anybody besides Michael Bay.

    • Jovan Mitrić
      July 15, 2016 at 5:31 AM

      NOOOOO!!! Keep him out!

    • shooting star
      July 15, 2016 at 12:40 PM

      this is commeder shepard we,ll bang ok?

    • your favorite netcitizen
      July 15, 2016 at 1:13 PM

      my parents think like this guy.
      this is why I don’t talk to them..

  8. Khari99
    July 14, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    But couldnt those “islamic jihadists” just use google maps instead of
    pokemon? lmao

    • Seth the Wicked
      July 15, 2016 at 12:54 PM

      Bobby Boucher, google maps is THE DEVIL!

    • Atomic Skies
      July 15, 2016 at 2:37 PM

      that pastor probably has no idea that google maps and streetview even exist

  9. name
    July 14, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    is this guy high on drugs??

    • ANP_15
      July 15, 2016 at 4:30 PM

      The drug of belief.

    • Marina C
      July 15, 2016 at 6:45 PM

      +ANP_15 yaaaas ahaha

  10. Hakurei Oni
    July 14, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    I heard Satan has a CP666 Dragonite

    • morganajames93
      July 15, 2016 at 3:29 AM

      I’m going for a 420cp Poliswag

    • DeeGee Kay
      July 15, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      CP?

    • JLmoodHD
      July 15, 2016 at 7:42 AM

      +DeeGee Kay CP=combat power.

  11. Scott Shutter
    July 14, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Kill the religious. They are undeserving of the lives they’re gods have
    given them.

    • Steven Johenning
      July 15, 2016 at 12:19 PM

      As do I, but to say that they are undeserving of life simply because of it?
      That seems a pretty absurd claim.

    • Steven Johenning
      July 15, 2016 at 1:16 PM

      It’s that last sentence that I feel makes someone worth their life. In
      general agreed, it’d probably remove a lot of problems. On the other hand,
      most aren’t problematic or dangerous, it’s just a relative few. Can we just
      relocate the bad ones to somewhere that they can’t get out of, let them
      have their own little society?

    • FiercelyGold
      July 15, 2016 at 3:14 PM

      Put a wall around Utah and dump them there. haha.

      Seriously, if we want to better society we have to come at these people
      with love and wisdom.
      Fear and ignorance wont save America… Conservatives, I’m talking to you.
      We are called progressives for a reason, because we want society to
      progress… stop getting in the way, please.

  12. Armando™ _
    July 14, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    idk if this is common knowledge but..
    artic-UNO
    zap-DOS
    mol-TRES
    ekans-SNAKE
    arbok-KOBRA
    muk-???

    • ripa9
      July 15, 2016 at 6:34 AM

      I’m a yuuuge Pokemon fan, and I had no idea about the names of the
      legendary birds.

    • jorge murillo
      July 15, 2016 at 4:04 PM

      arctic-uno, uno means 1. articuno = mystic. thus mystic is number 1.

    • Patrick Sheehan
      July 15, 2016 at 6:41 PM

      Yes if I count backwards valor is first and mistic is last. We all can play
      this game

  13. pooperscoop54321
    July 14, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    cenk denies the armenian genocide

    • Loony Goons
      July 15, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      Boring troll sigh…come up with something new or at least something
      relevant…
      Who cares what someone wrote or said ages ago..
      peeps change their views all the frikkin time…
      And Pooperscoop with the cell image..what have you done for those poor
      armenians of wich yopu obviously care so So much…besides trolling ofc?

      And why the hell should he even have to acknowledge the Genocide?
      I mean is the country Armenia depending on the acknowledgements of some
      random turkish fella from the states?

    • Brendan Nicholas
      July 15, 2016 at 12:28 PM

      cenk denies the Pokemon demons

    • RichOrElse
      July 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM

      whose that pokemon?

    • james smith
      July 15, 2016 at 3:22 PM

      The Armenians deny Cenks denial of the Armenian genocide.

  14. Rene Rodriguez
    July 14, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    this is why im atheist

    • Rene Rodriguez
      July 15, 2016 at 5:20 PM

      +TheGOPdid911 im with u

    • Rene Rodriguez
      July 15, 2016 at 5:21 PM

      all of this just because someone said less than 10 words

    • souji seta
      July 15, 2016 at 6:06 PM

      Same

  15. Hunter B
    July 14, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Where is the NIce, France terrorist attack video? Cenk is probably
    preparing his apology letter.

    • La GuZZy
      July 15, 2016 at 7:15 AM

      Crtani

    • FiercelyGold
      July 15, 2016 at 3:19 PM

      Chunk Yogurt? What are you? 3 years old?

      Go watch some VeggieTales and Fox & Friends so we can get back to our
      adult conversation.

  16. Creepy Guy
    July 14, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    It could be worse, he could be terrified of Muslim extremists running him
    over in a truck whilst he’s out watching fireworks with his kids lol.
    Stupid islamophobes.

    • Skull yoshi mcb
      July 15, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      no

    • matkojapan
      July 15, 2016 at 2:53 PM

      The French terrorist was playing pokemon go while driving. That’s why he
      ran everyone over. Are you dumb?

    • Marcus Nielsen
      July 15, 2016 at 5:51 PM

      Too soon man! :O

  17. Spencer Bowler
    July 14, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    So the peaceful Muslim religion just killed around 70 people in France but
    Christians needed to be picked on today I guess.

    • Yusuf Anik
      July 15, 2016 at 3:22 PM

      hahahahahahaha, pokemons are coming to get you

    • xMckingwill
      July 15, 2016 at 5:12 PM

      +Yusuf Anik NO POKEDEMONS!!

    • xiadevinna
      July 15, 2016 at 5:20 PM

      +Ayylmao Do they really need to? They live in a country that is majority
      christian and that already criticizes Islam. Some people go as far as
      wanting to outright ban Muslims from the country. I think they see more of
      a need to counter balance that. I’m pretty sure if we were a Muslim country
      and a lot of people who hated Christians and Christians were being
      discriminated against it would be different. But that’s not the case. You
      need the intellectual ability to understand and apply context.

  18. Pickles
    July 14, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Digital demons? sounds like SMT!

    • xBelzerger
      July 15, 2016 at 9:16 AM

      I literally went on this video only to post a SMT reference, but seems like
      i’ve been beaten to the punch :/

    • Florence MacKenna
      July 15, 2016 at 9:52 AM

      Ya know? I would TOTALLY play a Pokemon Go like game of Shin Megami Tensei.

    • tabularasa0606
      July 15, 2016 at 2:41 PM

      I want that game. Oh wait Legion will be out soon.

  19. Wew Lad
    July 14, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Who will cry on air when Trump wins in November?

    a. Jon Iadorola
    b. Chunk Yogurt
    c. Ana
    d. Jimmy Dore
    e. Hannah
    f. Ben Manischevitz

    • Rusty Shakleford
      July 15, 2016 at 4:30 PM

      d
      a
      ana will yell and scream, cause she never had facts to mention in the first
      place

  20. KingKiio
    July 14, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    It’s the 90s all over again!

    • ItsameAlex
      July 15, 2016 at 6:02 PM

      early 2000’s

    • John E
      July 15, 2016 at 6:11 PM

      AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! Bible, please.

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