Thanks to an email alert from Gary Cass, we learned about a radio program called TRUNEWS of which we had been unaware. Hosted by a man named Rick Wiles, the program has featured a variety of Religious Right activists that we regularly monitor here, including Matt Barber, who appeared on the program the week after President Obama’s re-election where he and Wiles lamented that fact that the election results demonstrated that communists had taken over the nation and declared that the scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus was a Stalin-esque set-up … while Wiles predicted that Obama’s IRS would now start raiding churches and shooting people:
Barber: The party that this man [Obama] represents certainly and this man himself, when you look at his principles, it is a Romans 1 party and this is a Romans 1 president that has adopted all forms of sexual deviant behavior and sin as something good. You know, Scripture says ‘woe to those who call evil good and good evil;’ we now have a president and a controlling party in the Senate that calls evil good and good evil and we now have a majority of Americans – at least 51 percent, give or take I don’t know how many thousands based on the voter fraud that was pretty clear here – the scales have tipped where a nation has re-elected as their king, if you will, a man who is engaging in abject evil.
Wiles: Matt, the Democratic Party convention booed the mention of God three times. The people have elected a Marxist Muslim who I believe is a revolutionary. Voters in states like Maryland and Washington state [and] Maine endorsed homosexual marriage … I believe Wisconsin elected an avowed lesbian as a senator. In Massachusetts they elected a Marxist professor. Matt, this is a communist takeover of the United States of America.
Barber: Those words are not too strong. You know, there used to be a time when you used words like ‘communism’ and ‘Marxism’ – and of course inherent in the communist ideology and philosophy of Marxism is the demand that all reference to God and religion, particularly the Christian religion, be removed. We see us heading down that path where Christians under this Marxist president and those in the Democratic Party, we see them pushing Christians to the fringes, trying to marginalize Christians, anybody who speaks the truth of Scripture in a public forum, they want that drummed out completely. And now that this president does not face re-election, I shudder to think of what he might do in terms of trying to silence those who oppose him.
You know, they talk about Chicago-style politics; we’re talking about Stalin-esque style politics here and this whole thing with General Petraeus, my first thought – it may very well be that he was engaging in infidelity and all of this, but since when has the mainstream media cared about that? But my first thought was, wow, this is a set-up, this is as close to Stalinist Russia to try and silence this guy, to try and shut him up when he needs to testify as anything we’ve seen. It sent a chill down my spine and no longer are words like ‘Marxism’ and ‘communism’ hyperbole, we have reached that time.
Wiles: I see pastors going to prison. I see IRS SWAT teams coming down on churches and shooting people and seizing buildings. That’s what I see.
Barber: God, I hope you’re wrong. I don’t know. I don’t know what it is going to look like …
Wiles: He’s not going to allow anyone to disobey him. This man is a tyrant and I’ve said all year he will take his mask off after the November election and quickly we’re seeing, just as we’ve seen with General Petraeus, anybody that would dare to oppose him will be removed.
Barber: Yeah, they are setting him up for destruction and that is the way of Marxist regimes of old.