Just yesterday, we noted that right-wing pastor Rick Joyner was proclaiming that the world will soon witness the rise of a new wave of Christian prophets, such as himself, who will have such deep prophetic gifts that they’ll be able to proclaim the news a week before it happens.
It was rather ironic that Joyner would be making this claim, given his penchant for regularly spreading misinformation and fake news. Joyner put this tendency on full display in a new video he posted to his Facebook page this afternoon in which he praised President Trump for firing FBI Director James Comey and recounted various “major scandals” for which Comey should have been fired long ago.
Blindly repeating claims made in an article that he found online, Joyner said that Comey should have been fired for, among other things:
- Failing to stop the Boston Marathon Bombing.
- Carrying out data mining on innocent Americans.
- Failing to stop the terrorist attack carried out by Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood.
- Allowing high-ranking Justice Department officials to use government aircraft that were supposed to be used for counter-terrorism efforts for personal use.
Joyner insisted that these things could not have happened “without Comey knowing about it” and that he could have and should have been fired for any one of these “scandals.”
Every one of these incidents mentioned by Joyner happened before Comey was sworn in on September 4, 2013.
- The Boston Marathon Bombing happened on April 15, 2013.
- The data mining story was reported on June 20, 2013.
- The Nidal Hasan shooting happened in 2009.
- The story regarding the use of government aircraft was reported in February 2013 and actually involved Robert Mueller, who was FBI director at the time. Joyner even mentioned Mueller by name but still asserted that Comey should have been fired and prosecuted for something that his predecessor at the FBI did!
Perhaps Joyner should be a little less concerned about prophesying what is going to happen a week from now and instead make a little more of an effort to accurately report what already happened in the past.