Everyone loves Pokémon—everyone except radio show host and pastor Rick Wiles. He recently recounted a story on his show about how he called police on a man he saw taking photos of his office building, only to learn the suspect was playing the popular new app Pokémon Go.
“These Pokémon creatures are, like, virtual cyber demons—digital demons,” said pastor Wiles during a recent episode of TrueNews. Wiles had several interesting theories about how Pokemon were being used to corrupt the innocent little angels around America.
Wiles is afraid of all of it. He hates Pokémon demons themselves, and he’s not a fan of the technology, either. “What if this technology is transferred to Islamic jihadists?” he asked rhetorically on the program, “and the Islamic jihadists have an app that shows them where Christians are located geographically.”
“The enemy, Satan, is targeting churches with virtual, digital, cyber demons. I believe this is a magnet for demonic powers,” he concluded. “They’re spawning demons inside your church. They’re targeting your church with demonic activity. This technology will be used by the enemies of the cross to target, locate, and execute Christians.”
The pastor had one easy answer for everyone: Stop playing Pokémon Go immediately. If only it were that easy. To hear Wiles’ unfettered opinions on the Pokémon craze, check out the clip below.