The Latest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory Is Literally Out of This World
Conspiracy theorist Tom Horn appeared on right-wing televangelist Jim Bakker’s program on Thursday and share his bogus theory that Apophis, an 1,100-foot-wide near-Earth object that will pass close to the Earth in 2029, will smash into our planet and unleash a plague the likes of which the world has never seen.
“Apophis is what NASA has named this asteroid that is on a trajectory for what they are now calling a ‘very near-miss,’ Friday, April 13th, 2029. I am saying that I believe Apophis is the asteroid that is talked about in the book of Revelation, chapter eight. It is what is called ‘Wormwood’ in the Bible,” said Horn.
“Oh, and that Wormwood means poison, doesn’t it?” Bakker asked.
“Yes. Bitterness. And again, you know we can go into this during this program but I believe that Apophis is carrying an alien microorganism on it in which a virus is being sustained, and I believe it’s going to make coronavirus look like a walk in the park,” Horn said.
While it is theoretically possible that asteroids could harbor extraterrestrial microbes that have evolved to survive in the vacuum of space, there is no scientific evidence supporting Horn’s statement regarding an extinction-level-event from an impact with Apophis.
In fact, according to astronomers, the 2029 flyby of Apophis poses no threat to the Earth and neither will its close encounters in 2036 or 2068.
Horn simply seeks to exploit people’s fears.
“On impact with the Earth, the contagion that is going to be brought to this planet,” Horn continued I think that it’s going to be a trigger event that ultimately leads to the Mark of the Beast, which will mean that you’re going to have to be vaccinated.”
Horn said backed up his prediction by touting his recent book, The Wormwood Prophecy, which contains “teachings that my wife Nita came up with over a decade ago about how a contagion during the Tribulation period could sweep the world.”
Again, Horn’s warnings, however dire, are not based on data.
“Literally tens of millions of people are dying by the hour, and an international cry goes up around the world for some kind of cure, a vaccine,” he said. “Well, a man comes forward – a single individual who happens to be the Antichrist – and he’s the only man on Earth whose blood is naturally immune to this alien virus. And so a vaccine is created from his blood by which all mankind then are required to be inoculated. So, it’s almost like a black communion.”
Pretty sure Donald Trump already claimed that one.
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