Alex Jones calls Pope Francis a ‘demon-possessed piranha’ after his pro-gay message
Alex Jones has called Pope Francis a “demon-possessed creature” after the head of the Catholic Church told a gay man that “God made you like this and loves you.”
Last week, the Pope met Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse by a prominent Chilean priest whose homosexuality was used by multiple bishops in an effort to discredit his allegations.
But the pontiff told him: “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care.
“The Pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”
In response, the conspiracy theorist, whose InfoWars YouTube channel has 2.3 million subscribers, went on an alarming rant in which he said that the Pope was a “piranha,” “paedophile” and “creepazoid.”
The alt-right host then told his followers that the Pope was “as close as you’re gonna get to Satan in the flesh” before embarking on a particularly unhinged portion of his tirade.
He repeatedly sang and yelled the words “come on,” laughed maniacally like a supervillain and told his audience: “Vengeance is coming!
“Fire is coming, Pope! The real revolution against you is coming, and you will burn in Hell!”
In February, Jones was left scrambling to keep InfoWars’ YouTube channel online after being handed two strikes for repeatedly promoting conspiracy theories about the Parkland school shooting in Florida.
Earlier this year, Jones was accused of subjecting his staff to a barrage of homophobic, racist, antisemitic and sexual abuse.
A lawsuit filed by former employee Rob Jacobson said that Jones called him “Beefcake” for four years, “referring to male porn stars.”
The video editor, who worked at InfoWars for 13 years, said the host’s behaviour was “intimidating and harassing”.
Jones, a fringe fantasist who interviewed President Donald Trump shortly after he was elected, claimed that butch lesbians were predisposed to domestic violence and eating brains in January.
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Earlier this month, US media watchdog Media Matters compiled some of the most damaging and offensive things that Jones and his fellow InfoWars hosts have said about lesbians in the show’s 19-year history.
This included Jones calling lesbians “creatures” as well as repeatedly stating his belief that all lesbians are misguided and really want a man.
“Most women grow out of it and that’s just my experience and they get real happy when they get a man,” Jones said in one clip.
Jones and his fellow presenters have also said that lesbians are predisposed to abuse their girlfriends, and that women are only lesbians because they have been abused by their fathers.