Christian broadcaster: If China repents and accepts Jesus, coronavirus will stop

Christian pastor and far-right conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles as seen in a video posted to Twitter. (Photo: Screengrab from Twitter)

A Christian broadcaster and pastor is facing backlash for his comments about China and the coronavirus.

A video of non-denominational pastor and far-right conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles saying the "plague" of the coronavirus will stop if the Chinese repent and "give their hearts to Jesus Christ."

In a video posted to Twitter, Wiles singles out Chinese President Xi Jinping saying:

You have a plague, Mr. Xi Jinping. You brought it on China. Now, do the right thing and repent and tell the Chinese people you are sorry, you made a mistake, and you repent and ask them to put up in their homes the painting of Jesus Christ. Watch what happens if you do — the plague will stop. You, Mr. Xi, turn to Jesus. You, give your heart to Jesus Christ. You, repent of your sins. You believe on his name and you lead China to the cross. Do it, Mr. Xi, do it for your people, don't be a fool. Lead China to Jesus, lead them to salvation and the plague will stop.

Here's the clip of Wiles: