Evangelical Hurricane

Common sense knows lesbians aren’t responsible for Hurricane Harvey. Radio preacher Rick Wiles begs to differ,suggesting Houston is underwater because it “boasted of its LGBT devotion”. Enter my favorite nincompoop Ann Coulter, who tweeted – I don’t believe Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor,” “But that is more credible than ‘climate change.’ ”

Right Wing Watch reported Pastor Kevin Swanson’s caution on hurricane Irma –  the storm path would be altered by God if the Supreme Court quickly made abortion and gay marriage illegal.

Rush Limbaugh doesn’t blame hurricane season on God, however he fingers “liberal media hype” – “There is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it,” he argued, claiming that “hurricanes are always forecast to hit major population centers.”

Twenty years ago religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said Orlando should beware of hurricanes for allowing the Gay Days celebration. Robertson said the widespread practice of homosexuality “will bring about terrorist bombs, it’ll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor.”

Jim Bakker deserves mention, his tenacious resolve to profit from God is staggering. Not for a post Harvey assertion “this flood is from God”, but for saying so while pitching “Tasty Pantry”, a line of dehydrated survival food sold to sustain the faithful during the coming apocalypse.

I shudder to think how many people take natural disaster as Gods wrath. How many buy nonsense of climate change conspiracy or fail to understand the significance of 79 degrees Fahrenheit – when surface water in the Atlantic reaches 79 degrees it evaporates at the rate of 180 tons an hour, water vapor rises forming massive clouds of low pressure. Caught in rotational force, clouds rotate pushing away high atmospheric pressure, feeding on energy of continuous evaporation a hurricane is born of warm ocean water, not God.

Stop this Biblical nonsense.

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9 thoughts on “Evangelical Hurricane

  1. I wasn’t sure people would use the name of God while so many people are suffering. If their God existed they would be the first to feel his wrath.

  2. People have to have someone or some thing to blame for what they see as wrong in the world. Why not blame God, they figure they can blame Him without repercussions from him, after all they don’t really believe in him anyway, not if they are blaming him for these things. There have always been idiots who have to blame — we’re just lucky enough to live in a time when everybody has to know about them. Grrrrrr…

  3. Remember the story of Job? Satan told God that Job was only faithful because God had blessed him so much. He told God that if Job lost everything, he would curse God. God allowed Satan to do whatever he wanted as long as he didn’t take Job’s life. Through it all, Job never blamed God. After the testing was over, God greatly blessed Job with as much or more than he had before. I try to think of that when bad things happen. God has a purpose for allowing it even if I don’t see it right then and there.

    • Your faith in God’s purpose is not the same as evangelical Christians claiming God would change Irma’s path if courts abolished abortion and gay marriage, or Harvey was punishment for Houston having a gay mayor.Faith has my respect when it is personal and unobtrusive , a line is crossed when it professes illogical vitriol.

    • @quirkywritningcorner.

      God has a purpose for allowing it even if I don’t see it right then and there.

      Could this be Yahweh’s way of telling us to be kinder to lesbians do you think?

  4. Damn! I was convinced it was because of lesbians.
    In that case I should probably stop tweeting my neighbour from two doors along the road that she can stop going at it hammer and tongs with her wife because her sex life is having no effect on our drought conditions.

    So if it isn’t anything to do with lesbians what on earth could be causing all these extreme weather conditions?
    I am stumped.

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