In a previous Diatribe about folks blaming earthquakes, hurricanes and Tsunamis on American’s increasing tolerance and acceptance of their homosexual neighbors I tried to rationalize that, perhaps, it’s natural for people to search for something or someone to assign blame when disaster strikes. Unfortunately, I can’t rationalize the insane ramblings of someone like Christian Radio Host, Pastor Kevin Swanson.
I suppose it was just a matter of time, following Hurricane Sandy, before someone like Swanson jumped on the “blame the gays” bandwagon in order to extend his fifteen minutes of fame.
"The hurricanes of the last ten years are four times worse than the hurricanes of the 1990s and twelve times worse of the hurricanes of the 70s and 80s, now this is interesting because I would say that the United States has not been honoring God very much, am I out on a limb here? The United States of America is more pro-abortion than ever before, certainly is funding more abortions than ever before; the United States is far more homosexual than it was in the 1990s, I mean there are hundreds of times more high school homosexual clubs and programs, and you’ve got California bringing all their pro-homosexual indoctrination into public schools. This stuff was not happening in the 1980s and 1990s, it’s happening now, it’s been happening for the last twelve years. America is not doing well in the macro-culture, okay? There is a God in the heavens and in the past, sins like homosexuality and the shedding of innocent blood have really irritated Him." – Christian Radio Host, Pastor Kevin Swanson, as quoted by Right Wing Watch.
Apparently, Pastor Swanson also says that Christians should be wary of donating to disaster relief agencies because that money could possibly be used to rebuild a Planned Parenthood clinic somewhere. He’s the same man that called for the death penalty for Kermit The Frog after The Muppets ended their partnership agreement with Chick-Fil-A.
While I certainly respect and admire his religious convictions, and he’s entitled to his opinions, I also wish he’d think before he talks. Unfortunately, people listen to his ramblings and take his words as truth … he is a “Pastor” after all … so he must be right, no?
I also find it strange that someone who believes that gay people can cause hurricanes doesn’t believe in global warming, equality for all citizens or a woman’s right to choose to have a safe abortion.
In my book, Christians who judge as much this man aren’t Christians at all.
Do YOU think the gays caused Hurricane Sandy?
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