Yesterday, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that a bakery in Gresham, Oregon must pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. You can read the ruling for yourself right here. Some salient facts:
Gresham, Oregon is a city of more than 100,000 people (a fifth of […]
Over and over, the Republican Party declares itself to be “the party of small government.” But which party is trying to use the powers of big federal government to tell the people and the states what they can and cannot do? You guessed it — it’s the Republican Party.
Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas […]
“All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are — were recipients of the judgment of God for that.” — Pastor John Hagee
10:00 am, January 5, 2015: same-sex marriage is illegal in Miami, […]
Susanne Atanus, the Republican Party winner in Illinois’ 9th District congressional race, is the latest in a long line of preachers and politicians to proclaim that God controls the weather and uses dire weather to punish political jurisdictions that are kind to gay people:
“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” […]
A tip of the pen to Fred Clark for bringing my attention to the hubbub surrounding the recent declaration by UK Independence Party (UKIP) politician David Silvester that massive flooding in the UK was a direct consequence of the decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation.
Reaction to this claim includes the usual outrage, […]
Wednesday, November 13 2013: Hawaii’s Governor signs into law a bill passed by the Hawaii State Legislature that legalizes same-sex marriage.
Wednesday, November 13: no hurricane hits Hawaii. Thursday, November 14: no hurricane hits Hawaii. Friday, November 15: no hurricane hits Hawaii. Saturday, November 16: no hurricane hits Hawaii. Sunday, November 17: no hurricane hits […]
We keep hearing that God will punish communities that allow same-sex marriage.
Well, today God had His chance. The Illinois House just voted to legalize same-sex marriage.
What mighty weather judgment did Jesus and His Dad send to Illinois in response? November temperatures in the fifties, with cloudy skies.
But just you wait! Tonight, it’s […]
Motivational speaker Ken Crow is the latest right-wing Christian to declare that God will use natural disaster as an instrument of judgment against communities that allow same-sex marriage. Crow posted to Twitter yesterday: “Will gay marriage destroy America?”
Crow links to his own article in that Tweet. Crow’s article supplies the answer to the […]
A number of prominent fundamentalist religious preachers in America…
Stephen Bennett Harold Camping Graham Dow John Hagee Yehuda Levin John Piper Pat Robertson
… have repeatedly insisted that God uses weather disasters to punish communities for allowing gay people to hold hands, kiss, speak to each other or live with each other — the sort […]
Number of prominent Christian pastors who insist that deadly weather disasters are the means by which Jesus shows his hatred for gay people loving judgment against same-sex marriage: at least six.
Date of the UK House of Commons’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage: May 21 2013
Weather disasters over the United Kingdom on May 21 […]
Number of prominent Christian pastors who say that weather is the instrument through which God delivers His Divine Judgment regarding homosexuality: at least 6
Number of days since Rhode Island legalized same-sex marriage: 4
Number of warm, sunny days since Rhode Island legalized same sex marriage: 4