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, [...]
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 [...]
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
If Harry Binswanger can’t see how the weather has changed over the last generation, it’s because he’s too busy gazing in adoration at a portrait of his hero, Ayn Rand. [...]
Senators Max Baucus, Roy Blunt and Debbie Stabenow don’t dare to introduce legislation to address the problem of climate change. They prefer to simply throw government money at the disasters that climate change has unleashed. [...]
Whether these poppies germinated at the beginning of winter, when temperatures remained unusually warm, or had rapid growth triggered by the unusually hot weather we’ve been having over the last week and a half, I can’t be sure of. What I can say is that I have never before seen a March of such unseasonal and robust plant growth in my garden. [...]
The average high temperature for March 14 in Green Bay, Wisconsin is 38 degrees. Yesterday in Green Bay, the high temperature was 75 degrees, breaking the previous record by 9 degrees. New York City has already seen temperatures above 80 degrees.
Has summer begun, before the official start of spring?