New York same-sex marriages began this Monday, July 25, a day after local clerks in New York State started issuing same-sex marriage licenses. How did God punish New York? With weather, of course. Christian conservatives have declared over and over that God will punish societies that endorse gay and lesbian relationships with nasty weather disasters.
After a long winter, isn’t it nice to stretch your legs and take a walk in the warming sunshine? Isn’t it nice to bring your family along to a park and watch the kids play on the grass?
So why not do that? If you live near Washington, DC, why not bring your family down [...]
It may have been locally hot or cool where you live in the month of September, but globally speaking it was another scorcher. This week, NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Science released its latest data on average global temperature to include measurements for September 2010 (data go back to January 1880). The Goddard Institute has [...]
Climate change is a significant part of the reason that flooding is already increasing, and will increase more in years to come. [...]
Last week, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported:
Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum extent on 10 September. The minimum ice extent was the third-lowest in the satellite record, after 2007 and 2008, and continues the trend of decreasing summer sea ice.
But appearances can occasionally be deceiving. After [...]
This week, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science released data on global temperatures for June, July and August 2010, the hot summer months in the Northern Hemisphere, where most people on the planet live. As summers go, boy, it was a hot one, and it wasn’t just hot where you live. Over land — where [...]
On Wednesday night, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its National Climate summary of August 2010. Across the 48 continental United States, August 2010 was the 7th hottest August in the 116 consecutive years of U.S. temperature records. Not one of the 48 states that faced colder than normal temperatures in August 2010; [...]
Last summer, a small tornado caused minor damage to the steeple of a Lutheran church that had embraced equal rights for gays and lesbians. Baptist Pastor John Piper saw opportunity. Pastor Piper promptly wrote and shared a 625-word essay to his followers declaring that the tornado was an expression of God’s wrath against gay people [...]
The Hawaii state House followed the state Senate yesterday in voting to legalize same-sex unions that have the exact same privileges and benefits of marriage.
From John Hagee to Pat Robertson to Stephen Bennett to John Piper to Graham Dow to Yehuda Levin, religious fundamentalists assert that God uses the weather as an instrument of [...]
Unusually warm weather makes it a good day for gardening. What will you do in your garden today? [...]