Okay you Carlifornian gays, see that extreme drought your state is suffering just now? That’s all your fault. You – and the aboritionists – have hardened God’s heart to the point he has had to impose a drought upon the western USA to punish you all.
Well at least that’s what Christian radio hosts Rick Wiles and Pastor Kevin Swanson would have you believe.
The south-west of the USA is currently locked in a “mega drought”, which of course is no laughing matter. So what is the answer to this? Repentance apparently, or so Rick Wiles stated on TruNews;
“The answer to California’s drought is Jesus Christ. Rain will follow repentance. The state is in the forefront of spiritul rebellion against God. Abortion, homosexuality, pornography, Hollywood’s movies that promote sexual immorality, violence, bloodshed, withcraft, occult practices, the television industry, the crime, the violence in California’s cities; all of it has combined to reach a level of depravity that has reached Heaven, and God has no other choice but to cut off the rain.”
I’m still trying to work out what the US TV industry, which puts out more than the world’s fair share of Christian broadcasting, has done to offend God. But that apart, should we be worried about Wiles’ warning of his God sending a drought as punishment for the “godless” south-western USA? Hmm, judge for yourself. This is also the same guy who claimed that Hitler and the Nazis were all gay, trying to create a master race of gay “super soldiers”, that homosexuality is a neo-Nazi movement and that the same is now happening in the USA, with gay super soldiers being created to wipe out Christians.
Perhaps someone should point out to (p)Rick that while the number has never been fully established, it is estimated that 50,000 or more gays and lesbians perished in the Nazi holocaust.
Wiles also claimed that if the US Supreme Court continues to stop states from banning same sex marriage, that God would punish the USA in a form of an “old-fashioned paddling”. Everyone being spanked across the arse with a paddle? Oh please dear, don’t tempt me to move over there.
Were Rick Wiles not enough of a loony homophobe, however, the poor old USA also has the likes of Kevin Swanson to deal with. In 2012 Swanson, of Generations with Vision Ministry blamed gays for Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina. He broadcast;
“The two worst storms, material-wise, in the history of America has happened in just the last five years and here’s the interesting thing about this storm, it hit New York City and if you’re trying to think of the most pro-homosexual, liberal cities in America, you would probably say, give me the top three most pro-homosexual, pro-liberal cities in America, it would probably be?,”
Actually, I would consider San Francisco to be the most pro-homosexual and pro-liberal city in the USA, which the hurricanes never touched. That apart, interesting to note that when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the French Quarter and the Gay Ghetto were left relatively unscathed. But let’s go right back to 1900, when the most devasting hurricane in US history hit Galveston, Texas, killing at least 8000 people, perhaps as many as 12,000. That of course was at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in the USA, and the overwhelming majority of those killed would be God-fearing, Bible-believing Christians. If Swanson’s God is targeting gays, all I can say is he is a rotten shot and he’s never getting on my darts team.
But from the ridiculous to the sublime, dears. Swanson adds;
“Hurricanes form from rising moisture created by hot steamy man action aboard a gay Caribbean cruise. When that sin gets high enough it makes the angels cry and those tears fall to earth in the form of massive precipitation because homosexuals are a vital part of the water cycle. That’s why the gay symbol is a rainbow.”
I hate when conservative theists attempt to do science and get all the facts wrong. At least Swanson isn’t even attempting to do science, he’s just waffling homophobic bullshit and showing his complete ignorance of the water cycle – something most kids could explain correctly.
But wait a minute. Swanson says “homosexuals are a vital part of the water cycle” and cause “masive precipitation”, whereas Wiles maintains that the mega drought currently affecting California is because God “had no choice” but to cut off the rain. So, of these fine, upstanding men of God, which of them is correct?
As to his comment “That’s why the gay symbol is a rainbow.“, I would suggest that Mr Swanson actually pick up a Bible and read it sometime, which I am aware is a rare event for many conservative “Christians”. You see dears, the Bible tells us that after the flood, God promised never to destory the world by flood again, and gave Noah and his family the rainbow as a promise to that and his symbol of his covenant of peace with mankind;
“And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.” (Genesis 9:11-15, KJV)
Know what dears, if I want to hear or read about Christianity, unlike Messrs Wiles and Swanson, I’ll read the Bible, or I’ll speak with my many non-judgemental and non-homophobic Christian friends. If I want weather advice, I’ll consult a meteorologist.
Or perhaps I’ll just leave the last word to these girls: