Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Christians Come Through

According to Right Wing Watch, fundamentalist Christian radio host Rick Wiles declared on Tuesday that Hurricane Harvey is God's punishment for Houston's "affinity for the sexual perversion movement."

Wiles said, "This is a proud city that, in recent years, has boasted of its allegiance, its dedication, its devotion to the homosexual/lesbian agenda."

And extremist pastor Kevin Swanson said today on his radio show that Hurricane Harvey is God's judgment on Houston because the city "was persecuting pastors and churches" and had "a very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor." Plus the Texas legislature failed to pass a bathroom bill.

Swanson added that Harvey is headed toward New Orleans as that city prepares to host Southern Decadence, which he described as "the largest sexual perversion event in the country."

For a while there I wondered if the level of human agony wrought by this hurricane had made these good Christian types think better of rushing to their default position, namely blame the LGBT folks.

But no. It's our fault. God's in his heaven and he hates our guts. Amen.