Throughout the years, right wing religious commentators have blamed everything from hurricanes to 9/11 on homosexuals.
In fact, Jerry Falwell appeared with Pat Robertson just two days after the the 9/11 attack and pretty much blamed everyone who is left of him and Robertson for 9/11.
I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way — all of them who have tried to secularize America — I point the finger in their face and say “you helped this happen.” – Jerry Falwell
Here’s a quote from Cindy Jacobs:
“According to Biblical principles, a marriage is between a man and a woman. So, we have to say what happens when a nation makes a decision that is against God’s principles. Often what happens is that nature itself will begin to talk to us, for instance violent storms, flooding.”
Now, I want you to know, that I’m not using the whole quote here – not yet. She’s actually going to help me make this point.
This morning, when I saw the news that North Dakota is next on the list for severe flooding, I started thinking about how these extremist like to blame gays and it made me wonder. Why are we having all of the flooding that has hit the nation? What in the world could be going on? Is God mad at us?
According to Cindy Jacobs, the answer is yes. To continue the quote from above, she says:
“There are actually some patterns you can see where a nation will make a decision that is contrary to the principles of God and after that there is some kind of answer that God gives.”
Based on her beliefs, God is most likely punishing us for something. Now, she thinks that God is punishing us for the removal of DADT, but I think she’s way off base. (She, also, was referring to the death of some birds.)
I think these right-wing Christian extremists are right. God has removed his protections from us. God has literally rained down upon us huge floods. But, if you look at where he has chosen to take out his anger, you’ll see that he’s taking it out on the Red states. The states who have declared a war on health care for all. The states that have declared a war on marriage equality.
I thought, perhaps, we should look at what has happened to the states that banned gay marriage. I’m finding that quite a few of them have had their answer from God.
Nevada passed an anti-gay amendment in 2002. In 2003, “The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized firefighting funds to help Nevada fight the Red Rock fire that began July 10 in Washoe County northwest of Reno. The authorization is only the second granted to the state this year.” They needed a lot of help in 2003. Think God was mad at them for something?
Florida passed their anti-gay amendment in 2008. In 2009, “Nearly 1,300 north Floridians have registered for federal-state disaster assistance following the storms and flooding of late-March through early May and there are still a few days left for others to do the same…Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance was approved for eligible homeowners, renters and businesses in the following counties: Calhoun, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.”
I know what you’re thinking, but that’s no proof, Florida is always getting hit by storms and needing Federal Aid. There’s more.
In 2004; Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah banned marriage equality.
In 2005, Huricanne Katrina ripped through Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and caused millions of dollars of damage. A severe winter storm cause parts of Kentucky to be declared a disaster area by FEMA.
Also in 2005, 26 counties of Oklahoma were declared disaster areas because of the Texas-Oklahoma wildfires.
I think all of this just proves that God isn’t happy with these states for passing bans on marriage equality. I don’t think He’s really into all the right-wingers. Think about it. He’s pulled his protection, but He’s aiming for states that lean the farthest to the right, not the left.
Glad I don’t live in a Red State.