This kind of story is now so common that it hardly merits mention. Still, it’s one of the best ways to drive home the insanity of faith.
As Right Wing Watch reports, Pastor Kevin Swanson, director of the “Generation with Vision Ministry” (a pro-homeschooling group), has sussed out the reason for the recent disastrous flooding in Colorado. The proximal cause, of course, is the physical configuration of the Earth’s atmosphere, but the ultimate cause was God’s abhorrence of dope, gays, and abortion. Here’s Swanson talking with a fellow loon, Generations Radio co-host Dave Buehner (you can hear the original at the first link above):
Swanson: Let me ask you this: is it a coincidence that this was the worst year politically in the history of Colorado, at least if you use God’s law as a means of determining human ethics, our legislators did the worst possible things this year than I have ever witnessed in the twenty years I’ve been in Colorado. Our legislators committed homosexual acts on the front page of the Denver Post, do you remember that? [JAC: Really, they did that on pieces of newspaper? Couldn't they have used a bed?] So here we have the very worst year in Colorado’s year in terms of let’s kill as many babies as possible, let’s make sure we encourage as much decadent homosexual activity as possible, let’s break God’s law with impudence at every single level, at every single level let’s make sure that we offend whoever wrote the Bible, so we have the worst year possible politically in the state of Colorado and it happens to be the worst year ever in terms of flood and fire damage in Colorado’s history. That is a weird coincidence; interesting to say the least.
Buehner: It is. Allow me a little freedom here with 1 Peter. In Colorado this last year we walked in lewdness, lust, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties—
Buehner: And abominable idolatries and they think it’s strange down at that Gold Dome that we are not running with them in the same flood of dissipation. Sometimes when you’re in a flood of dissipation, God might bring a real flood to show you the consequences of the flood of your dissipation.
Sometimes I wonder if people like Swanson and Buehner really believe what they say. For surely they realize that there are many disasters that don’t follow on the heels of sodomy and weed, and that many innocent people have to die when God visits his wrath on a sinful land. Is that a benevolent God? And can they always find a reason why God does this kind of stuff?
Maybe the latter is the case, for here’s an earlier audio clip of Swanson blaming Hurricane Sandy on gay. He seems to be the Christian expert at identifying the sins that bring disasters.
I should add that this is a testable hypothesis: weather patterns should track legislation involving Christian “morality” (i.e., things dealing with sex, drugs, and abortion). Clearly, Scandinavia should be the most disaster-afflicted region on the planet.
h/t: Lori and Cameron, who, after sending me this link, added this bit with a picture of their cat:
(After this news, Peanut has gone back to bed…)