Conservative Christians like to believe natural disasters are the result of God’s wrath and retribution. Sodom and Gomorrah come to mind, as does the Great Flood.
More often than not in today’s world, this means the Almighty is unhappy with man’s “homosexual agenda.”
Even though a handful of conservative preachers are blaming Hurricane Harvey’s destruction of Houston on its embrace of gay rights, few would label the state of Texas as one that has been kind to the LGBTQ community
A more plausible explanation of why God would punish the Lone Star state is that it voted decisively for Donald Trump as president.
Do you think a supreme being could be happy with a state that voted for a bigoted, amoral con man and sexual pervert? Wouldn’t God want to punish Texas?
Ken Storey, University of Tampa assistant sociology professor, certainly thinks so.
“I don’t believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them” tweeted Storey.
Of course, the backlash to Storey’s reasonable comments was swift as they made the rounds. On Monday, the Florida school issued a statement condemning the professor’s comments, and on Tuesday it was followed with a statement saying he had been fired.
So much for freedom of speech in another Trump-loving state!
It should be noted Storey made his comments outside the work place, on his own personal twitter account.
Undoubtedly there are many Trump supporters claiming God punished Texas not because it voted for Trump but for not being faithful enough to him! To them Trump can do no wrong and wasn’t it God (with the help of the Russians) who put Trump in the White House anyway?
Question … why do most natural disasters happen in conservative, southern states? Just a coincidence?
One thing’s for sure. Once a self-sufficent, personal-freedom-loving state is hit with devastation, watch how quickly it begs for federal funds. Everyone is a socialist after a natural disaster.
Photo | (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Warning – this article may contain an element of satire!
Editor’s note – No one is making light of the devastation taking place in Houston. Our hearts go out to all the people suffering in the aftermath of one of the worst storms in American history. Conservative Christians love to blame natural disasters on God’s displeasure with man, specifically the moral decay they see as resulting from the ever increasing rights being afforded the LGBTQ community.The headline gives religious conservatives a little bit of their own medicine by showing the absurdity of blaming the pain and suffering caused by a natural disaster on the wrath of an almighty being.