Bryan Fischer, and at least one of his callers on today’s “Focal Point,” believe that the flooding in Texas is their god’s judgment for witchcraft and sodomy. The caller, known as “Rebecca, from College Station,” said that the worst of the flooding occurring is in Houston and Austin, where the heathens live and practice their heathen ways.
According to Right Wing Watch, Rebecca lives in a valley, but did not suffer catastrophic flooding because her area has done such righteous things as ban abortion. The people who live there hold conservative views, so they must be good with their god. Bryan Fischer lent credence to these views by saying:
If you’re going to attribute the flooding in Texas to some kind of supernatural cause, you can make a geographical connection between the flooding and the practice of the occult and witchcraft and the embrace of homosexuality. That’s where the disaster is being felt the worst.
Fischer went on to explain what happened to the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah, thanks to homosexuality. Houston’s mayor is a lesbian woman, and the first openly LGBT person to lead a major city. So of course, the Christian god is displeased, and raining his wrath down upon Houston for that horrific sin.
Austin is a liberal bastion in a state that seems to grow redder by the day, thanks not only to its own legislative moves away from progressive policies, but also to idiots like Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert, who’ve successfully re-branded the state as staunchly Tea Party. Former President George W. Bush, and former Governor Rick Perry, have also contributed to this image. So, this, too, should be obvious. The Christian god doesn’t like liberal policies because they include abortion and LGBT rights, so Austin has to suffer.
Of course, no mention is made of weather patterns or climate change, because Bryan Fischer’s god controls all of that, too. So to attribute extreme weather to climate change (or to historical cycles or whatever) is foolish, in his eyes, because it’s so obvious this is his god’s doing.
If a god will ravage entire lands, and smite everybody because of some people’s ideas, all while claiming to love everybody on the planet and not wanting any souls to perish, then he’s hateful, and hypocritical. Raining down wrath upon nations is not how one demonstrates one’s love.
Watch the conversation here:
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