Tony Perkins, the leader of the anti-LGBT hate group the Family Research Council, once once agreed with an anti-gay pastor who said that God uses natural disasters to punish homosexuality. If that’s true, then why did God destroy Perkins’ Louisiana home with a flood?
Either God has really bad aim or everyone in Louisiana is secretly gay because the recent Louisiana floods have killed 11 people and destroyed an estimated 40,000 homes including Perkins little hate palace. Naturally, Perkins has claimed that God sent this particular flood not to punish the gays but rather “as an incredible, encouraging spiritual exercise to take you to the next level in your walk with an almighty and gracious God who does all things well.”
Uh-huh. Okay. So when God destroys other cities, it’s to punish the gays, but when God destroys Perkins’ hometown, it’s a spiritual pep-talk — got it.
It sucks that so many other good people have lost their homes in the flood — in fact, if you want to donate food, supplies or money to help the flood victims, there’s a bunch of options here. But maybe Perkins should use this “exercise” to consider whether he should change his anti-gay ways or to consider the possibility that God doesn’t use natural disasters the same way that Perkins uses anti-gay speech (y’know, vindictively).
Maybe natural disasters like this are totally random or caused by, oh I dunno, climate change. No, that can’t be it because Perkins doesn’t believe in climate change either.