Monday, July 02, 2007

Wingnut alert: Yet another "God destroys Earth 'cuz of gays" comment

When it's not that deplorable media whore Fred Phelps, it's some other "man of God" who purports to know why God hits the planet with floods, famine, plane crashes, etc. From the UK:
The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops.

One diocesan bishop has even claimed that laws that have undermined marriage, including the introduction of pro-gay legislation, have provoked God to act by sending the storms that have left thousands of people homeless.

While those who have been affected by the storms are innocent victims, the bishops argue controversially that the flooding is a result of Western civilisation's decision to ignore biblical teaching.

The Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, argued that the floods are not just a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also a judgment on society's moral decadence.

"This is a strong and definite judgment because the world has been arrogant in going its own way," he said. "We are reaping the consequences of our moral degradation, as well as the environmental damage that we have caused."

While it's without question that society's moral fabric has been decaying, it is beyond ludicrous to say that innocent people (including children that don't even know the words "gay" or "lesbian", much less practice that lifestyle) are being killed by God because of the Almighty's distaste for queers.

I've said this before and I'll say it again: The Bible is clear on homosexuality, and no amount of spinning changes that. However, to assert that God will snuff out innocent human life simply because he's mad at people not even around or near the innocent (in this case, non-gay and people who oppose gay marriage laws) is sheer lunacy. I mean, one would think that God possesses a much better aim than that, right? "Adam and Steve are biting the pillow, so I think I'll wipe out their entire street. That'll show 'em!" Idiots.

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