Friday, November 02, 2012

It's All Our Fault! 10 Disasters "The Gays" Supposedly Caused


Well, while most of the East coast is still digging out from the Frankenstorm, I--and by 'I', I mean the good folks at The Advocate--decided to take a look back through time at the disasters which have been blamed on The Gays.
Because, you know, we have the power to send hurricanes flying through the skies, but passing marriage equality, or any kind of LGBT equality, is just out of our grasp.
So, without further ado, the Top Ten disasters that nutjobs blame on The Gays so they can get their names in the papers:

1. Hurricane Sally
So-called "chaplain," John McTernan, the founder of Defend and Proclaim the Faith ministries--shouldn't it be "proclaim" then "defend"--said of Hurricane Sandy, which caused billions in damages, and left many people dead: "God is systematically destroying America. Just look at what has happened this year."
Not to be outdone, America's Church of Hate and Stupidity, the Westboro Baptist Church, also jumped on the Praise Sally bandwagon. Shirley Phelps-Roper, the batshit crazy daughter of the WBC founder and leader Fred Phelps, Tweeted: "We bow in humble thanks 2 God 4 Sandy! Thank God for a plain message delivered to a puddle of states that proudly flip Him off! #FagMarriage"
2 Floods, Fires and Tornadoes Everywhere, 2012
Pam Olsen, the founder of the Florida Prayer Network and a member of Texas Governor Rick Perry's flailed election campaign, believes marriage equality and ordination of gay priests could lead to floods, fires, and tornadoes: "You know what, God is not one that is going to wink at sin. God is shaking. If anybody looks at the news and has just seen what's been happening recently with the floods, the fires, the tornadoes, God is shaking. Yeah I think you have God shaking, sure you have the enemy shaking, you have both and I don't want to say oh that's the judgment of God or that's the enemy. But the reality is God is judging us, and I think it's going to get worse."
3 Hurricane Katrina, August 2005
Shortly following the massive destruction of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Gulf Coast, Repent America director Michael Marcavage issued a statement blaming the massive disaster on New Orleans's annual gay party, Southern Decadence: "Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city."
A year later, Megachurch Pastor John Haggee of San Antonio, Texas, said “God caused Hurricane Katrina to wipe out New Orleans because it had a gay pride parade the week before and was filled with sexual sin.”
4 Eastern U.S. Earthquake, 2011
A tremor up the east coast undoubtedly rocked the typically solid region, but that didn't stop anti-LGBT notables from shaking things up. Archconservative Orthodox rabbi Yehuda Levin, after blaming Haiti's destructive 2010 earthquake on the island nation's high HIV/AIDS rates, blamed the earthquake that originated in Virginia last year on The Gays.
Not to be outdone in the dumbfuckery, Pat Robertson added that he believed that individuals "who act kind of gay" were behind the earthquake.
5 September 11, 2001
Following the life-changing terrorist attack, Jerry Falwell said, "I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularized America. I point the finger in their face and say, 'you helped this happen.'"
6 Tsunami, 2011
Cindy Jacobs, of something called General International, said The Gays caused the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, which prompted a destructive tsunami in eastern Japan, causing 15,870 deaths and $235 billion in damage: "Everything that I said has happened. We have seen these disasters happen. We need to repent for turning away from God and saying that we can make any laws that we want, it doesn't matter... that God's laws don't count."
7 Mass Animal Deaths, 2011
Cindy Jacobs also comes in at #7, when she explained that the thousands of birds falling dead from the sky, or tons of dead fish were just floating around belly up, were the result of the repeal of DADT.
8 Hurricane Bonnie, 1988
Pat Robertson tried to preemptively blame gay revelers at Disney World's Gay Days Weekend for being the cause of the pending storm. However, when the storm approached the U.S. mainland, it completely missed Florida but hit the rest of the east coast, and one of those hardest-hit areas was Hampton Roads, Va., where Robertson's 700 Club is based.
9 Northridge Earthquake, 1994
King of Batshittery, Pat Robertson also said the 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles County's San Fernando Valley, which caused about $25 billion in damage and 72 deaths, was attributed to God's displeasure with gays and lesbians, pro-choice activists, and "perversity."
10 Sodom and Gomorrah
Ah yes, where it all began. The Biblical tale of debauchery and mayhem in these two cities ends badly thanks to God's anger over all of that rape — in the form of, well, sodomy.
There you have it; proof, from every asshat and nutjob and wingnut that The Gays can send hurricanes, can kill birds in flight and fish in the seas, can cause the earth to rumble and tsunamis to roar.
And yet we don't have the power to create a little marriage equality?
Silly "Christians."

5 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

Where do you find the time for all that??

R.J. said...

What a disgrace. After all those millions Pat Robertson gets from his sheeple, he can't afford a decent nose hair trimmer?

anne marie in philly said...

what a load of horseshit! asshats, each and every one of them!

Ron said...

I've always found it fascinating that these straight homophobes are more afraid of gays than just about anything else in life. Probably all stems from that scene in "Deliverance" when the character that Ned Beatty plays was told to "squeal like a pig." Yep, that's what they're afraid of, getting fucked in the ass.

Raybeard said...

I always want to ask these people:-
"Why are locations like Scandinavia and western Europe relatively free from such natural disasters whereas the Americas, Middle Eastern countries and the western Pacific are more vulnerable to tempests, earthquakes, volcanic activity, tsunamis etc - not to mention famines and inter-tribal and religious wars in Africa? Is it because God APPROVES of the former group's comparatively liberal attitudes towards gays and is APPALLED by the latter's outright homophobic attitudes?"
I can actually guess at their answer - "God has completely given up on the first group as being irredeemable, and condemns the second for not being homophobic ENOUGH!" Whenever their attitudes are questioned they'll always find a wriggle-out answer.