It may be difficult to predict in advance when an earthquake or hurricane will hit, but one thing is easy to predict: after any great natural disaster a self-appointed spokesmen for God will declare that this is God’s judgment – usually for the sin of homosexuality. So on cue, Chaplain John McTernan has given us the real cause of hurricane Sandy, which has been smacking around the American East Coast. Should we blame permutations in the flux of temperature systems, and so forth? Not at all. It’s sin! God is angry at both Obama and Romney for being too lenient on the homosexual agenda.
“God is systematically destroying America,” writes McTernan on his blog. “Just look at what has happened this year.”
“Obama is 100 percent behind the Muslim Brotherhood which has vowed to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem. Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it.”
The “Homosexual Agenda” refers to an initiative group, mostly mythical, the same way the “Protocols of Zion” supposedly exposed the Jewish agenda. While of course Homosexuals, gays, lesbians, and transgendered folks are fighting for their rights, some conspiracy theorists look at their influence as much more insidious and far reaching.
Whatever the case, Romney is accused as well. “Yes, he is a big time pro-homosexual supported to the point he will keep open homosexuality in the military; he wants homosexuals in the Boy Scouts; and he wants more open homosexuals in the Republican Party.”
Myths and legends about God destroying whole cities because he does not approve of their way of life have a striking example in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, which is a working archetype for such preachers as McTernan. In the story, God destroys the cities for their inhospitality, and also, it has been argued, for their homosexual practice. With such a precedent, preachers and pastors throughout the ages have “predicted” post facto that God would destroy a given city, often but not always because of public stance on homosexuality.
Just after the twin towers collapsed, Pat Robertson identified the true terrorist not to be Islamic radicals, nor the U.S. government, secretly manipulating our sympathies, but God himself, punishing us for – you got it, homosexual sympathizing. So when an earthquake levels a village or a Hurricane blasts the East coast, you can be certain a self-appointed spokesman of God will declare the event to be God’s judgment.