TV Evangelist: Climate Change is God’s Punishment

November 1, 2013

Look for more of this going forward.

Americablog:

You see, as the Lord’s weathergirls tell it, abortion is the main cause of all the recent hurricanes and polar ice cap melting madness.  But drugs and suicide are also ticking off the Eternal SnowMeister to the point where he’s causing “drought” and “rain” and other weather extremes to show his unhappiness with us.

I do have to say I was somewhat disappointed not to hear that gay people were also partly responsible for the change in the weather.  I’m kind of enjoying the fact that here in DC we’ve gone up at least half a zone, if not an entire zone, in terms of our summer planting season.  And I do grow a mean hydrangea, that I was hoping my fellow sodomites could take credit for.  But alas, I’ll have to credit this year’s blooms to the husband-murdering lesbian witches over at Planned Parenthood. Some girls have all the luck.

As wacky as it is, Barton and Copeland’s theory is the same one that Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson used following 9/11: If you tick God off too much, he’ll remove his protection from the earth and wipe you out, à la Noah (well, à la everyone-else-but-Noah).

Here’s Barton with more:

“Whap, here comes storms like we’ve never seen before, and here comes floods, and here comes climate stuff that we can’t explain; all of the hot times and all the cold times and not enough rain and too much rain, and we’re flooding over here and we’ve got droughts over here… And today we’re saying ‘oh no, it’s global warming.’ No, we opened a door that lost God’s protection over our environment and that’s our choice”

 

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17 Responses to “TV Evangelist: Climate Change is God’s Punishment”

  1. Dill Weed Says:

    Disappointing that this would be on Climate Crock.

    Science, not religion. This does not lend credibility to the case for climate change.

    • daveburton Says:

      Many liberals love to ridicule Christians.

      Matthew 10:22, John 15:21, etc.

      • greenman3610 Says:

        as somebody said, I feel the same way about Jesus as I do about Elvis. Love the guy’s work, but a lot of his fan clubs creep me out.
        see Rev Cal Beisner here with his cafeteria style view of paleo history- about 2:15 in

    • greenman3610 Says:

      dilweed – um..you get it that I’m not quite on board with the rev here, right?


    • Brother Dill Weed, what’s disappointing is that Religion, I say Religion, is hitching a ride on the Climate Science Express.
      This does not lend credibility to the case for God’s Punishment.
      Although, in all fairness, hell and global warming are linked by the concepts of heat and temperature.
      Praise the Lord for his beneficence in revealing this eternal truth unto his humble servants!


  2. happy clappies *sigh*


  3. He’s right about one thing…

    it’s our choice.


  4. I think the point is that AGW is “anthropogenic”. We did it. Calling out dieties to account for it… well that doesn’t make sense.


  5. The Copeland, Barton conversation is very hopeful! They’ve decided that human activities are changing the climate.


  6. David Barton is a documented serial liar for Jesus, a snake oil historian and a Dominionist who is being urged to run for Congress. He is one of the most dishonest opportunists one could hope to find.

    Nice to see daveburton defending him. Birds of a feather.

    I need a shower.


  7. This is an example of salami tactics.  There will now be a substantial group of people who take climate change seriously, but are completely opposed to the actual means of correcting it.  It’s a 21st-century version of bloodletting as a cure for infectious disease, or witch-burning as a corrective for drought.

  8. Jean Mcmahon Says:

    I do not think God is going to let anyone into heaven who trashed the Creation…and the First shall be last….therefor no Americans allowed into heaven.It si also pretty bad that we destroyed the actual Garden of Eden..Iraq.

    • daveburton Says:

      What do you mean, “WE,” Kemosabe?

      Or… did you, perhaps, work for Saddam, Jean Memahon?

      Or maybe you think that genocide & ecocide don’t count if it’s America’s enemies who commit them, and American soldiers who stop them.

      http://www.hrw.org/legacy/backgrounder/mena/marsharabs1.htm

      Saddam caused an estimated average of 250 violent deaths per day during his ~22 years in power. But you think we should have left him to it?

      • greenman3610 Says:

        During a large part of his regime Saddam enjoyed the support of the US, including especially the Reagan administration, who helped Saddam with targeting knowing that he would use poison gas
        http://reason.com/blog/2013/08/26/declassified-cia-documents-reveal-us-hel
        http://news.yahoo.com/u-helped-saddam-hussein-chemical-weapons-against-iran-161600457.html

        moreover, I do not recall “helping the marsh arabs” as the operative rationale for the US to invade iraq. It was something about those non-existent WMDs, because, 80 percent of Americans were lead to believe, falsely, that Saddam was behind the 911 attacks.
        There was also the subtext that, nudge, nudge, wink wink, gas prices would drop, we’d get all the oil – remember those bumper stickers that said “How did my gas get under their sand?”

        more broadly, if we really gave a damn about helping the oppressed over the whole planet, even assuming that were remotely possible, we’d be invading a lot of places that do not have large oil resources.

        • daveburton Says:

          No, I don’t remember such a bumper sticker, or sentiment.

          But I do remember President Bush talking about Saddam’s brutality. Despite what you may or may not remember, that was, indeed, one of the reasons for military action there.

          Do not be confused by a libertarian journalist’s blog, in which he spins the fact that the USA knew both sides in the Iraq-Iran war were committing atrocities, but still tried to prevent either side from winning. He’d have you believe that the USA was complicit in the use of chemical weapons, but that isn’t true.

          It also isn’t true that Saddam was “supported” by the USA, just because he got intelligence information from us, or that Iran was supported by the USA just because we helped arrange for them to get some spare parts for their American-made planes.

          What’s more, I’d think you, as an environmentalist, would be glad that Saddam was gone. Don’t you care about his environmental atrocities? Don’t you care about his systematic destruction of the most important marsh ecosystem in the entire region, as a tool to help eradicate some of his perceived enemies? Or his massive, intentional oil spill into the gulf? Or his setting the oil fields ablaze?

          Additionally, the USA under Reagan, Bush 41 & Bush 43 did, indeed, help the oppressed in many other places in the world, which had no oil. We can’t solve every problem in the world, but the USA has helped people fighting or suffering under oppression in many places. Remember Grenada? Remember our support for freedom fighters in Central America?

          And we help in a lot of other ways, too. In the private sector, American churches and other private charities do a great deal of humanitarian work, all around the world.

          In the public sector, our PEPFAR program, thanks to Sen. Jesse Helms and President G. W. Bush, has saved millions of lives, over a million of them young African children, and helped to curtail the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Unfortunately, Obama is scaling it back.)

      • jpcowdrey Says:

        It would seem daveburton has similar problems with epidemiology as he has with time series analysis.

        http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/mar/19/iraq


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