A US Pastor has claimed that God created the deadly wildfires in California to punish the state for accepting gay people.
Most experts have agreed that the ferocity of the wildfires, which have killed 11 people, injured 10 and caused more than $400 million worth of damage, is down to climate change.
The pastor Kevin Swanson has previously made videos wishing the death of gay people and he has made anti-LGBTQ+ statements, last year claiming Hurricane Harvey was a ‘punishment’ from God for Texas rejecting an anti-trans law and that public schools will turn kids into ‘transgender communist’.
Climate scientists predicted the blistering heat and fires more than a decade ago, and due to global warming, California is looking at a future with worsening floods and wildfires.
The pastor said at a news conference: ‘’Fire season is really just beginning. What seems like we should be at the peak of fire season, historically, is really now the kind of conditions we’re seeing really at the beginning.’’
According to Pink News, he started speaking about how California has a history of ‘legitimising the sin of homosexuality: ‘’If you look at the history of California, they have been at the forefront of this.
The first gay pride march occurred in San Francisco in 1970 and then San Francisco legitimized homosexuality in 1972. In 1982, Laguna Beach, California, elected the first openly homosexual mayor in United States history. In 1999, California adopted a domestic partnership law; I believe it was one of the first in the nation to do that.’’
He added: ‘’In 2005, California state legislators became the first in the nation to pass a same-sex marriage law … In 2008, the California Supreme Court then struck down Prop 22 in regard to marriage cases, and Prop 8 also was struck down later on that year, I believe.
In 2011, California became the first state to mandate homosexual indoctrination for K-8 students and then, in 2012, California became the first state to sign a ban on therapy that was attempting to convert homosexuals into non-homosexuals.
And then, in 2017, the California state schools implemented the homosexual indoctrination program … and that was the kickoff for the biggest fires that California has ever seen in its history.
So God is burning down California in 2017 and 2018 after about 25 years of leading the pack to legitimise the sin of homosexuality in that state.’’
Here is the video where he wished the death of gay people.
Video credit: Les Roediger
This pastor also said that God may destroy America after the release of the film The Shape of Water.
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