Last week a massive explosion in Springfield, Massachusetts leveled a strip club and injured 18 people, most of them firefighters, police officers and gas company workers. Unhinged lunatic and arch-bigot Scott Lively wants you to know that he is responsible for it because he prayed to God for this to happen:
For about two years I have been including imprecatory prayers in our church services and Bible studies at Holy Grounds Coffee House. Imprecatory prayers are Old Testament prayers for the defeat and destruction of the enemies of God and his people. A New Testament variation on these prayers is to ask God to save the people but destroy the institutions. Our prayers, part of our seven year campaign to re-Christianize the City of Springfield, have included an appeal to God to destroy the works of Satan in this city. We have specifically included the strip clubs in these prayers.
Yesterday the three story Scores strip club on Worthington Street was completely obliterated in a gas explosion, right down to the ground…
I believe this was the hand of God at work in answer to our prayers. We are giving Him all the glory and praise for this occurrence, since it is only by His power that any of our prayers can have any effect. We also thank God that no one was seriously injured in this blast, though it was enormous.
Again I’m left wondering why God’s aim is so bad. 15 of the 18 people injured had nothing at all to do with the strip club, they were public servants responding to the blast. In fact, there is nothing to indicate that anyone actually involved in the strip club was injured. Why does God’s judgment and wrath always hit people who weren’t involved in the target of his wrath? I know he’s infinitely old and probably has bad eyesight by now, but this is ridiculous.
And Scott Lively is an appalling human being for cheering on such destruction. It’s not a coincidence that he believes in a God who is as barbaric as he is.