The Christian right is constantly telling us that natural disasters, storms and personal tragedies are examples of God sending a message to us that we’re not doing his will. So what will the message be now that God apparently struck an employee of the Creation Museum with lightning on the job?
A staff member was injured Wednesday while clearing guests from a zip line at the Creation Museum…
Museum officials said a male staffer touched an object that had been energized by lightning and was injured.
He was taken to an area hospital as a precaution, but his injuries were not considered to be serious.
The zip line attraction opened this spring to help the religion-themed museum attract a wider audience.
Hmmm. Is God telling them that the non-religious zip lines are an abomination? Or maybe the whole museum is? Or maybe that employee touched himself inappropriately that morning or something. Or maybe it’s completely random and has nothing to do with anyone’s religious belief. Yes, I’m betting that’s the truth. But that’s the truth every time they tell us that God has sent a hurricane or an earthquake because — always, it seems — The Gay!
This is the second extraordinarily ironic lightning strike in the Cincinnati area. A few years ago, Touchdown Jesus was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Right across the highway is a Hustler Hollywood store that wasn’t touched.