American wingnuts are not the only ones who blame all kinds of routine natural events to the anger of God over this or that — usually gay people, of course. After a drag artist won the Eurovision singing competition, Orthodox Christian religious leaders say that caused flooding that killed dozens of people.
Conchita Wurst is responsible for flooding that left over 50 people dead earlier this month, church leaders in the Balkans have claimed.
The Austrian drag artist, whose real name is Thomas Neuwirth, seized international attention after winning Eurovision 2014 with his hit Rise Like a Phoenix.
However, several church leaders have now claimed the recent devastating flooding across the Balkans, which was the worst in a century and left over 50 people dead, was “divine punishment” for Conchita’s victory.
“This [flood] is not a coincidence, but a warning,” Patriarch Amfilohije of Montenegro said, according to e.novine.com. “God sent the rains as a reminder that people should not join the wild side.”Patriarch Irinej, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Serbs, reportedly said the floods were “divine punishment for their vices” and that “God is thus washing Serbia of its sins”.
It’s incredible to me that they never stop to think that this says about this god they worship that he gets angry at one person and decides to kill 50 other people who had nothing to do with it and displace 150,000 people from their homes with a flood. If a human being did that, we’d rightly consider them hopelessly immoral and barbaric.