Wingnut Blames California Drought on The Gay

Bill Koenig, an end times wackadoodle, went on Jan Markell’s radio show and blamed the drought in California on The Gay. He also predicted that there would be a major economic collapse at the end of this year because, of course, we’re being judged by God.

When co-host Larry Kutzler asked if poor political leadership is a form of God’s judgment, Koenig responded that the election of President Obama was a sign of divine judgment because of his support for LGBT rights, adding that further judgment could come in a financial collapse at the end of 2015.

Koenig, who runs World Watch Daily, also suggested that the drought in California is a result of the state’s support for same-sex marriage and abortion rights: “We’ve got a state that over and over again will go against the word of God, that will continually take positions on marriage and abortion and on a lot of things that are just completely opposed to the scriptures and unfortunately a lot of times when it starts in California it spreads to the rest of the country and even spreads to the rest of the world. So there very likely could be a drought component to this judgment.”

As always, anything bad that happens is clearly the fault of whatever group of people the Christian right hates.

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  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    No, he is right. Them gays is having all there hot gay sex! and they need all the water to cool off so’s they don’t catch fire!! (That’s why they is called flamers!)

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    I thought gay people were going to drown us all in a “tsunami of perversion.” Now they’re causing drought? Can’t these bigots get their dire imagery straight?

  • brucegee1962

    God also really hates Oklahoma, as we can tell from the tornadoes. And North Carolina, evidenced by hurricanes. Really, it’s pretty simple to figure out the will of God over any given time period: just figure out the amount of economic damage due to “Acts of God” over that period, and then emulate the policies of whichever states ranks lowest on the list. Geez, it’s simple math.

    Fracking-caused earthquakes may or may not get counted, though. There are still a few bugs in the system of letting insurance companies determine theology.

  • grumpyoldfart

    My prediction: Bill Koenig will make more money from his gullible followers this year than he did last year.

  • dugglebogey

    For an all-powerful deity, this god sure seems to care a lot about money.

  • Chris J

    When co-host Larry Kutzler asked if poor political leadership is a form of God’s judgment, Koenig responded that the election of President Obama was a sign of divine judgment because of his support for LGBT rights, adding that further judgment could come in a financial collapse at the end of 2015.

    So God’s judgement for the acceptance of homosexuality is to… cause a leader to be elected who helps promote the acceptance of homosexuality? Isn’t that a bit like judging a person’s drug habits by giving them free weed? Maybe God is just super passive-aggressive. “Oh, you like gay people, huh, huh? Well, here’s some more! And more! Strike down sodomy laws, legalize gay marriage, see if you like that!”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    In California all it rains is men.

  • dingojack

    Dear California — keep that hot homo-love coming (so to speak). Because while your lovin’ jams the weather into a La Nina pattern (which causes it to be hot and dry in America) it’s rainy and cool in S.E. Australia. (I guess that god thinks Fred Nile’s got the Local Gay Mardi Gras under control).

    Dingo

  • whheydt

    I’ve been wondering how long it was going to be before one of those guys tried that argument…

  • busterggi

    Wait a minute, I thought New Orleans was flooded by Katrina because of gays – Yahweh clearly just pulls natural disasters at random out of his ass.

  • moarscienceplz

    So how does he explain that terrible drought Texas had a couple of years ago. You know, the one where Rick Perry had a statewide pray-in to try to stop it, only it didn’t?

  • John Pieret

    So how does he explain that terrible drought Texas had a couple of years ago.

    Oh, that’s easy … God works in mysterious ways, dontchaknow.

  • jnorris

    Collapsing the stock market and wreaking the economy is exactly what God did to Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • llewelly

    hm … what was God punishing Texas for back in 2011 ?

    http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/drought/

  • rietpluim

    Once again, gays get the blame for God’s actions. God is never held responsible. Suppose you or I caused floods or tornadoes or droughts or whatever because we oppose religious marriage – will they blame the religious? No, only God van be a total asshole and get away with it.

  • caseloweraz

    Gee, it’s raining in northern California today — not a heavy rain, but enough to puddle on the sidewalks. What does that mean, Mr. Koenig?