RNC Caucus Listens to Guy Who Thinks Gays Cause CA Drought

What happens when you publicly declare that the drought in California is God’s punishment on the state for harboring all those evil gay people? Why, you get invited to address the Republican National Committee’s Conservative Steering Committee. And everyone’s favorite bigot, Dave Agema, cheers you on.

First you all should know that this committee sent a Amicus brief to the Supreme Court against homosexual marriage. We all hope it makes a difference. The Republican Party has always supported traditional marriage.

William Koenig ( watch.org), a Washington correspondent spoke on the history of what happens when a president or country tries to divide Israel for peace. He stated- it never works. He stated that one of the most frequent visitors to the Whitehouse under Clinton was Arafat. He stated Obama’s behavior towards Israel , abortion and marriage is undermining his presidency. He also stated that George W. Bush’s presidency began to falter after he agreed to consider dividing Israel for peace and that we should pray for the peace of Jerusalem. He also gave a history of the ” Blood Moons” and how they intertwined with Israel’s history.

Oh yeah, thinking gay people caused the drought isn’t bizarre enough, you gotta throw in some of that blood moons bullshit if you really want to get applause from Agema and his merry band of bigots and dumbasses. These people are members of the Republican National Committee, for crying out loud, and they lap this bullshit up with a spoon.

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  • llewelly

    How long before they extend this to global warming?

  • blf

    Not exactly AGW, but one of the nutters in the UK’s facist party (UKIP) did claim Teh Gay causes floods. As the snarky reponse in The Grauinad (How same-sex marriage causes floods) put it:


    It would be difficult to deny that a lot of people don’t like homosexuals for no logical reason. For proof of this, you can probably just read some of the inevitable comments below this article. But gay people do tend to make chunks of the population unreasonably angry. Increased rainfall is a likely consequence of the amount of steam shooting from the ears of [these] people […] whenever homosexuals have their rights recognised by the majority of people. Such a sudden influx of infuriated water-vapour into the air can only have negative consequences in a chaotic climate like the UK’s.

    This is often accompanied by a surge in angry comments/blogposts/online rants, generating heat via servers and computers. There is also an increase in newspaper space given over to those opposed to same-sex marriage complaining about their rights being eroded or them being censored with no self-awareness at all. All this newspaper comes from trees, and cutting down trees increases the risk of flooding.

    […] The main problem seems to stem from people becoming explicitly angry about the fact that two people of the same gender can get married in a way that doesn’t affect the rest of the population at all, and then blaming them for a series of devastating natural occurrences.

    Our best defence may be to divert their attentions elsewhere, e.g. by writing ridiculous blogposts that look like they support their views but in fact just openly mock them.

  • blf

    Ah, some xian kooks apparently already have claimed Teh Gay causes AGW (and did so back in 2010). Whilst lacking in detail, The Register links to The Fuji Times Online, which reports “[…] ministers must be educated on climate change, according to USP student Shaiza Janif: ‘We need to educate our ministers and not turn this into an agenda,’ she said. Earlier in the week, the conference heard that the ministers had blamed homosexuals for climate change in Samoa.”

  • raven

    Who caused the other US drought?

    The one in the US Southwest. Involving Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and parts of Texas.

    While California gets a lot of attention for good reasons, the Southwest has been in a 14 year drought. Lake Mead is at record low levels and Las Vegas is moving their intake at a huge cost to take water from lower down in the lake.

    A lot of fundie xians and Mormons live in that region. Hmmm, naw it couldn’t be that god hates them.

  • colnago80

    He stated that one of the most frequent visitors to the Whitehouse under Clinton was Arafat.

    And who was the most frequent shaker of Yasir’s hand? Bibi Netanyahu.

  • John Pieret

    OK, can we officially rename the Republicans as the “The Party of Looncolin”?

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Oklahoma tornadoes again. God must be mad at Oklahoma for so many reasons– opposition to s-s marriage, Senator Snowball, all-round bad attitutdes toward decency?

  • carpenterman

    Of COURSE gay people are causing the drought! They’re using all the water to WATER THEIR HOUSE PLANTS!!!

    (Gay people have lots of plants, right? Or is that old Southern women? I get mixed up…)

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Everyone knows legalizing teh gays causes droughts. Don’t forget what happened to Canada.

  • cptdoom

    @#8 carpenterman – no the gays are using all the water to boil the babies they’re adopting to just the right tenderness to eat them. Obviously.

  • marcus

    @ 6 “Loon-callin’ ?”

  • marcus

    @9 I miss Canada.

  • llewelly


    Lake Mead is at record low levels and Las Vegas is moving their intake at a huge cost to take water from lower down in the lake.

    Some possibilities:

    (0) God is mad about gambling.

    (1) God is mad about people voting for Harry Reid, the traitor Mormon.

    (2) God is mad about NASA faking the moon landing at Groom Lake.

    In any case from a climatological standpoint it’s largely the same drought. Influences include the PDO, the AMO, the jet stream, the ridiculously resilient ridge, (careful, those are all interrelated), and global warming, which influences all the aforementioned factors.

    Anyway, see here or here for a 2008 prediction that Lake Mead has a 50% chance of reaching its minimum power pool by 2017. Minimum power pool level is apparently 1050 feet above sea level, as is the level of intake No. 1, the intake they plan on replacing with intake No. 3, which will have a level of 860 feet. No. 2 is at 1000 feet . 1080 feet is current lake level …

  • whheydt

    I kind of have to agree that a “two state solution” in Palestine isn’t going to work. I think it’s going to have to be a THREE state solution where the Gaza Strip is a separate country from the West Bank.

  • dingojack

    Presumably the RWNJs are just mad ’cause they’re missing out. In CA “It’s Raining Men”!



    Speaking of the Middle-East: I’m guessing a certain Opus Dei running dog isn’t gonna be happy with the new Papal policy of ‘anti-semitism’. Quelle damage!

  • birgerjohansson

    Going off on a tangent: here is more fundie conservative madness:

    “Fear the dark art of yoga! Why conservative Christians are freaking out after yoga ‘miracle’” http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/fear-the-dark-art-of-yoga-why-conservative-christians-are-freaking-out-after-yoga-miracle/

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    It’s not surprising they want to create an echo chamber.

    They’re completely in the dark about reality and science.

  • eric

    a Washington correspondent spoke on the history of what happens when a president or country tries to divide Israel for peace. He stated- it never works.

    Yeah, foreign conquest of that land never works. Well, except from 700 BC to 110 BC, and then from 70 BC through 1946 AD. But 2,600 out of the last 2,700 hardly counts, does it?

  • colnago80

    Re eric @ #18

    Yeah, but that was before they had 400 nuclear weapons (according to the Iranian Foreign Minister)

  • dingojack

    What kind of ‘TEH GHAY’ causes this then Dave?