Graham Lotz Blames Gay Marriage for Baltimore, Ferguson

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, went on Rick Wiles’ TruNews radio show (proving once again that there is no such thing as too extreme on the Christian right) and said that God is already punishing us for gay marriage and it’s going to get much worse.

“No nation in human history has ever done this,” she said of gay marriage, alleging that marriage equality “is taking the dust fist and shaking it in God’s face and saying we don’t care, not only do we not agree with this but we’re going to change it, we become our own gods, so to speak.”

Ultimately, Lotz said, God “won’t restrain evil anymore” and “the evil just comes pouring in, which is what we’re seeing in Baltimore and Ferguson and some of these other places, it’s anarchy.”

Such deep, thoughtful analysis. Unrest in Baltimore and Ferguson isn’t caused by the long-term decay of the inner cities, a total lack of urban development programs, the effects of poverty or the pervasive racism of our criminal justice system. Nope, it’s the gays. As always. Is there anything The Gay doesn’t affect, no matter how remote it may be? It even causes earthquakes and tsunamis, which kind of brings a whole new meaning to “Did the earth move for you too?”

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  • kantalope

    What was god upset about in the 70’s, the Gay was almost unspeakable back then but there were still riots. Maybe the Odd couple? That god guy, so touchy.

  • John Pieret

    No nation in human history has ever done this

    Actually several have beaten us to marriage equality.

    which is what we’re seeing in Baltimore and Ferguson and some of these other places, it’s anarchy

    Gays are running rampant everywhere glitter bombing everything!

  • caseloweraz

    I thought she was going to mention the continuing unprecedented flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. Maybe she’s saving that for next time.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Earthquakes and tsunamis are nothing, how about changing the orbits of celestial bodies?

    That whole “blood moon” thing?

  • Deacon Duncan

    Is there anything The Gay doesn’t affect, no matter how remote it may be? It even causes earthquakes and tsunamis

    Really? I thought earthquakes were caused by women’s breasts. Don’t tell me we’ve already forgotten Boobquake?

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

    dust fist

    Dibs on punk band name!

  • StevoR

    “No nation in human history has ever done this,”

    Yeah right. Only Ireland, England New Zealand, plenty of US states, half of Europe – or is it more now? Someone sure hasn’t been paying attention or is just wilfully ignorant here.

  • raven

    Graham Lotz Blames Gay Marriage for Baltimore, Ferguson

    So why are Texas and Oklahoma getting flooded?

    It’s been obvious from all the tornados and hurricanes in the US Southeast for a long while that, god hates fundie xians!!!

    They never figure it out. “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make stupid.”

  • dugglebogey

    Which nation? Ireland?

  • raven

    Xianity is boring.

    They’ve been doing this for 2,000 years. They did it a lot during the ancient Roman era.

    1. Natural disaster _____ happened because god hates______. It’s an all purpose explanation that explains everything and nothing.

    2. Jesus is coming back______. where _____ is any day between 33 CE and 10 minutes ago. 2,000 years of failed predictions.

    These aren’t even thoughts. They are cliches and always wrong.

  • colnago80

    Re StevoR @ #7

    Not to forget Canada.

  • busterggi

    Did the gay also cause the Zoot Suit Riots during WW II? The draft riots during the Civil War? The Boston Tea Party? Is there anything that can’t be blamed on the gay, other than that which can be blamed on brown people?

  • D. C. Sessions

    All of you who point to foreign countries that have so-called “same-sex marriages” are forgetting American Exceptionalism !

  • Kermit Sansoo

    These folks have an explanation for everything: the universe is moral. Specifically, it is run by the Great Abusive Daddy in the Sky. When nice things happen, God is happy. When bad things happen, he is mad. Their morality is a toddler’s – a list of rules to obey. Reasons for those rules are inexplicable. How many times have we heard this? (“God is good by definition. What he wants is what we should do. IF we don’t, he will cause us infinite pain. We love you Daddy! I don’t know what I did, but I’m sure I deserve it!”)

    .

    Alice Miller discusses this in her book “For Your Own Good”. Abused kids rarely understand they are abused unless there is another adult in their life who can tell them they are abused, even if that adult doesn’t have the power to change anything else. Those uninformed kids grow up thinking that their childhood was loving, when any outsider would have seen it as appalling. I wonder if that applies to Fundie family dynamics? Perhaps when Fundie kids are told via the internet that their lives are fucked up, then they may have second thoughts about things. When raised in isolation, it is difficult for them to question.

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    Since good stuff and bad stuff are always happening to us, we could explain that God is mad at us or not any time we choose to. But this puts Fundies in a bad place, since they don’t have a very good scientific, legal, historical, political, or financial understanding of things they can’t predict when they are going to be “punished”. Rather like the 4 year-old who gets swatted at random from the abusive dad.

  • raven

    All of you who point to foreign countries that have so-called “same-sex marriages” are forgetting American Exceptionalism !

    Oh right. God loves us best. God kills what he loves.

    Pretty warped god you got there. Now why is such a being worth worshipping?

  • carpenterman

    Hey, Gay People: since you apparently have such awesome power over natural disasters and weather and such, could you send some nice days to the northeast so I can finish my shed? I’ll take 70-80 degrees F. with low humidity, thanks. Forward me an invoice.

  • dingojack

    busterggi (#12) – you know that whole Permian/Triassic extinction? —

    [leans forward, whispers conspiratorially] ‘teh ghays’!

    😉 Dingo

  • thebookofdave

    LOL! Good one, dingo. Everybody knows god caused the P-Tr dieoff because of Evilution being taught in the classrooms.

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  • lorn

    Dust fist … idiots can’t even get this right. It isn’t a dust fist it is an Astro-lubed fist. No matter what you do, even when offending God, it always pays to show diligence and care by doing the research necessary so you know how to do it right.