Rios Sees Unnamed Evidence of God’s Punishment Over Gay Marriage

When someone pointed out to Sandy Rios of the American Family Association that none of the nations that have allowed same-sex marriage have yet had calamity befallen them due to God’s punishment, Rios said that she sees unspecified signs and that a major global disaster is coming.

Rios was responding to social media comments from an LGBT rights supporter named Peter, who pointed out that none of the countries that have legalized marriage equality have yet fallen to ruin because of it.

“There are some effects already early on, there are here in this country as well,” Rios responded. “But it’s too early to see any kind of major shift or disaster that I think most of us who believe that God’s word is true are predicting for the whole world, really, Peter, for the whole world. For God will not let us just continue to be debauched and ignore him.”

Of course, bad things happen all the time. It’s trivially easy for people like Rios to point to anything bad happening at any given time and declaring it, with no evidence whatsoever, to be evidence of God’s punishment. Of course, Texas has now banned gay marriage several times over and continues to try to avoid having to recognize such marriages even if the Supreme Court rules that they must, and they’re suffering from massive flooding. Funny how it’s only God’s punishment when they declare it to be.

As for this major disaster, one is bound to happen at some point. Bad shit happens.

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  • eric

    “But it’s too early to see any kind of major shift or disaster

    Hey Sandy, I can help you out by quantifying your prediction. For whichever day, N, is today, the biblical disaster is always coming on N+1.

  • Mr Ed

    But it’s too early to see any kind of major shift or disaster

    This seems to be the key statement. In the Bible God is anything but subtle, global floods, pillars of salt, forty years in the desert or getting nailed to a cross. None of this I think God is mad at us for same sex marriage because the mosquitoes are thick this spring stuff.

  • John Pieret

    Like Potter Stewart and pornography, they can’t define what God’s wrath is, but they’ll know it when they see it!

  • grumpyoldfart

    Christians amuse me with all the gobbledegook they accept as gospel truth just so they can indulge their sadistic fantasies.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Fortunately, there are righteous countries in Africa which still kill homosexuals and witches. We should look to them and the way God favors them for guidance.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Peter, who pointed out that none of the countries that have legalized marriage equality have yet fallen to ruin because of it.

    Bullshit. Canada legalized marriage equality and we’ve been punished with ten years of the Stephen Harper government.

  • garnetstar

    In Massachusetts, it’s been more than a decade. They’ve had nothing except one really snowy winter, even Hurricane Sandy missed them. Can’t God make up his mind about which disaster would be bad enough punishment to smite them with?

    When they have a rain of frogs there, give me a call.

  • Johnny Vector

    Can’t God make up his mind about which disaster would be bad enough punishment to smite them with?

    I got a small static shock when I picked up this little half-blind turtle. Does that count?

  • Orakio

    @8

    I got a small static shock when I picked up this little half-blind turtle. Does that count?

    No, but there’s good eating on one of those.

  • lorn

    Assuming God were real, I think God would be “utterly indifferent to sexual orientation” … :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX7tbhK7WRs

  • corporal klinger

    There was a joke going around at my school in Germany way back in the late 70ies that I still like to use when dealing with these kind of people: “… God may be perfect but his ground crew…” ……..