Lotz: The End is Near, the End is Near!

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, continues to walk around town in a virtual sandwich board declaring that the end is near. On Jan Markell’s radio show, she explains how God sends terrorist attacks and natural disasters to send us a message, but we just aren’t listening.

According to Lotz, God “allows the terrorists to strike or a tornado to rip through our city” to get our attention, “because, for whatever reason, we don’t seem to give him our attention until we’re desperate. And, so, if we don’t give him our attention then he’s going to allow things to happen to make us more and more desperate until we do cry out.”

Lotz suggested that a potential Supreme Court decision legalizing marriage equality may be a sign that the end is near: “I think that Supreme Court decision, and I agree with you that the Enemy is coming like a flood, and that’s one of his tactics. They hit us at every level, at every angle, so that we feel overwhelmed and so we just want to retreat and say ‘just don’t come near me.’” Such a “retreat,” Lotz said, would only hasten the arrival of the End Times, warning that gay people are asking “to join an institution that, actually, by its very definition, they can’t join. So if the Supreme Court changes that legally in America, they are very seriously defying God.”

And if we dare to defy God, apparently, he sends terrorists — terrorists who agree with him that gay people are evil and must be punished, incidentally. So according to Lotz, Muslim terrorists really are the “army of God” that they imagine themselves to be. And she’s on the same side as those terrorists. This is not at all surprising.

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  • raven

    According to Lotz, God “allows the terrorists to strike or a tornado to rip through our city” to get our attention, “because, for whatever reason, we don’t seem to give him our attention until we’re desperate.

    This is very dumb.

    1. Why doesn’t god just do what normal people do. Go on TV talk shows. Show up on rant and rave Talk Radio shows. Use his Twitter account. Write something on his blog. Update his Facebook page. Give some newspaper interviews.

    2. All of this is within the range of an intelligent grade schooler. If god isn’t as competent as a third grader, why call him god?

    3. This is what is wrong with xianity. They claim their god is all powerful and can do anything. What we see is a god who is nowhere and does nothing.

  • scienceavenger

    Well God just sent us Hurricane Trump, so end times are truly upon us.

  • tsig

    I thought all Real True Christians wanted the End Times to come so shouldn’t they be promoting Gay Marriage?

  • tsig

    God gets defied so often I’ve come to question his omnipotence, it seem to be shrinking.

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

    the Enemy is coming like a flood

    Ick.

  • MikeMa

    Well, there was a Texas drought purportedly caused by abortion and equal rights. Then there was a flood (or 2) which is either an answer to xian nutball prayers or another sign that their ridiculous deity is annoyed. Again.

    I do wonder whether they will ever associate the normally higher temperatures in the south as a root cause of weather issues. If they want to avoid the deity sponsored mayhem, move to Canada where healthcare is included and equal rights are respected and tornadoes & floods hardly ever happen.

  • John Pieret

    coming like a flood

    Dibbs on the boy band name.

    if we don’t give him our attention then he’s going to allow things to happen to make us more and more desperate until we do cry out

    God must be a really shitty parent. Maybe that’s why his son had a death wish.

  • Synfandel

    …she explains how God sends terrorist attacks and natural disasters to send us a message, but we just aren’t listening.

    Get a Twitter account, God. They’re free.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Dear God: Omni-benevolence…you’re doing it wrong.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    “God sends terrorist attacks and natural disasters to send us a message, but we just aren’t listening.”

    .

    Yeah, abusive dads often don’t make clear what the kid did to deserve his beating. Since the universe actually does what it does for physical reasons, but fundamentalists think processes are moral(1), they never have a snowball’s chance in Hell of predicting or taking effective steps to avoid trouble.(2)

    .

    (1) That is, the universe is nice or mean to us depending on whether we made Abusive Daddy happy or angry,

    (2) Since they don’t understand even retroactively what happened, it opens up a lucrative market for professional explainers (prophets (profits)). Since scientists reject God to explain things (actually, can’t use God, whether they are believers or not) True Believers are bereft of any means to explain that actually work. However, they can and do often blame the scientists.

  • grumpyoldfart

    She can sell that message, only because she has eager customers dumb enough to buy it. If America tweaked up its education system such nonsensical preachers would disappear in the first generation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    First, Modus, stop that! I can’t afford buying new keyboards every couple of days!

    As for the the OT, why come these people never note that all Yahweh’s wrath seems to fall on the belt-buckle of the Bible Belt? You’d think they’d be able to buy a vowel by now.

  • blf

    The problem with this nutter’s hypothesis is teh great sky faeries’s aim is Really Bad both not only location-wise, but also time-wise. It/she/they/him aims a large earthquake to strike California in June 2015 CE, say, and what happens is a methane river floods on the planet Xyhare in (on Earth) 892 BCE.

    So a tornado in Oklahoma (he/they/she/it at least hit the correct planet this time) is warning to the ancient Babylonians to sacrifice a better quality of cattle. With more herbs and a decent vin

  • wreck

    “According to Lotz, God “allows the terrorists to strike or a tornado to rip through our city” to get our attention, “because, for whatever reason, we don’t seem to give him our attention until we’re desperate. And, so, if we don’t give him our attention then he’s going to allow things to happen to make us more and more desperate until we do cry out.””

    God sounds like a real dick.

  • azpaul3

    …allows the terrorists to strike or a tornado to rip through our city to get our attention, because, for whatever reason, we don’t seem to give him our attention until we’re desperate.

    There are better ways to get peoples attention.

    When the cat wants my attention she jumps into my lap, taps me on nose and purrs in my face. It works and no one has to die. Obviously, Fortran is smarter than Jahovah.

  • jnorris

    Why can’t their god just show up and tell us what’s wrong? Why all these mysterious signs? It’s the 21st century god(s), learn to use social media, get on TV, or use the window at the Today Show studio.

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

    azpaul3 “When the cat wants my attention she jumps into my lap, taps me on nose and purrs in my face. It works and no one has to die. “

    Sure. As long as the lap and purr works, no one has to die.

     

    jnorris “It’s the 21st century god(s)”

    1960s pop album name!

     

    jnorris “It’s the 21st century”

    1970s Prog Rock album name!

     

    “21st century god(s)”

    Metal band name!

     

    “(s)”

    Prince’s name name!