Ooh, a ‘Blood Moon’ Appears After Marriage Equality Ruling

Caiden Cowger, a teenage right-wing radio host, reports that there was an unexpected “blood moon” that appeared after the Supreme Court handed down its marriage ruling, sending the wingnuts into a frenzy of “the end is near” and “this is a sign from God.” Cowger knows the perfectly ordinary and mundane cause of it, but still goes all end-times prophecy over it.

On June 30, 2015, a surprise blood moon appeared in the sky, that was only seen in the United States.

According to the National Weather Service, large wildfires in Canada have been burning. Due to extremely high winds, smoke from these fires have traveled into the United States.

According to NBC-Chattanooga, “the smoke should remain in the higher atmosphere and not affect air quality, it gives the moon and sun a rosy glow…

This ironically occurred right after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize homosexual marriage nationally.

You really need to look up what “irony” means. It isn’t what you think it is.

Many Christians believe that blood moons are God’s way of warning His people of persecution, hardships or major events that have occurred or are to come. This is based upon scientific evidence that every time a blood moon has been seen universally in the sky, a major event has/will occur (in the overwhelming majority of cases, it is a negative event). You can read more about it here.

The timing of this blood moon that displayed right after the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine God’s definition of marriage is almost prophetic.

Many Christians believe that blood moons are God’s way of warning His people of persecution, hardships or major events that have occurred or are to come. This is based upon scientific evidence that every time a blood moon has been seen universally in the sky, a major event has/will occur (in the overwhelming majority of cases, it is a negative event). You can read more about it here.

The timing of this blood moon that displayed right after the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine God’s definition of marriage is almost prophetic.

You also need to look up “scientific evidence.” That also doesn’t mean what you think it means.

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  • Larry

    But don’t you see, Ed. God lit those fires in Canada before the SCOTUS decision so they’d be burning hot and smokey (mmmm, sounds like sausages!) so that when the decision came down, all that smoke, which had been massed on the border, was released. It then proceeded to cover the moon, thus forming the blood moon.

    Quite simple, when you think about it our precocious little RWNJ, Jr., reported upon.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … a surprise blood moon appeared in the sky, that was only seen in the United States.

    … every time a blood moon has been seen universally in the sky…

    Sorry, kid, even by your own criteria, this ain’t that.

  • Sastra

    I just looked up the term “blood moon” and it doesn’t mean any time the moon looks red. It’s defined variously as “total lunar eclipse” or “the first Full Moon after Harvest Moon, which is the Full Moon closest to Fall Equinox.”

    The teenage right-wing radio host seems to be misinformed — in addition to being a paranoid religious fruitcake, of course. I don’t suppose that’s particularly surprising, considering.

  • wreck

    “The timing of this blood moon that displayed right after the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine God’s definition of marriage is almost prophetic.”

    Yes, it’s almost prophetic, but it’s actually coincidental.

  • howardhershey

    More of God’s poor aim. Warn the sinners in The U. S. by setting off massive fires in Canada.

  • howardhershey

    Next thing you know, God will punish the U. S. for gay marriage by sending tornados and hurricanes into Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.

  • ‘smee

    But… god works in mysterious ways! How much more mysterious than setting fires in Canada so the smoke would make the moon look red from the US at exactly this time! Huh! Answer that, Unbeliever!

    /smh

    Wouldn’t it have been easier for god to have provided his followers with better arguments? One would think that with omnipotence would come the awesome ability to counter every argument before the opposition even make it! They would be speechless! Dumbfounded! Astonished at the God-follower’s ability to counter every argument with ease!

    Instead, we had dumbfuck city and argument-from-stupidity.

    And they wonder why we mock them?

  • kantalope

    Every time there is a blood moon something negative happens (for some values of negative) and sometimes negative things happen when there isn’t a blood moon, but that is just to throw off the nay-sayers. Sometimes positive things happen. And sometimes nothing happens. It’s like the two things have nothing to do with one another. But god works in mysterious ways.

  • tbp1

    Many Christians believe that blood moons are God’s way of warning His people of persecution, hardships or major events that have occurred or are to come.

    First of all, who needs warning of something that has already occurred? That’s some weapons-grade stupid there.

    And why in the world doesn’t God communicate with us in normal ways? When my boss wants me to do something, he calls me, drops by my office, puts a note in my mailbox or sends me an email and tells me, in, you know, words, what he wants. If there’s any lack of clarity I ask questions and we discuss it. He doesn’t set a fire in order for the smoke to impart a red color to the moon and just let me figure out what the hell that’s supposed to mean (expenditures report due? recruiting project? time for peer evaluations?). If I do something wrong, he doesn’t send a hurricane to drown a bunch of poor black people in NOLA. Again, he tells me what the problem is and what I need to do to correct it.

    Why the omnipotent, omniscient creator of everything can’t communicate as effectively as my human boss is beyond me. It’s almost like he doesn’t exist, or something.

  • Sastra

    I have a bat in my attic. This ironically occurred right after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize homosexual marriage nationally. God’s warnings may seem inscrutable, but you just have to know how to connect the dots. They look like mouse droppings, but they’re not. Thanks a lot, Adam and Steve.

  • Synfandel

    …every time a blood moon has been seen universally in the sky, a major event has/will occur…

    In addition, every time a blood moon has not been seen in the sky, a major event has occurred.

  • leskimopie

    So didn’t the ruling come down Jun 26th? 4 days is “right after”?

  • caseloweraz

    …every time a blood moon has been seen universally in the sky, a major event has/will occur.

    What tbp1 and Synfandel said. To nitpick, I assume “seen universally” in this context means “able to be seen by everyone on the planet.” Since the smoke doesn’t cover the whole planet, that’s impossible in this case.

  • caseloweraz

    leskimopie: So didn’t the ruling come down Jun 26th? 4 days is “right after”?

    Maybe God was out in the Kuiper Belt, clearing the way for the New Horizons probe. It takes a while for EM signals to get out that far, you know.

  • whheydt

    Re: howardhershey @ #6…

    How about a band from Wisconsin to Kentucky this time around? See: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/midwest-severe-storms-thunder-possible-tornado-threat-47-million-n390981

  • coragyps

    What may be even scarier than the blood moons is that every time there is a first-quarter moon, something happens within the next 28 or 29 days! Every time , I’m telling you! And some of those things that happen are bad, and some even worse!

  • busterggi

    It was cloudy over my way so the moon couldn’t be seen – does it still count if its not visible?

  • chris_devries

    Meanwhile, we in central and western Canada have been having so-called “blood moons” off and on for weeks; those fires have been big enough, with the wind blowing in the right (/wrong) direction enough to cause Environment Canada to issue special air quality advisories in dozens of large communities, including my hometown of Winnipeg, where there was almost never any visible blue sky during the day for nearly a week at the end of June. Why is this warning assumed to be for Americans? Maybe God is warning faithful Canadians that the Toronto Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup next year, a cataclysm of inexpressibly epic proportion (if God exists, He’s obviously a Habs fan). Methinks God needs to create a PR department to ensure His messages and warnings are received by the right people.

  • Numenaster

    The timing of this blood moon that displayed right after the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine God’s definition of marriage is almost prophetic.

    Almost. Except for the fact that the sign came after the thing it was supposed to predict.

  • caseloweraz

    If it were possible to inject smoke upwind from the residences of these people on every moonlit night just before something good* happens to them, would they stop harping on about blood moons being harbingers of disaster?

    * I’m thinking of “something good” in the public sense: something like Ted Cruz topping the other GOP candidates in the latest poll.

  • Synfandel

    @18 chris_devries, all omens and portents are intended for Americans, because they’re the only people who matter. Where you been, man?

  • Nemo

    a teenage right-wing radio host

    So much wrongness.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Many Christians believe that blood moons are God’s way of warning His people of persecution, hardships or major events that have occurred or are to come.

    And many christians are complete fucking morons.

    The decision was handed down on June 26 and the blood moon appeared right after … on June 30? That is ironic.

  • pixiedust

    @17

    An invisible moon like the one you didn’t see means the god character is extra sooper pissed off.