Barton: Global Warming is God’s Judgment

Barton: Global Warming is God’s Judgment November 4, 2013

David Barton is not a historian. He’s also not a climatologist, a seismologist or a meteorologist. But he’s got a simple explanation for earthquakes, hurricanes and extreme weather patterns — it’s all because of abortion, which leads to God’s judgment.

“Abortion was a seed to it,” said Copeland, “that has grown into a murderous, bloody crop of child death.”

Once “you open the door to killing,” Barton added, “it’s got a lot of different manifestations” because the nation immediately falls under the judgment of God as He removes his protection and “whap, here comes storms like we’ve never seen before and here comes floods and here comes climate stuff that we can’t explain; all of the hot times and all the cold times and not enough rain and too much rain and we’re flooding over here and we’ve got droughts over here … And today we’re saying ‘oh no, it’s global warming.” No, we opened a door that lost God’s protection over our environment and that’s our choice.”

Of course. Because countries that outlaw abortions don’t have storms and earthquakes. Isn’t it fascinating how God always seems to be sending the exact same message that those who interpret these signs want him to say? And this dolt may run for the Senate.

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  • I, for one, can’t wait to see what the next subject he’ll specialize in being wrong at will be. (my bets in the pool: particle physics and podiatry)

  • On the upside, at least they are acknowledging that global warming is real. Granted, this gives them an excuse for ignoring the problem, but at least it is a start.

  • Doug Little

    Modus @1,

    I’ll take the misuse of the word Quantum. This seems to attract the crazies like no other.

  • John Hinkle

    Barton has an amazing grasp of cause and effect. Who needs evidence when a fact free assertion is instantaneous?

  • Larry

    You mean, back in the day, they didn’t have earthquakes, hurricanes, and extreme weather because abortion hadn’t been invented yet?

    It must have been a glorious time!

  • tbp1

    I’m not even remotely the first to ask this question, but I do keep asking it, and I never get a coherent answer from the forced childbirthers: If God hates abortion so much, and if life begins at conception, why did he set it up so that the majority of fertilized eggs fail to come to term? They either fail to implant in the first place, or abort spontaneously at a later stage, often with the woman being unaware of the fact that she was pregnant.

    On a related note, if fertilized eggs have souls, and those souls go instantly to heaven if they are aborted (which is what all but hardcore Calvinists seem to believe), how is abortion not a good thing? According to most conservative Christian theology, the majority of those who make it to birth and beyond will end up in Hell.

    And while I’m ranting: do the souls of fetuses aborted (whether spontaneously or a result of human intervention) before they even develop a brain stem have personalities? If so, where do the personalities come from, since they have none of the brain physiology, nor the life experiences, that combine to create a personality.

  • John Pieret

    because the nation immediately falls under the judgment of God as He removes his protection and “whap, here comes storms like we’ve never seen before and here comes floods

    Because we never had bad storms, floods and droughts before Roe v. Wade. As a “historian” you’ve never heard of the dust bowl, Johnstown or “tornado alley”?

    and here comes climate stuff that we can’t explain

    Uh … we can explain it. It is the result of people pouring greenhouse gasses into our atmosphere with the encouragement of morons like you.

  • Larry

    Now just a minute. Last month, Barton was ranting about SSM causing the wrath of Khangod to fall upon the world. This month, we’re back on abortion causing his psychotic sky fairy to go all medieval upon our asses. The big dude must have the attention span of a 3 year old. Stick with some unforgivable sin, smite us, and be done!

  • doublereed

    So… uh… is he in favor of cutting carbon emissions then?

    Honestly, global warming is pretty lame as far as doomsday prophecies go, because people who believe in global warming (that is, normal people) actually suggest we should do something about it. And usually doomsday prophets desperately want the end times.

  • vmanis1

    Emperor Justinian I, 538 C.E.: `…since certain men, seized by diabolical incitement practice among themselves the most disgraceful lusts, and act contrary to nature: we enjoin them to take to heart the fear of God and the judgment to come, and to abstain from suchlike diabolical and unlawful lusts, so that they may not be visited by the just wrath of God on account of these impious acts, with the result that cities perish with all their inhabitants. For we are taught by the Holy Scriptures that because of like impious conduct cities have indeed perish, together with all the men in them.’

    David Barton is a pathetic imitator.

  • blf

    He has got the experience to give a multipart lecture series, Examining One’s Own Arse by Self-Insertion of Head. The lecture series will not include anything based on reality about End of Examination Self-Removal of Head, but will offer numerous observations on Deeper Self-Insertion.

  • zippythepinhead

    Of course, nature worship would be to people like Barton a form of pagan heresy. Yet the god he worships can only communicate through acts of nature.

  • blf

    [The Magic Sky Faeries] he worships can only communicate through acts of nature.

    Yeah, toasters made it much easier to receive the messages. Before that you had to wait for a bolt of lightening or a burning, talking, bush.

  • typecaster

    vmanis1 – The heck of it is that there was a major plague just two or three years later that caused cities to perish with all their inhabitants. The Gay had nothing to do with it, of course, but you can’t say that the doomsayer’s dire predictions have never come true.

  • matty1

    Has he done evolution yet, that seems an obvious one?

  • Francisco Bacopa

    if he had just said that it was God’s judgment for emitting too many gases that absorb radiation in the IR band like CO2 and methane and recommended that we cease offending God by drastically reducing these emissions I would be totally with him.

  • laurentweppe

    Barton: Global Warming is God’s Judgment

    Wait: Barton is going to call the abuse of ressources and the wanton pollution caused by our unsustainable consummer societies coupled with our refusal to invest enough in public research to develop the technologies needed to fix this mess a Sin????

    Oh my God! The apocalyptic nuts were right: the universe is going to end soon! Cats and Dogs are sleeping together! Fundies are starting to make sense! Soon the space-time continuum will tear itself appart and reality will collapse upon itself!

    it’s all because of abortion, which leads to God’s judgment.

    Oh, wait, he’s still saying bullshit. never mind, the universe is fine.

  • briandavis


    I predict medicine will be his next area of “expertise”. He can use lies about that to attack abortion, gays and Obamacare.

  • vmanis1

    typecaster: in sixth-century Byzantium, major plagues were relatively common, given contemporary hygiene standards. So there is only a minor irony in this case 🙂

  • Fiona DeLaMere

    This is the obvious next step for Christians when global warming gets too obvious to deny. Blame abortion/gays/athiests/muslims etc.