Christian fascist Kevin Swanson said last week before Hurricane Irma hit that if the Supreme Court had met that very day and reversed Roe and Obergefell — something they could not do, by the way — God would have called off the storm, which was his punishment for gays having abortions. Or something.
“God is in control of what is going on,” he said, “and whether or not Irma is going to do $200 billion worth of damage in Miami … is all in the hands of God. Those winds are going to blow where they are going to blow, but they’re going to blow in the direction that God ordains them to go. Friends, God is in complete control and utter control of what is going on with these hurricanes.”
“The wrath of God against this nation is intense,” Swanson continued. “I wish that American leaders would sit up and pay attention … The Supreme Court of the United States needs to reverse Roe v. Wade and Obergefell now, this afternoon, before Irma does her damage. It would be a good thing if the Supreme Court of the United States understood that God is in control of these things and God is a personality and God is offended by the sins of this nation.”
So what about Barbuda? What did the people of that tiny island do to be wiped out almost completely? Surely an omnipotent God could have aimed a far more strategic strike than this? Why didn’t he just destroy the justices who voted for those rulings? Why destroy the lives of millions of others just to get their attention?
And of course, since it’s impossible to live a life beholden to all the contradictory commands in the Bible, one can always find a country violating them in some manner and thus always have a handy ad hoc rationalization to use for any disaster. Only the immensely foolish take such rot seriously.
And by the way, what Swanson wanted was impossible. The Supreme Court isn’t even in session right now, and even if they were they can’t just decide one day to reverse a previous ruling without having an actual case in front of them that involves that ruling.