Quoting Quiverfull: Who is to Blame For Tornadoes?

Quoting Quiverfull: Who is to Blame For Tornadoes? May 22, 2013

Today is a random list of various ministries and others laying the blame for the recent Oklahoma tornadoes to all sorts of things.

Pat Robertson of “The 700 Club”

“If enough people were praying [God] would’ve intervened, you could pray, Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms,”

“Why did you build houses where tornadoes were apt to happen?”

Fred Phelps Jr. of Westboro Baptist tweeted

“Ok Thunder’s Durant flips God by praising fag Collins. God smashes OK. You do the math. # GodH8sFags #FagsDoomsNations #FearGod #GodH8sU”

“God’s wonderful wrath in Oklahoma reminds me: #GodCursesUForFagMarriage #GodIsYourTerrorist #GodWillRepay #GodAvengesHisPeople #GodH8sU”

Not a religious org but a conservative commentator Alex Jones –

Alex Jones, the radio host of the conspiracy-oriented Alex Jones Show, is warning everyone that the government may be behind the deadly Oklahoma tornado

According to Media Matters, they have the power to use twisters as “weather weapons” and “can create and steer groups of tornadoes.”

The way to figure out if the current administration is behind the disaster is spotting helicopters and small planes in the sky in the windstorm area.

“If you saw that, y.ou better bet your bottom dollar they did this, but who knows if they did” he says.

The ladies of Ladies Against Feminism partner with Ken Ham to try to explain why things like the tornado happen and God’s role in it –

When a major tragedy captures global attention, there’s usually much discussion in the media concerning how such things can be understood in terms of a loving God. While some Christian leaders are asked for their response (and usually falter, sad to report), atheists will often chime in and claim that there can’t be a loving God because of such a horrible calamity.

Tragedies, of course, are not confined to today. It wasn’t too long ago when an evil regime wiped out six million Jews and many others. In addition to the headline events, each of us suffers pain at one time or another—illness, headaches, accidents, and eventually death. It’s not surprising when the burdens become too great, that people cry out to  God in anguish, “Why don’t you do anything? Don’t you care?”

The true history of death, as understood from a literal Genesis, actually enables us to recognize a loving Creator who hates death.

Edited to add in John Piper from Desiring God’s take on this

“My hope and prayer for Oklahoma is that the raw realism of Job’s losses will point us all to his God “compassionate and merciful.” Jam.5:11″

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

NLQ Recommended Reading …

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich

Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce

 

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