Quoting Quiverful: Little Fairy Shoes, Gays and Womens Pants Suits Cause Major Fires?

Quoting Quiverful: Little Fairy Shoes, Gays and Womens Pants Suits Cause Major Fires? July 2, 2013

Pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner from Generations With Vision as quoted by Jonathan Hurley Org. in regards to the recent Colorado Springs fires. Quotations in italics.

Swanson noted that a Denver Post photograph of State House Majority Leader Mark Ferrandino kissing his partner also helped trigger God’s wrath.

Of course, that still leave the odd fact that God chose to hit Colorado Springs which is deeply conservative and spared the liberal areas of Colorado — a pattern that might suggest God is pretty liberal. That did not stop these two pastors:

Buehner: Why Colorado Springs? Understand that Colorado itself is a state that has been begging for God’s judgment. How did we do that? Well, we were the first state to make abortion legal; you could murder your baby as long as it’s in your womb.
. . .
Swanson: When you have a state where the House leadership is performing a homosexual act on the front page of the Denver Post two months ago? Does God read the Denver Post? Do you think He picks up a copy of the Denver Post? He gets it. God gets the Denver Post.
Buehner concluded that Coloradans should be glad God “hasn’t destroyed the whole state yet” as “an act of grace.” But why were the fires concentrated in Colorado Springs, Buehner asked, “Why not wipe out Boulder or Denver” where all the Democrats live? He answered his own question: “Judgment begins in the House of God.”

They also attacked airplane movies showing breasts, young men “doing the metrosexual thing with the skinny pants and the little fairy shoe” and women wearing pantsuits.

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  • texcee

    *face palm*

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    I still want to know what fairy shoes are.

  • Nightshade

    Yep, because their god cares more about fashion than human safety or loss of human life, and apparently can’t even aim his ‘punishment’ in the right direction.

  • Trollface McGee

    I thought God was like Santa, he can see what everyone is doing at all times. Instead he appears to be one of those dwindling numbers of newspaper subscribers.
    Also, everyone knows, fairies wear boots not shoes.

  • I’ve asked this so many times, but it’s worth asking yet again…why on earth should I feel compelled to worship a God who punishes the innocent for the sins of the guilty? And how can anyone with a shred of conscience call that “righteous” (or heck, even “useful”)?

  • Baby_Raptor

    My guess would be “feminine looking” shoes that men wear?

    My immediate thought was ballet slippers, but I can’t think of any situation wherein that would fit the “fear teh gays” context…

  • Baby_Raptor

    Well, it’s certainly useful for the continuing fleecing of the sheep…

  • Sharla Hulsey

    You shouldn’t feel compelled. God does not compel, and God does not punish the innocent for the sins of the guilty. Read the argument Abraham has with God in Genesis 18 about Sodom and Gomorrah (which were NOT destroyed because of homosexuality, by the way) and whether God could destroy those cities if there were any righteous people there. Personally I suspect the story is a “just-so” story to explain the pillars of salt on the edge of the Dead Sea and not to be taken as literal fact. But the upshot is that if God could find even TEN innocent people in Sodom and Gomorrah, he said he would not destroy them. As it turned out in the story, the only people who had even a nodding acquaintance with righteousness were Lot and his family (and given what Lot was willing to do with his daughters, we might could question his righteousness), so God got them out of Sodom before destroying it. From this story we learn a couple things. One, God can be argued with, and we might be able to change God’s mind now and then; and two, God does not destroy the innocent in natural disasters as collateral damage while punishing the guilty. We’re better off believing that natural disasters fall on the just and the unjust, and looking for the helpers.

  • Sharla Hulsey

    All the fairies I’ve ever seen have been barefoot.

  • Madame


    If God doesn’t destroy the innocent in natural disasters, did he save all the children in Sodom and Gomorrah? and did he save all the animals and children from the flood? Why did he order the killing of whole nations, including their livestock (canaanites)?

    I don’t think we “might” question Lot’s righteousness, we SHOULD. Lot doesn’t come across as a very nice guy.

  • Sharla Hulsey

    We do have to deal with Lot in his own cultural context. They had an absolutely ironclad expectation that guests under one’s roof would be protected at all costs. We today (rightly) find Lot’s attempt to sacrifice his daughters to protect his guests horrifying. But it probably looked different to the original hearers of the story, unfortunately.

    Since I don’t think the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is literally true, God didn’t literally kill any children there. Again, I suspect the original tellers and hearers of the story didn’t have the understanding of children as “innocent” that we (again, rightly, I think) have today. And I suspect that a great deal of the genocide in the Hebrew Scriptures was perpetrated by human beings who were not truly commanded by God to do it, just like that idiot in Topeka and his so-called “church” are not doing what they do by God’s command.

  • aim2misbehave

    True. If it was all metrosexual skinny jeans and “little fairy shoes” I’d expect the retribution to take the form of every Urban Outfitters store in the state spontaneously combusting. And the only problem with women’s pantsuits is that nobody puts REAL pockets in them! GRRRR!

  • Trollface McGee

    There’s a Black Sabbath song by that name 🙂

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Asked my college aged daughter about hipster metros in tight jeans and little fairy shoes. She thinks it’s those Tom’s Shoes slip on moccasins being referred to.