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Religious "leaders" blaming Hurricane Sandy on the LGBT community

Posted by David Zimmerman  November 1, 2012 12:08 PM

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Earlier this week chaplain John McTernon claimed on his website that Hurricane Sandy was the result of God punishing America for its pro-gay agenda. From McTernon's website:

God is systematically destroying America. Just look at what has happened this year. There was an incredible heat wave and drought that destroyed massive amounts of the crops. This drought has not let up and now covers about 65 percent of the country. The drought triggered record forest fires in the West. The East was not affected by the drought, but now the most powerful hurricane on record is heading directly towards Philadelphia and New York City. It could do catastrophic damage to the entire Northeast! If you add the area of the drought and now the hurricane together, it would be about 80 percent of the country! As I said, the Holy God of Israel is systematically destroying America right before our eyes. Just last August, Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans seven years later, on the exact day of Hurricane Katrina. Both hit during the week of the homosexual event called Southern Decadence in New Orleans!

McTernon went on to sate (in response to a comment posted to the article) that

It is not the homosexual community that is the cause, it is the government of the United States making homosexuality an ordinance which is the cause of the judgment. If you commit the act of homosexuality that is between you and God. When a nation promote homosexual "marriage" then it faces God's judgment.

Not to be undone, just yesterday, as reported on, Rabbi Noson Leiter of Torah Jews for Decency, stated on the radio program Crosstalk that "the Great Flood in the time of Noah was triggered by the recognition of same-gender marriages." He went on to say "The Lord will not bring another flood to destroy the entire world but He could punish particular areas with a flood, and if we look at the same-gender marriage recognition movement that's occurring, that certainly is a message for us to learn. We have to learn that the Lord does watch what we do and if we don't shape up He will deliver divine justice."

According to their website,

The Crosstalk Radio Talk Show is heard each weekday on over 90 radio outlets across America and worldwide on the Internet. Crosstalk covers the issues that affect our world, our nation, our families and the Christian church from a perspective centered in the Word of God. Whether we discuss the economy, the political scene, the continuing moral collapse of our nation, legislation that affects the family, or the state of evangelicalism, our authority is found in the unchanging standard of the Holy Scriptures. Veteran co-hosts Dr. Vic Eliason and Jim Schneider have worked as a team for over 20 years to bring solid information to the body of Christ.

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