Even with the overwhelming evidence that supports climate as a factor in the devastating storm and subsequent flooding, a handful of evangelical Christian leaders have suggested that gay people are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
Minister Kevin Swanson, said Houstson had sinned by having a “very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor.”
“Jesus sends the message home, unless Americans repent, unless Houston repents, unless New Orleans repents, they will all likewise perish,” he told his radio show. “That is the message that the Lord Jesus Christ is sending home right now to America.”
This is coming after Christian radio personality Rick Wiles linked Houston’s progressive attitudes with the storm.
“Here’s a city that has boasted of its LGBT devotion, its affinity for the s*xual perversion movement in America. They’re underwater,” he said.
Sharing her thought on the debate, Ann Coulter, a media pundit and climate change sceptic, tweeted;
“I don’t believe Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than ‘climate change’,” she wrote on Twitter.
However, Annise Parker, a former mayor of Houston and one of the first across the US to hold a position of power and be openly gay replied to Coulter’s tweet by tweeting:
“Darn it, I thought no one knew I had a super power over weather,” she wrote.