By Beverly Gates
The East Coast is currently being wracked by Hurricane Matthew, but televangelist Pat Robertson has found familiar scapegoats — President Barack Obama and gays. Scientists say the storm is an example of extreme weather caused by climate change, but Robertson says the cause is more spiritual.
“The storms are an example of what happens when America turns her back on God,” said Robertson during an appearance on “The 700 Club. “The fact that we have a president who follows a satanic religion and are allowing gay marriage will only attract God’s displeasure.”
The last jab was a reference to the false claim that Obama is a Muslim. (He is a practicing Christian.)
However, Robertson wasn’t the only Christian who claimed the storm was holy retribution.
According to Right Wing Watch, Andrew Bieszad, a contributor to Shoebat.com, said Hurricane Matthew was punishment for tolerating gay people.
“I found that both Orlando and Savannah are having massive sodomite pride parades this month, especially in Orlando, which is sponsoring this very weekend as the hurricane is about to hit a massive ‘coming out’ parade sponsored no less than with the major support of the city itself and major corporate backers … How interesting it is that Matthew is set to smash Orlando and Savannah during their sodomite parades!” said Bieszad.