By Rondell Pettus
As Houston struggles to recover from Hurricane Harvey, America’s lunatic fringe is already looking for scapegoats to blame the tragedy on.
According to Newsweek, some right-wingers place the blame on gay people.
“Here’s a city that has boasted of its LGBT devotion, its affinity for the sexual perversion movement in America. They’re underwater.” said Pastor Rick Wiles, according to Right Wing Watch.
But conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has an even wilder reason. He said former President Barack Obama used an alien weather weapon to target Houston.
“Obama and his allies, the shape-shifting reptilians, did it to make Trump look bad,” said Jones. “They would like nothing better than to embarrass Trump in the first year of his administration.”
However, climate scientists say that rising sea levels, caused by global warming, will lead to more severe storms. Other media sources also point out that Harvey was exacerbated by Houston’s anti-regulation attitude which allowed neighborhoods to built in flood plains and next to chemical plants.