By Piper Blackmun
Evangelical Christian Kirk Cameron has dismissed fears of super storms created by climate change. According to Cameron, a former actor, storms are punishment for disobeying God. His solutions: more prayer, and banning gay marriage and other liberal policies.
“These storms are God’s punishment for disobeying his laws,” said Cameron in a Facebook post. “We need to pray more and stop legalizing blasphemies like gay marriage and men dressing as women.”
Cameron recently posted a video where he seemed to admire God’s destructive power.
Cameron isn’t the only Evangelical who thinks prayer can stop natural disasters. According to Right Wing Watch, preacher Lance Wallnau claimed his prayers diverted the course of Hurricane Irma.
“I’m happy for what we were able to see happen with the hurricane in Florida,” he said. “I’m telling you, this hurricane went where the Everglades is instead of where Miami is. It’s like, boom, prayer moved it.”
Even though Wallnau claimed his prayers caused the hurricane to avoid parts of Florida, the state received extensive damage. AccuWeather puts the cost in the billions.
“We believe the damage estimate from Irma to be about $100 billion, among the costliest hurricanes of all time. This amounts to 0.5 of a percentage point of the GDP of $19 trillion,” said AccuWeather founder Dr. Joel N. Myers.