A US pastor with a history of making inflammatory and offensive anti-LGBT+ comments has blamed the wildfires in California on gay people.
Kevin Swanson has decided to shun science and evidence-based hypothesis linking wildfires to climate change, and insists that instead the raging fires are God’s punishment for the state’s pro-LGBT+ stance.
He makes these claims in the year 2018.
Speaking on his Generations radio show, the Colorado preacher incorrectly attributed the first gay pride march to have occurred in San Francisco in 1970 (it happened in New York).
He then went on, citing California’s first ‘homosexual mayor’ in 1982 Laguna Beach.
In 2005, California state legislators became the first in the nation to pass the same-sex marriage law…In 2008, the California Supreme Court then struck down Prop 22 in regard to marriage cases, and Prop 8 was also struck down later on that year, I believe.
…In 2017 the California state schools implemented the homosexual indoctrination programme…and that was the kickoff for the biggest fires California has ever seen in its history, last year. And those fires continue in 2018.
So God is burning down California in 2017 and 2018 after about 25 years of leading the pack to legitimise the sin of homosexuality in that state.
There are scientists, climate change experts and professors who disagree, citing historical trends in terms of increasing temperatures and global warming as reasons for the fires.
California currently has its first lesbian Senate president, Toni Atkins, and one of the first things she did was write a bill legally recognising non-binary people on official documents.
Swanson has a habit of making sensationalist claims, including once arguing that Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg and Charles Darwin were "under the control of the evil one". The evil one, of course, referring to The Devil.
Aristotle was also reportedly under the sway of said devil. Obviously.