Michael Crawford

Tolerance of Gays Caused California Wildfires

Filed By Michael Crawford | October 27, 2007 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media
Tags: conservative politics, Elton John, homophobic people, Religion

That's what some homo-hating right-wing nutcase is saying. Below is the email that Matt Trewhella sent to his flock:

Subject: The Righteous Judgment of GodDate: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 03:00:18 +0000

Dear Friends,

Last week I groaned when I read how Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law in California which foisted homosexuality upon the children of that state through the state school system. The bill was SB777 and it clearly redefines (perverts) what sexuality is, as well as promotes the legitmacy of homosexuality upon children starting from kindergarten on up. He signed the bill on Saturday, October 13th.

Seven days later on October 20th, wildfires broke out across California in several places.

The smoke can know be seen from satellite! The headline for MsNBC web site now read s 'WE CAN'T STOP IT.' Firefighters concede defeat as 1 Million flee Calif. blazes. Evacuees jam streets. The story then goes on to talk about 600 square miles up in flames and over 1300 buildings burnt to the ground. President Bush has declared a national emergency.

Do you think they will see it as a warning from the Lord for their calling evil good? Do you think they will be able to connect the dots? I won't be holding my breath.

Pastor Matt Trewhella

Elton John asks the appropriate question after reading that letter:

Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

As Alex points out here, Trewhella isn't the only fundie blaming the wildfires on sex.

A DailyKos diary has more.


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Y'know, I read stuff like this from fundies and it seems like a bad Saturday Night Live skit.

Funny how these people are often the same folks who distance themselves from Phred Phelps, where the only real difference in terms of credibility is that he's got more name recognition in the media than they do.

What i don't understand is; why give any of this any credibility. You know this is being for no other reason then to attack Gays.

This is so much silliness.

Take care
Susan Robins

This is so much silliness.

Agreed...as is this

Y'know, I read stuff like this from fundies and it seems like a bad Saturday Night Live skit.

I couldn't agree more.

Do we have a previous relationship with Trewhella? Just asking if this is just some dude and a church or if it's someone who's been a bit more involved.....

Glen Beck's televised wankery about the fires hurting liberals notwithstanding, the fires have hit people in Republican strongholds disproportionately.

Divine payback perhaps?