Religious Right Leaders Confused By Devastating Hurricane Since Obama Is Out Of Office
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the American east coast and millions are evacuating to safety, several Christian leaders are struggling to understand the normal weather patterns.
National Christian TV personality and sometimes crazy prophet Pat Robertson, who once claimed that he prayed away Hurricane Gloria at the last minute, can't seem to stop Florence. "I've been praying," says Robertson. "Trust me, I have. I've told you before that God judged Haiti with an earthquake because of their Satanism. Obviously He regularly uses fire to judge California because they are Liberals. He sent Hurricane Katrina to the wicked city of New Orleans. Atlanta is plagued with bad traffic because of their sins. But why God would send a hurricane judgment into the Bible belt... well, it is beyond me. I will try to convince Him to turn it away, though. Trust me."
TV evangelist and Trump supporter, Jim Bakker is at a loss. "I don't know. Usually God tells me everything. But why He would send an act of judgment on a nation that elected His own representative, Donald Trump... I have no idea. We know that God sent previous hurricanes because of the gays. But we are a Christian nation again since 2016, so it doesn't make sense that God would destroy a Christian nation. So I don't know. But I will keep trying to get an answer from Him for you," Bakker said on his daily show.
Franklin Graham is using the hurricane to rally support for more Godly politicians as the mid-term elections grow near. "I;m not willing to say that this hurricane is God's judgment yet. But perhaps it is God's alarm clock, waking us up to get out there and vote for Republicans so we can see Trump's... I mean God's agenda go forward in 2019."
On Robertson's 700 Club TV show a viewer asked about the words of Jesus that declare, "God causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous." (Matthew 5:45)
Robertson replied with a condescending chuckle, "Well... that was obviously written during an age of persecution. We are now in the age of Christian prosperity and the word of faith. God no longer allows His servants to be impacted by negative things. You have to remember, there was no America or Christian television when Jesus said that. Things have changed."