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08/04/2008

Conservative writer: Gay honeymoons rock everyone's world

by Jeremy Hooper

We were wondering which gay-unfriendly evangelical would be the first to blame the recent California earthquake on same-sex marriage. Over at Renew America, writer Tom Kovach puts an end to our speculation:

Nor-Cal quakes -- connect the dots [Renew America]
"Exactly seven weeks (another very Biblical waiting period) after the pro-homo court decision, significant earthquakes struck across California." ... "My suggestion remains that believing Christians and Jews should get out of the "earthquake crescent" area. (God gave warning before He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, but nobody listened then, either.)"

A perturbed Mother Nature is said to be mulling an artistic plagiarism lawsuit.

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That's a little peculiar. Massachusetts has had legal gay nuptials for, what, two years now? No earthquakes, no floods, nothing?

And wasn't this earthquake kind mild? Dishes rattling but nothing significant destroyed? Seems a lame "sign" or "result" considering we know how bad a quake can be in CA.

Saying _____ caused an earthquake in California is like saying _____ caused dampness in Atlantis.

One could just as easily say Prop 8 is to blame for the earthquake.

Posted by: Jason D | Aug 4, 2008 9:49:55 AM

I agree with him "any Christian's that actually believes" in what he is saying should leave. It will help come November when Proposition 8, the one that would ban same gender marriage, is on the ballot.

No on 8!

Posted by: Jeff Chang | Aug 4, 2008 10:37:15 AM

Anything gay happen in SF in 1908 that was newsworth?
Anything gay happen in SF in 1989 that was newsworthy?
Anything gay happen in LA in 1994 that was newsworth?

According to the fundies, God also sent floods to destroy the earth. Hmm, wasn't much of the Midwest and parts of the South, the home of most of the nation's Bible-thumpers under water a few weeks ago?

Perhaps some of the mo's in those states were watching Noah's Arc on Logo and God got confused. Or maybe God was looking at US State Abbreviations and saw MO and decided to flood parts of Missouri!

Finally - the mind of God explained! Praise the Lord!

Posted by: stojef | Aug 4, 2008 11:41:43 AM

Wait . . . is ol' Tom comparing himself to GOD? Because it seems to me that Tom's the one giving the warning this time. . .

Blasphemer!! lmao

Posted by: Jamie | Aug 4, 2008 11:58:23 AM

It's funny how Christians use God destroying Sodom against gays, when actually the sin of Sodom was, according to The Bible, this:
This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did abominable things before me; therefore I removed them when I saw it.

Ezekiel 16:46-50
This sounds more like Christians than any gay people I know.

Posted by: Yvonne | Aug 4, 2008 12:36:28 PM

Jason D-- It's been 4 years, going on 5, that we've had marriage equality here in the Bay State.

And in that time,
The Red Sox won the World Series -- TWICE; hadn't won since 1918.
The Patriots won the Super Bowl (and had a pretty good 2007 season).
The Celtics won the NBA Championship (first since 1986).

See what marriage equality does? Causes winning sports teams. Not earthquakes.

Posted by: tjc | Aug 4, 2008 2:45:14 PM

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