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What is it with the far-right and rainwater?!

by Jeremy Hooper

200904101527In the same week that we've all been exposed to NOM's ridiculous storm ad, an Iowa pastor, Eric Schumacher, is now turning to nature to make his own frighteningly over-the-top points.

This from Baptist Press:

The Flood of 2008 is arguably the most destructive disaster that the state of Iowa has seen -- at least, that is, until last Friday.

On April 3, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state law limiting marriage to one man and one woman violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution. Licenses will be issued to homosexual couples April 27.

It is not hyperbole to say that this ruling has the potential to be the worst disaster to strike the state of Iowa.

Flood waters destroy houses, ruin offices buildings and displace families. Yet, recovery happens. Houses are rebuilt. Businesses relocate. Families eventually find housing.

Legalized "homosexual marriage," on the other hand, does far more pervasive and irrecoverable damage.
'Gay marriage' in Iowa more damaging than a 500-year flood [BP News]
(*Flood photo credit: IA Farm Bureau Association)

Just call it the "Noah on marriage equality" campaign. Unless, of course, you were among those affected by the 7 billion dollars of damage or the one loss of life, in which case feel free to refer to Pastor Schumacher's idea with the more apt phrase: "HOW DARE YOU COMPARE CIVIL EQUALITY TO THIS ASTOUNDINGLY AWFUL NATURAL DISASTER!?!?!!"

It's unclear how our unions rank in terms of volcanoes. Though somehow we imagine Mr. Schumacher would much rather see another Mount St. Helens than see even one bride mount Helen.

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Hmm. Interesting. I would say that the wildfires consuming Oklahoma are pretty awful but then I remembered Sally Kern, which I think everyone can agree, is FAR more damaging to the people of the Boomer State. Additionally it really makes me wonder if Oklahoma isn't being punished by God for Sally's hate, bigotry and fear-mongering. Just sayin'.

Posted by: ZnSD | Apr 10, 2009 3:49:00 PM

And the sheer hypocrisy of the rest of his conveniently constructed sermon is egregious! He rightfully admonishes those in his own churches of turning a blind eye to the hypocrisy of divorce and remarriage, but for same sex marriage he he wants a constitutional amendment - but for divorce he just wants "loving rebuke". How much more duplicitous and self-serving could anyone possibly be!

The minute that those lying liars suggest that they want constitutional amendments to outlaw divorce, is when they will be able to offer ANY credence on the matter of same-sex marriage. And, they will NEVER do that, because their revenue streams would dry up the very next day.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Apr 10, 2009 7:22:30 PM

So, uh, I'm in Iowa, and houses actually aren't rebuilt. It's still dead here as of last month, whole neighborhoods gone in places like Cedar Rapids. This is almost as insulting to Iowans as to us gays.


Posted by: lazy_overlord | Apr 11, 2009 1:48:36 AM

"This is almost as insulting to Iowans as to us gays."

Agreed. If not MORE insulting.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Apr 11, 2009 9:19:22 AM

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