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Westboro Baptist Says God Sent Hurricane For One Reason

While most people, especially church-going people, are praying for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, one is reveling in the destruction. The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has been holding demonstrations in different states, celebrating God's wrath upon Texas. WBC members say that the people in the hurricane's path were targeted by God because of their unfaithfulness to God.

The WBC doesn't have a lot of fans. They've sparked outrage in the past by picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers, officers and celebrities. They hold up signs that draw outrage, such as their popular slogan, "Thank God for Dead Soldiers."

The WBC believes that all these deaths are punishments for America because the country has by and large accepted homosexuality. They celebrate death and disaster because they believe these things to be the result of God's righteous judgement against those who were harmed.

Much of the controversial opinion stems from Houston's former mayor, Annise Parker, who is openly a lesbian. Parker is married to a woman, and the couple have three children.

"#HurricaneHarvery Proud sin had the impact! God promised that he would repay U to your face 4 your hatred of His commandments! #Time2Repent?" the WBC tweeted.

"If you want the smiting rod of God off your back, make peace with Him!" they recommended to those in the storm's path.

Starting with their official Twitter account, the WBC began reveling in the disaster by sharing videos of the deadly storm along with Bible quotes. "Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth 4th w/fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall w/pain upon the head of the wicked," is one quote they added, with the hashtag #HurricaineHarvey.

Since then, they've also started having demonstrations in different states to shout about God's hatred of homosexuals, Donald Trump, and the sinful USA. "God Sent Harvey" reads one of their more controversial new signs.

They have been condemning anyone who calls for prayers for Harvey's victims because, as they see it, those call for prayers are against God's plans. When actor Mark Wahlberg tweeted for prayers, the WBC responded, "Stop throwing God's blessings around like candy, @mark_wahlberg! God sent #HurricaneHarvy to those rebellious people."

The church also criticized the Red Cross for fundraising and rescue efforts. "Oh, @RedCross! If EVERYone gave EVERYthing they had for #DayOfGiving & #Harvey, it won't replace obeying God! #GodSentHarvey."

The WBC aren't entirely alone in their thinking. Political pundit and author Ann Coulter tweeted, "I don't believe Hurricane Harvey is God's punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than 'climate change'."

It’s not only conservatives who have been happy about the destruction of the hurricane, either. There have been liberals who feel that Texas, with its high conservative, white, Christian population, deserved the destruction as comeuppance for voting for Trump and opposing left-wing policies.

“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them,” tweeted Tampa professor, Kenneth Storey.

Storey got a lot of backlash for his tweet, which he quickly removed and for which he apologized. He ended up getting fired from his position.

Source: Inquisitr
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