Monday, July 02, 2007

Floods caused by gay people !

More reactionary nonsense from the Church of England. Apparently :

The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops.

One diocesan bishop has even claimed that laws that have undermined marriage, including the introduction of pro-gay legislation, have provoked God to act by sending the storms that have left thousands of people homeless.

While those who have been affected by the storms are innocent victims, the bishops argue controversially that the flooding is a result of Western civilisation's decision to ignore biblical teaching.

The Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle (pictured), argued that the floods are not just a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also a judgment on society's moral decadence.

"This is a strong and definite judgment because the world has been arrogant in going its own way," he said. "We are reaping the consequences of our moral degradation, as well as the environmental damage that we have caused."


"We are in serious moral trouble because every type of lifestyle is now regarded as legitimate," he said.

"In the Bible, institutional power is referred to as 'the beast', which sets itself up to control people and their morals. Our government has been playing the role of God in saying that people are free to act as they want," he said, adding that the introduction of recent pro-gay laws highlighted its determination to undermine marriage.

"The sexual orientation regulations [which give greater rights to gays] are part of a general scene of permissiveness. We are in a situation where we are liable for God's judgment, which is intended to call us to repentance."

He expressed his sympathy for those who have been hit by the weather, but said that the problem with "environmental judgment is that it is indiscriminate".

A few thoughts come to mind, why does god choose to punish supposed 'innocent ' people? Why didn't he create some great flood in London during the Gay pride march on Saturday?

Does this mean Ruth Kelly will always have a little ray of sunshine above her head and her home will never be flooded ?

So was the tsunami a few years back caused by gay sex ?

Naughty naughty lesbian and gay people for thinking they can do what they like. Its all your fault and so any attacks on you is surely justified.

Somehow this attitude is not just nonsense but hardly caring. Aren't Christians meant to be full of compassion, not vengeful old men bothered by what others do in the bedroom?