A home owned by the head of a “family” group that has claimed that the LGBT community could bring about human extinction has been nearly destroyed in a deluge.
In 2015, the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins interviewed extreme Messianic Jewish pastor Jonathan Cahn, who suggested that Hurricane Joaquin, which devastated Hawaii, was a “sign of God’s wrath” against abortion and the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage. Perkins concurred, saying that while “those on the left like to taunt these things, ” American leaders have historically viewed hurricanes as signs that “God is trying to send us a message.”
A year later, however, it’s a much different tale. On Tuesday, Perkins said he and his family had to escape their Louisiana home in a canoe over the weekend because of the state’s devastating and record-breaking floods.
“This is a flood of, I would have to say, near-biblical proportions, ” Perkins told listeners on his “Washington Watch” radio indicate, as heard in the audio snippet below. “This is unlike anything we’ve seen before … It’s a matter of picking up the pieces.”
He and his family will now in a trailer for six months while their home is under repair, he said.
This time around, Perkins didn’t tie the recent flooding to divine intervention, though. Instead, he said that the floods had been sent as an “incredible, encouraging spiritual exert to take you to the next level in your walk with an almighty and gracious God who does all things well.”
Perkins shared images of his partially-submerged home on Facebook that same day.
Perkins is no stranger to making controversial remarks about the LGBT community. He has now been said that LGBT teens resort to extreme measures such as suicide tries because they battle with the internal understanding that homosexuality is, in fact, “abnormal.” In a 2014 “Washington Watch” broadcast, he compared a Colorado court’s anti-gay discrimination ruling to the Holocaust.
Natural tragedies don’t discriminate based on sexual orientation or religious beliefs, and no one deserves the type of tragedy Perkins once attributed to God’s dissatisfaction. We hope the working day he feels the same.
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