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Did lesbians cause Hurricanes Irma and Harvey? God knows.

Dana Milbank on

Michael Brown, a member of Trump's evangelical advisory board, cautioned that "we must be very careful before we make divine pronouncements about hurricanes and other natural disasters," and he said Houston was "one of the few cities that has stood bravely against the rising tide of LGBT activism. Why would God single out Houston for judgment?"

Unless -- heaven forbid -- God supports the rising tide of LGBT activism?

It's specious and irresponsible, of course, to claim that God is directing weather patterns to make political statements. But let's do it anyway. Using the theological reasoning of Bakker, Robertson, et alia, it seems reasonable to conclude that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are God's punishment for:

President Trump.

The GOP Congress.

Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for "dreamers" (further evidence: Hurricane Jose).

Pardoning Joe Arpaio.

Firing James B. Comey.

Jeff Sessions threatening to prosecute reporters.

Anthony Scaramucci.


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