These days, one of the sure things when a disaster strikes is that religious right leaders will open their mouths, stick in their feet, and jam them in deep. Hurricane Harvey was no exception.
By Darrell Lucus | Liberal America/Church and State
On Monday, for instance, forced-birth activist Abby Johnson danced a jig when the back end of Harvey downed a tree in Austin, forcing a nearby abortion clinic to close. Never mind that people living in nearby houses couldn’t get out. All that mattered was that an abortion clinic had been shut down.
In the last two days, we’ve seen a more typical response from fundies to natural disasters–they happened because abortion and gay rights enraged the Almighty. This is a similar line to what they took in May 2015, when they were quick to blame “witchcraft and sodomy” for a devastating flood.
On Tuesday, Rick Wiles mused that Houston’s gay-friendly atmosphere caused God to open the floodgates. People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch got a clip.