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Bigot made homeless by flood of ‘near biblical proportions’

Bigot made homeless by flood of ‘near biblical proportions’

Whenever natural disasters occur, Christians such as Tony Perkins, above, who heads a hate group called the Family Research Council, tend to lay the blame on sin in general – and abortion and homosexuality in particular.

But Perkins, who was forced to flee his Louisiana home this week when it was hit by a flood of “near biblical proportions”, this time chose not to blame the gays, saying instead that those affected by the deluge should see it as an opportunity for Christians to celebrate the fact God considers them “worthy of suffering for His sake”. Louisiana should, in his words:

Use this as an incredible, encouraging spiritual exercise to take you to the next level in your walk with an almighty and gracious God who does all things well.

Perkins’ home was one of over 40,000 that bore the brunt of floods that hit Louisiana and Mississippi. More than 20,000 people needed to be evacuated.

According to Christian Post, the far-right Christian and his family had to flee their home in a canoe, which was towed by a motorised boat to a nearby church that was being used as a shelter. But the church was not prepared to accept Perkins and his litter – he has five children – and turned them away.

Perkins posted a message on his church’s Facebook page reminding the Christians of the power of prayer in moments like these.

I thought of Job and his response to the overwhelming loss that he faced when Satan sought to test his devotion to God. Job said, ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord’.

And in the last chapter (Job 42:10) we read ‘And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed, the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before’.

Perkins said he and his family have been forced to live off “God’s provisions” in his motor home that withstood the the flood.

17 responses to “Bigot made homeless by flood of ‘near biblical proportions’”

  1. David Anderson says:

    Scum will rise to the surface.

  2. Peterat says:

    Don’t want to read more into this than there is, and there’s not much, but maybe gawd’s telling him he’s gay and that he should stop being such a douche bag about it?
    Or maybe he’s a reincarnation of Noah, how many cubits long is that damned motor home?

  3. Paul says:

    No apologies but this made me laugh. What a lovely story that god flooded his home.
    However, I temper the laugh I had against him only, and do feel for the suffering that decent people are going through. And those who are too young to understand the idiocy of what he says, such as his children.
    How on earth does anyone think a beneficent omnipotent gad would cause such a flood to Make anyone ‘love him’ is beyond ridiculous.
    And it must be true that if the gays caused the flooding last time and all the ones before, god must be gay to have caused this one and made sure he suffered. Must be correct logic there – surely.

  4. Graham Martin-Royle says:

    ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there.

    I think my mother, were she still alive, might have something to say about that. 🙂

  5. L.Long says:

    Gawd sends floods etc to punish the evil! My house was destroyed by floods! WOW! Are you one hell of a sinner!!!
    Thanks for the confirmation!

  6. Broga says:

    To the truly devout what God does which seems bad is really good.
    Tough on the brood of kids. What a life they must have with this man as their father. Potential atheists, all of them. They just need to encounter as they grow up a glimmer of scepticism and rational thinking.

  7. Moregain says:

    I’ll wager he has insurance to help ease the “suffering for His sake.”

  8. AgentCormac says:

    ‘…an opportunity for Christians to celebrate the fact God considers them “worthy of suffering for His sake”.’
    FFS. What in the name of the sweet baby jesus does that mean?

  9. tonye says:

    It’s good to know his god has a particular interest in his wellbeing……..twat.

  10. RussellW says:

    So, according to Perkins, his God punishes people for their sins but he also tests people’s faith by inflicting misery on them. Christians can’t win either way.
    Conclusion–The Christians God is a really sadistic prick.

  11. John says:

    Moregain: it will be no good him claiming on his house insurance as his insurance company will claim it was an act of god – and how can he possibly dispute that?
    On the other side of the country, wild fires have caused around a further 40,000 people to flee their homes.
    Just what is the US doing that is so bad?
    Where to start………………..?

  12. Robster says:

    Seems to me the flood took his brain too. Hang on, was there one there to start with?

  13. 1859 says:

    ‘Use this as an incredible, encouraging spiritual exercise to take you to the next level in your walk with an almighty and gracious God who does all things well.’

    So I guess this guy must be mighty pleased he and his family lost everything – because he’s now on the ‘next level’ which is obviously ‘higher’ than the level before the waters rose? And had the floods not happened, I suppose he’d still be on a ‘lower’ level with the geese and chickens etc. Is this how it works? And what if his kids had drowned – he would have been on a spiritual journey so ‘high and great’ as to think he was sitting on god’s knees. What a load of dumb-arsed claptrap!

  14. 1859 says:

    But the fingers say it all – just like the finger-puppet man Trump: clean cut, odious, sleaze bags.

  15. nogbad666 says:

    “a flood of near biblical proportions” Hardly. The biblical flood was supposed to cover the whole earth, so over Everest at 29,000 ft. This was 10 ft, so a bit of an exaggeration there I think.

    From the BBC article about this yesterday (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37116661/us-pastor-who-believes-floods-are-gods-punishment-flees-flooded-home), he apparently agreed with someone that such events are “a sign God was angry about the legalisation of gay marriage and abortion”. Do they never stop to think that perhaps these events are in fact a sign that God is angry with bigoted arseholes like him who refuse to behave like decent human beings and accept people for who they are?

    And finally, also from the BBC article, “Our house flooded, a few of our cars flooded “. The God business clearly pays well.

  16. jay says:

    You can’t call this biblical proportions — these floods actually happened, unlike biblical ones

  17. John says:

    Arguably, the one mentioned in the bible may have happened too, though not on the scale described there.
    When the volcanic island of Santorini (considered to be mythical Atlantis) blew up, it set off a massive tsunami which ran across Crete and many other occupied islands in the Aegean Sea before striking the North African and South West Asian coastline.
    The “flood” is mentioned in the earlier Epic of Gilgamesh and the memory of it is recorded by the Ancient Greeks in the myth of Atlantis, well before the story was borrowed for inclusion in the largely fictional work variously known as the Torah or Old Testament.