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Catholic Group Blames Midwest Tornadoes On Illinois Marriage Equality

tornado-11For most people, natural disasters are a time to aid the victims and reflect on the fragility of life. For the religious right, it’s an opportunity to play Blame The Gays. The latest example comes from American Needs Fatima, a project of the conservative Catholic group American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property. In a blog post, the group’s executive director, Robert Ritchie, muses on whether God sent a bunch of tornadoes tearing tearing through Illinois to show that he’s an unhappy camper when it comes to gay marriage.

Do you think the massive Illinois tornadoes are linked to the passing of the same sex “marriage” bill?

The massive tornadoes that hit Illinois after the passing of the same sex “marriage” bill, has stimulated many people to reflection.

In it, some see God’s chastisement; others see it as yet one more merciful warning from Providence; others yet deny both options and give various reasons.

Still others, of course, think that it’s sickening to try to make political hay out of the suffering of others.

However, it’s nice to know that some Catholics are ecumenical enough to emulate the emperor of lunacy, Pat Robertson, who has made a career out of blaming the LGBT community for natural disasters. Someone has to become the weatherman for the wingnuts after Pat finally retires, and Ritchie just made an worthy audition.