Noah’s Flood, 9/11, Autism & More: All The Things Gay People Have Been Blamed For

Another day, another incensed right-wing nut blaming gay people for a natural disaster. Only this time, it’s a natural disaster that never even happened.

World Congress of Families spokesman Don Feder (pictured) is livid over the fact that the movie Noah focused on climate change rather than how the mythical global flood was divine punishment for homosexuality.

“Try to imagine Hollywood making a movie that inveighs against sexual immorality, when the entertainment industry goes Lady Gaga over gayness and presents cohabitation, adultery and abortion as lifestyle choices,” Feder recently said.

Of course, there’s absolutely no scientific evidence — zero, zilch — to support the global flood ever happened. But science has never been anything fundamentalists like Feder have been too concerned with.

Scroll down for more things gay people have been blamed for over the years.

Tornadoes, Autism, and Dementia

Earlier this year Susanne Atanus, the GOP nominee for the Illinois 9th, said that God’s been using tornados, autism, and dementia to punish man for gay marriage.

“Everybody knows that God controls weather,” she told the Windy City Times. “God is super angry. Gay marriage is not appropriate, and it doesn’t look right, and it breeds AIDS.”

“I believe that maybe there should be an amendment to get that out of the Constitution because God will never go away,” she added.

The Mass Avian Suicides of 2011

In January 2011, thousands of birds began mysteriously falling dead from the sky in Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, and California. Nobody knew why it was happening. Except for Antigay activist Cindy Jacobs of Generals International. Her theory: Gay soldiers in the U.S. military who were now serving openly thanks to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Jacobs warned that when a nation goes against God’s principles, “nature itself will begin to talk to us — for instance, violent storms, flooding … the blackbirds [that] fell to the ground in Beebe, Arkansas.”

“[C]ould there be a connection between this and now that we’ve had the repeal of the don’t ask, don’t tell, where people now legally in the United States have broken restraints with the Scripture because the Scripture says in Romans 1 that homosexuality is not allowed?” Jacobs asked.

The Economic Collapse of 2008

In 2012, failed Presidential candidate Rick Santorum blamed the implosion of the financial sector in 2008 on the moral breakdown caused by Americans’ evolving views on gay marriage.

“Letting the family break down and in fact encouraging it and inciting more breakdown through this whole redefinition of marriage debate, and not supporting strong nuclear families and not supporting and standing up for the dignity of human life,” Santorum told American Family Radio during the 2012 Republican primaries. “Those lead to a society that’s broken.”

He added: “If you look at the root cause of the economic problems that we’re dealing with on Wall Street and Main Street I might add, from 2008, they were huge moral failings.”

The Ukraine Crisis

Scott Lively, the right-wing minister best known for helping to craft Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, said gay people were the cause of the crisis in Ukraine that began earlier this year.

In a column published by WorldNetDaily, Lively wrote:

“The greatest point of conflict between the U.S. and Russia is the question of homosexuality. (I believe even the conflict in Ukraine is being driven to a large extent by this issue, at least on the part of the Obama State Department and the homosexualist leaders of the EU.)”

He continued: “America has largely turned her back on God, reorganized her government and culture on a statist model and is plummeting in a death spiral of moral and ethical degeneracy,” while “Russia has begun embracing Christian values regarding family issues, albeit imperfectly, in stark contrast to its aggressively godless Soviet past.”

Hurricane Sandy

In 2012, John McTernan claimed Hurricane Sandy was a result of President Obama’s backing of marriage equality.

“God is systematically destroying America,” McTernan said at the time. “Just look at what has happened this year.”

“Obama is 100 percent behind the Muslim Brotherhood which has vowed to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem,” he added. Then he called Obama “pro-homosexual” and a secret supporter of the “homosexual agenda.”

“America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!” McTernan warned.

Pedophiles in the Catholic Church

The Catholic League ran an ad in 2012 in the New York Times criticizing the paper for its coverage of the sexual abuses happening within the church. The ad claimed that priests weren’t to blame for molesting children, homosexuals were.

The ad read, in part: “The Times continues to editorialize about the ‘pedophilia crisis,’ when all along it’s been a homosexual crisis. Eighty percent of the victims of priestly sexual abuse are male and most of them are post-pubescent. While homosexuality does not cause predatory behavior, and most gay priests are not molesters, most of the molesters have been gay.”

Courtney Love

Last summer, rocker/hot mess Courtney Love told Vanity Fair that gay people were responsible for keeping her career afloat all these years. While speaking about her latest tour, she said:

“Well, it’s a little tour and it was really fun, but there’s no new single upending it. We came together as a band, but not everything sold out. It was a lot of gay guys and a lot of girls. Some women. I think the one straight man [in the audience] was a woman’s husband… I couldn’t quite tell. Without a single and without marketing, I’m not drawing on hetero males as a core audience. But thank God for the gays! My homos — they stick by me through thick and thin.”


Just days after the September 11 terrorist attacks, Jerry Falwell said gays played a hand in the attacks, telling 700 Club audiences: “I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularized America. I point the finger in their face and say, ‘you helped this happen.'”

White House spokesperson Ken Lisaius responded by saying: “The president believes that terrorists are responsible for these acts. He does not share those views, and believes that those remarks are inappropriate.”

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