"A scourge by god to wipe the world free of homosexuality..."
Yeah, sure... In much the same way as the Black Plague/Bubonic Plague of Europe turned out to be a scourge by someone or something, intended to break the hold of Christianity upon Europe and much of the known world...
The waves of Bubonic Plague that swept much of Europe and the known world, broke the faith of the 'common' people in the power of the Catholic Church and "god", and was a major factor in the ushering in of the Renaissance and the "Age[s] of Reason" that followed it.
Contrary to popular belief, the Bubonic Plague swept over much more than just Europe, and for a much longer period than the much ballyhooed 1400's breakout... The Plague was present from Mongolia throughout Russia and other areas, including the Mediterranean and surrounding areas which also suffered severely from the plague, from approx. 500 A.D. onwards until the 1400's - 1500's.
The reign of the Byzantine Roman emperor Justinian with his famously beautiful, ruthless queen Theodoria, was greatly troubled by a vicious outbreak of the Plague in the early 500's A.D.
I love the delicious irony in the presence of the Plague and its influence in eroding the power of the Church and the bible 'god'...