Man who claims God punishes gays with floods has his home destroyed in flood of ‘biblical proportions’
Family Research Council President and former Louisiana state legislator Tony Perkins had to escape his flooded Baton Rouge home via canoe, the Christian Post reported on Wednesday, citing his recent comments on his radio program, “Washington Watch.”
“[I have seen] nothing like this, and I have been involved in disaster relief, especially here in Louisiana, working and coordinating relief efforts through several hurricanes,” the Christian Post quoted Mr. Perkins as saying. “This is unlike anything we have seen before.”
“In fact, we had to escape from our home Saturday by canoe,” said Mr. Perkins, who also described the deluge as being of “near biblical proportions.”
“We had about 10 feet of water at the end of our driveway. Our house flooded. A few of our cars flooded.”
Mr. Perkins said some 80 percent of his fellow congregants at his Baptist church have been impacted by the widespread flooding, the Christian Post reported. “There is hardly a place you could turn where someone has not been affected by this.”
In a 2015 interview, he agreed with extremist Messianic Jewish pastor Jonathan Cahn that Hurricane Joaquin was a "sign of God's wrath" over the legalization of gay marriage and abortion, saying: "God is trying to send us a message."
Was God trying to "send" Tony Perkins a message this week? Or was He trying to "send" Ted Cruz a message, who appointed Perkins to his failed presidential campaign's "advisory council for religious liberty?"
Or was He trying to "send" the Republican National Committee a message? After all, they allowed Perkins to play a decisive role in crafting the Republican Party platform last month, including a fun little provision that advocated for sending LGBT people to gay conversion therapy—a thoroughly debunked and possibly destructive method of "treatment."
Or is Perkins just a normal person, like LGBT people, who now has to overcome adversity?