“Texas was in a long period of drought until Governor Perry signed the fetal pain bill. It rained that night. Now God has His hold on California.” – California GOP Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, speaking before an anti-abortion group. After her quote made national headlines, Grove followed up with some limp damage control:
“I believe – and most Americans believe – that God’s hand is in the affairs of man, and certainly was in the formation of this country. The Founders put God in the center of this nation by recognizing Him as a giver of our rights. Is this drought caused by God? Nobody knows. But biblical history shows a consequence to man’s actions; we do know for sure that California’s water shortage crisis has been compounded by liberal politicians’ poor decisions – not properly managing our water resources and refusing to build water storage for decades.”
Grove’s district includes much of Kern County and even local anti-abortion activists are embarrassed. Here’s how the head of Pro-Life Kern County reacted: “You can be proudly pro-life and not be a national joke. But comments like this make you a joke and undermine her position on
abortion.” The above-linked article notes that thunderstorms rolled across Grove’s district this week.