I called this last week.
Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:
Extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson is joining other radical Religious Right activists in declaring that Hurricane Harvey is God’s judgment on Houston and other cities that refuse to repent for their embrace of “sexual perversion.” “Jesus sends the message home, unless Americans repent, unless Houston repents, unless New Orleans repents, they will all likewise perish,” Swanson said on his radio program today. “That is the message that the Lord Jesus Christ is sending home right now to America.”
Swanson said that it is no coincidence that Houston was hit by this storm because “it was persecuting pastors and churches” and recently had “a very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor.” On top of that, he said, the Texas legislature recently failed to pass a bill “that would have prevented cross-dressing men from using the women’s restrooms” because “they wanted to encourage the abomination of men attempting to dress like women and women attempting to dress like men.”
Swanson goes to claim that Harvey is now on its way to destroy New Orleans because Southern Decadence starts tomorrow.
PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Swanson earned national headlines in 2015 by calling for the execution of homosexuals shortly before introducing Ted Cruz to speak. A Cruz spokesman later expressed regret for the appearance, but only after weeks of furor from the media. More recently, Swanson declared that the Pulse massacre victims got what they deserved because “God gives up on sinners.” In May, Swanson warned that the goal of public schools is to turn children into “transgender communists.” Two weeks ago Swanson declared that pro-LGBT public schools should all be “burned to the ground.”