You just can’t win in the eyes of right-wing conservatives if you’re an “evil sodomite.”
The latest disaster the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is being blamed for is Hurricane Matthew, which has already hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic is gearing up to pound Florida and the Carolinas over the coming days.
Right Wing Watch reports that Andrew Bieszad, a contributor for Shoebat.com, recently wrote that Orlando and Savannah may be responsible for the massive storm and the damage that the cities will soon incur, as they both planned Pride parades this month. Bieszad cites the Biblical Old Testament tales of God punishing the Hebrews with natural disasters to back up his claims. He wrote:
“Now we know that Florida is an area that is infected with sin, especially cities such as Miami and Orlando, which are veritable dens of sodomy.
But instead of looking at mere particularities, I thought I would ask a broader question- Is there any “homosexual” activities going on this month in either the Orlando or Savannah areas? Sure enough, I found that both Orlando and Savannah are having massive sodomite pride parades this month, especially in Orlando, which is sponsoring this very weekend as the hurricane is about to hit a massive “coming out” parade sponsored no less than with the major support of the city itself and major corporate backers.”
Jinkies! He’s figured it out!
This isn’t the first time that queers have been blamed for natural disasters and we doubt it will be the last. In 2012, a preacher blamed gays, Obama and Romney for Hurricane Sandy, while a gay marriage law received the blame for a tornado in Illinois in 2013.
Maybe one day queers will stop having to take the blame from conservatives for the horrors of the world ― but it seems that day is not today