This is just in from CBN. Rev. Pat Robertson has described the drought-ending rains on the West Coast as “a blessing from God” because people there voted overwhelming against Donald Trump.
Robertson described Trump as a hate-filled racist and a misogynistic serial philanderer whose life is focused solely on the pursuit of money.*
“After all,” Rev. Robertson told his television audience, “the only sin that Jesus called an abomination — I’m referring of course to Luke 16 — was the love of money. And we all know that Donald Trump has never read the Bible and that the only thing he worships is money. The heavy storms that have moved in out there after seven years of drought are clearly a blessing from God on the people of California and the other states because they soundly rejected a man so riven with sin that he may well be the anti-Christ.”
Robertson is well-known for claiming that God has punished sinful behavior by visiting disasters on groups of people or geographical areas.
In 1998, Robertson warned the people of Orlando that God would destroy their city with a hurricane if officials there flew rainbow flags in conjunction a gay event at Disney World. Instead, God directed Hurricane Bonnie to hit Virginia Beach, where Robertson’s multi-million dollar Christian empire is headquartered, in August that year.
In 2001, Robertson and the late Rev. Jerry Falwell proclaimed that the Sept. 11 terror attacks were God’s vengeance against pagans, abortionists, feminists, gay people and the ACLU. And in 2010, Robertson said the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti was God’s punishment for the island nation’s “pact with the devil.”
While he frequently decries God’s punishments on groups of people, Robertson’s ascribing the end of the drought to western voters’ rejection of Trump is one of the few times he has described a weather phenomenon as a reward from God for good behavior.
* At least, he should have said that.