For those of you living under a dry, clean rock, there has been a detrimental flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It’s always tough reading about a piece of your country suffering while you sit there 2,000 miles away with $26 dollars in your checking account wondering what the hell you’re supposed to do, but here I am again.
However in this particular tragedy, a lot of eyes are pointing to one man who ironically may have deserved everything that happened to him. His name is Tony Perkins and he is the president of the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as an anti-gay extremist hate group. Just last year, Perkins backed the statement on his radio show that natural disasters are God’s wrath against abortion and the legalization of same-sex marriage. And now this week Perkins was escaping his home via canoe during the flooding of Baton Rouge.
So ironic it hurts to laugh.
HP: Record floods have been blamed for at least 13 deaths and damage to about 40,000 homes. Authorities have only begun assessing the devastation.
Rains that started last Thursday have dumped more than 2-1/2 feet (0.76 meters) of water on parts of Louisiana.
The American Red Cross has called the flooding the worst disaster in the United States since Super Storm Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast in 2012.
Tony has claimed normalizing LGBT would make humans become extinct and that homosexuals are all alcoholics and adulterers while condemning pride month, oh and he claimed that LGBT teens resort to extreme measures such as suicide attempts because they battle with the internal understanding that homosexuality is, in fact, “abnormal.” Oh and in a 2014 “Washington Watch” broadcast, he compared a Colorado court’s anti-gay discrimination ruling to the Holocaust….But those are just minor details, right? I’m sure Tony is sort of a good guy and nobody deserves to have their home swept away in a massive flood. Except Tony, maybe Tony deserved it.
But let’s think for a second…IF, and I mean IF Tony’s theory is correct, if God is wreathing wreckage upon homosexuals, then the people of Provincetown need to take note because there are about 30,000 gay people in Baton Rouge without homes right now and they could definitely use a little escape to the cape.
Or we could just chill with the homophobic theories. Just a thought.
Shoutout to the good souls of the world like Taylor Swift who dropped $1 million for relief funds. Unfortunately cleanup is going to cost an estimated $30 million.