On Friday, right-wing activist and pseudo-historian David Barton delivered a series of presentations at Charis Bible College in Colorado, where he has established a “School of Practical Government” designed to train conservative Christian activists to take control of government in order to implement biblical public policies.
During his opening session, Barton told the students that bad weather, natural disasters and terrorist attacks in America are all rooted in our bad public policies and insufficient support for Israel.
“God looks at public policies and says, ‘That’s not good, I can’t bless that; that’s good, I can bless that,'” Barton declared. “So it’s by public policies, how they conform to His standards” that this nation receives either the blessings or curses of God.
Citing a passage from the Bible in which the prophet Elijah confronts Ahab and Jezebel, Barton said that even the weather is affected by bad public policies.
“If you want to do a study of weather in the Bible, you will see how often good weather is attached to righteousness, bad weather is attached to unrighteousness,” Barton said. “You find example after example in the Scriptures, whether it’s drought or flood or famine, whether it’s rain or hail or fire, there’s just all these examples of that. Now, do we believe that today? I don’t know, but it’s in the Bible … What if the weather is dependent on what we do? Maybe we do a really lousy job of handling the weather.”
Barton then asked the audience if they knew what “the 10 costliest events in U.S. insurance history, … three of the four largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history” and “the two largest terrorism events U.S. history” all had in common.
“The answer is,” he revealed, “they all occurred within just days after after America took a stand against Israel and told Israel she needs to give up her land … Whenever we take a bad stand toward Israel, we seem to have a natural disaster that happens.”