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.”
“I think that the entire state of Texas and the entire United States of America needs to take note of this,” Swanson warned, “and realize that there is a God in heaven, He brings His judgments and He calls nations to repentance, as He is doing right now.”
Swanson went on to note that the remnants of Hurricane Harvey are heading toward New Orleans just as the city prepares for its annual “Southern Decadence” festival, saying that God is giving the city a “head’s up” before it hosts “the largest sexual perversion event in the country.”
“Is anybody paying attention in New Orleans?” he asked.
“Unless you repent, you will likewise perish,” Swanson proclaimed. “And repairing your houses in Houston after a hurricane is useless if you’re just going to go to hell.”