I had no idea Ray Comfort was running an Agony Aunt column, but here you go. He got a rather snarky question:
There’ve been several hundred gay marriages enacted in California in the past few days. Maybe a couple of thousand by now, I haven’t checked the numbers. And in the non-gay-marrying Midwest, they’re fighting floods, while in California it’s fair and dry. How is The Golden State managing to escape the wrath of your imaginary friend, I wonder?
And then he answered it. Seriously. Isn’t it nice how God has arranged that there is pain and suffering in every part of the world, just so His preachers have something to point to and say “Sinners!”?
Maryanne. At present there are 840 wild-fires that are burning at once in California, destroying many homes. The fires were started by lightning strikes. Guess who’s in charge of the electrical department? These are from thunder storms that have no rain. Guess who gives the rain? You said “while in California it’s fair and dry.” We are having the worst drought in our recorded history. Last year 1,155 homes were destroyed.
It’s always nice to see these kooks get explicit and credit rain to the actions of a god rather than natural meteorological processes. It’s so primitive.
Ah, if only we had stoned those gay people, fire insurance rates in California would be so much lower.
But wait! There’s more! Quick, remove those irony meters from the circuit, because Comfort’s closing will definitely cause them to blow!
You live in an imaginary world. I suggest you get out more.
Right now, my yard is littered with a couple of tons of twisted, smoking scrap irony.