Mantrum: Fox Host Blames Marriage Equality For DC Floods

There are two things I know for sure about Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes. One is that I will never stop picturing him in a beanie copter – which is why I had a friend photoshop this picture for me a while back – and that he can always be counted on to say the most absurd things possible, particularly when it comes to gay people. In the past, Starnes has suggested that marriage equality will lead to people campaigning to marry their beloved labradoodles, and to Christians being deported.

This week, Starnes suggested on his Facebook page that the recent flooding in Washington, DC, was the result of god being super pissed about SCOTUS’s marriage equality ruling:

Record-breaking floods have inundated Washington, D.C. just days after the Supreme Court decided they knew better than…

Posted by Todd Starnes on Sunday, June 28, 2015

If you need a laugh, go read the comments. They are seriously the saddest things ever. One lady warns him that “you put your life in your hands” debating this or, uh, apparently asking for a crochet pattern for a Confederate flag on the internet. Which was awfully specific, so I googled, and in case you were wondering, no one has been murdered recently for asking for a crochet pattern for a Confederate flag on the internet. Also, there are myriad crochet patterns for the Confederate flag available for free on the internet already. Not to mention the fact that the only recent murder involving the Confederate flag was the one where the murderer was pictured with one.

I’m not religious, but like, how is it easier to believe that God is sitting up there causing floods because he’s SO MAD about gay people than it is to believe that human beings can do things to negatively impact the environment and climate? Do they really think that we’d just have awesome weather all the time if only we oppressed gay people more? Because I feel like that’s not a thing that could be even sort of true, even if I did believe in God. Especially since we had really nice weather here in Chicago over Pride Weekend.

[Media Matters]