Rick Perry's New Florida Co-Chair Pam Olsen Believes Gay Marriage Causes Tornadoes
Rick Perry hopes to make a big showing in Florida's Presidency 5 straw poll, and is quickly snapping up supporters in the state. In fact, he's recently named Pam Olsen as his new Florida co-chair.
You might not have heard of the Tallahassee resident, but she has a history of making outlandish quotes. For instance, she thinks gays are to blame for tornadoes. Oh, honey please, don't you watch HGTV? Gays don't mess things up. They're a tidy folk.
According to Right Wing Watch, Olsen is the founder of the Tallahassee House of Prayer, has dubbed herself the "Prayer Lady" and is a big player in Florida's anti-abortion circles. She also doesn't like the gays. Like, really, really, simply just does not have any love for the gays.
RWW captures her bizarre anti-gay rant on camera:
We are under judgment. Do you know how many of the denominations now are suddenly saying, 'Oh ok we think it's ok now to have gay marriage, we think it's ok to have gay preachers, we think it's ok.' Whole denominations! The Episcopalians fell off the planet, they think it's ok to have gay priests. We've got other groups, one of the Presbyterians, they're looking at voting, we've got other ones, they're all of the sudden going, 'Oh in the name of tolerance,' and they're forgetting God's word completely in whole denominations. You know what, God is not one that's gonna wink at sin, He will come and shake at everything that can be shaken. God is a God of judgment, He is. If we think we're not gonna be judged...He judged Israel? Are we better than that? And sometimes I think we think we are, but we're not. And God is shaking. If anybody looks at the news and has just seen what's been happening recently with the floods, the fires, the tornadoes, God is shaking. Yeah I think you have God shaking, sure you have the Enemy shaking, you have both and I don't want to say oh that's the judgment of God or that's the Enemy. But the reality is God is judging us, and I think it's going to get worse.
So the implication is that because some branches of Christianity have embraced their gay members, God is sending us fires, floods and tornadoes. Last time we checked, those aren't warnings from God as much as they are naturally and frequently occurring disasters.
Pam, listen, you stop suggesting the weather is God's way of judging gays, and we'll see what we can do about getting the gays to stop judging your outfits, because ... eeeesh.
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