A Pastor in Maryland is blaming Michael Bloomberg‘s $250,000 contribution to support same-sex marriage in Maryland for Hurricane Sandy hitting New York City. Pastor Luke Robinson of Quinn Chapel AME Church in Frederick, Maryland appeared at a rally yesterday, along with the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council‘s senior executive Peter Sprigg.
Hurricane Sandy, which morphed into a superstorm, is responsible for the deaths of over 113 people in the U.S. alone, including over 40 people in New York City. Sandy stranded and plunged millions into darkness hunger, and cold as well, and ultimately will cost about $50 billion.
“In the meantime in New York City and New York State and even in New Jersey and even up in the New England area, what happened? God sent a storm that tore the place up — up in Massachusetts and all up in that lot because they have rejected the truth and the knowledge of God,” Michael Lavers of the Washington Blade reports Pastor Robinson said yesterday:
“So with all of… your money you still can’t win if God says he’s on our side and we are on the side that can win. And we must win and we must never — you must go back, you must go back. You must tell your neighbors. You must tell your friends. Brother Peter [Sprigg] has shared with us the consequences of this thing. It will destroy this country as we know it and we’ve got to work.”
“While he was here, he got word that he needed to go back to New York because a storm was going to hit New York and he needed to go back and make preparations.”
Bloomberg appeared at a pro-Question 6 press conference with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in the Charm City on Oct. 26. “On Oct. 28, a storm hit New York. And one of the things that we have discussed and learned from New York is that New York is a proud city. They never close.”
Robinson said during the event Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, state Dels. Neil Parrott (R-Washington County) and Kathy Szeliga (R-Baltimore and Harford Counties) and a few dozen others attended that the Bible “very clearly” states “before a fall pride cometh.” Maryland Marriage Alliance Chair Derek McCoy was also scheduled to speak at the event, but he did not attend.
“So here was the mayor of New York giving a quarter of a million dollars, coming down to Maryland discussing the matter,” said Robinson. “While he’s here somebody whispers in the ear, you better go back home and protect your stock because God is sending judgment. The thing came through the area. You have to understand the season and the time. It’s almost the end of hurricane season, but God sent one of the biggest hurricanes ever.”
Earlier this year, Pastor Robinson compared abortion to the murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year old boy who was brutally murdered in 1955 for supposedly flirting with a white woman. Till’s death sparked the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Robinson calls abortion “genocidal.”
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