It’s been a while since a Christian leader has blamed science and church/state separation for the problems in our world. At least a couple of days, anyway. Time to fix that.
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, told conservative radio host Steve Deace yesterday that America is kicking God of the culture. And that’s why 9/11 and the San Bernardino shootings occurred:
If Americans repent, she said, then “there will be peace on our streets” and God will begin to “reveal the plots of our enemies and terrorists before they are carried out” and “control the weather patterns and protect us from these violent storms that are taking human life.”
She added that “God allows bad things to happen” like the September 11 attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino “to show us that we need Him, you know, we’re desperate without him.”
And you thought Franklin Graham was the sole representative of the batshit crazy wing of the family…
Who knew God controls the weather? And reveals terrorist plots? Even though both 9/11 and San Bernardino were the results of people who wanted to please God.
If only we had prayed hard enough, that never would have happened! God always needs his ego stroked a little bit more, doesn’t He?
She wasn’t done yet. Lotz went on to blame the teaching of evolution for the chaos in our world. Because education goes against everything she stands for.
She later told Deace that the U.S. is under the judgment of God in part because of the embrace of the theory of evolution, which started “this downward spiral away from God.”
If America does not return to God, she said, we’ll keep seeing “just the chaos at every level”… such as the Justice Department’s lawsuit against North Carolina for its new discriminatory anti-LGBT law, which she said is “evidence that God has backed away and he’s removed His hand of blessing, favor, protection, and he’s just turning us over to ourselves.”
I’m just going to throw this out there: I don’t think the people who actually understand evolution are the ones ruining our country in any significant way. Obviously, there’s more to it than that, but if learning science makes people turn away from God, it’s only because religion can’t stand up to reason.