Right wing activist Mary Colbert isn’t known for her good judgment. She’s called televangelist Jim Bakker “an oracle for God,” said that your grandchildren will suffer God’s wrath if you dare criticize Donald Trump, and thinks Trump calling people names is just his way of imitating Jesus.
Turns out she has an equally awful take on climate change, too.
Speaking on Bakker’s show this week, Colbert said climate change was Satan’s way of distracting us from realizing the consequences of our sins. God is sending tornadoes and storms to punish us, but Satan wants you to think climate change is responsible.
“The devil knows what is in the word of God,” she said. “I truly believe that because he knows what the word says — that toward the End Times, earthquakes, tornadoes, storms, all these things are going to happen as the birth pangs of the return of Jesus Christ — now the enemy is trying to change that narrative for the mindset of the people that this has to do with climate change, so that they can believe it’s something outside of their control that is happening.”
“The thing that man needs to do is repent,” Colbert declared. “Repentance would delay things, but because of this hard-heartedness and evil that is increasing, the birth pangs of the earth are getting worse. It has nothing to do with coal, it has nothing to do with climate change, it has to do with the sin nature that’s increasing in the earth.”
Who knew the solution to climate change was confessing to Jesus that you’re really sorry for touching yourself and taking the Lord’s name in vain?
These people exist. These people will vote for Republicans. These people have a gullible audience who will follow suit. If you’re stunned by their absolute ignorance, then get to work electing Democrats.
(via Right Wing Watch)