Saturday, July 7, 2007

Floods are judgment on society, say bishops

Last Sunday, The Telegraph published an article in which the Rt. Rev. Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, suggested that the recent flooding in the UK was God's judgement for gay and lesbian equality laws.

The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association immediately responded with a press release saying, "The Bishop's comments reveal a primitive, superstitious mind that belongs in the Bronze Age. If he thinks these floods are the result of pro-gay laws rather than global warming, then how come far more catastrophic floods afflict homophobic nations such as Bangladesh? And how come ultra-pious nations such as Pakistan suffer catastrophic earthquakes? And the self-proclaimed religiosity of the United States doesn't protect it from lethal hurricanes either."

A couple of days later Ruth Gledhill of The Times wrote an article explaining Bishop's background and worldview.

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