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Hartline: God Rains Down Fire Against Gays

Jim Burroway

November 17th, 2008

hartline2.bmpUh-oh. San Diego’s Christianist gadfly James Hartline is hearing God’s voice again:

Each time homosexual activists attempt to force their agenda on California, there have been raging, massive, incinerating fires sweeping across the California landscape.

Today, people are running for their lives as 800 California homes have burned down and the firestorm is spreading like a nuclear holocaust. Yet, the radical homosexual anarchists rampage upon the streets of this state demanding the destruction of marriage and family, and the establishment of their socialistic dark vision for society.

Wildfires, tsunamis, economic collapse, disease — yeah, they’re impressive, but where’s the pestilence, rivers turned to blood or death of the firstborn? If you ask me, we’re settling for second best. I guess it’s true; maybe we’re too apathetic. I personally blame the HRC.



Priya Lynn
November 17th, 2008 | LINK

Hartline’s not the only one to suggest the California fires are his god’s punishment for gays. What’s illogical about that is that the fires don’t solely punish gays but also disproportionately hurt those who oppose gays. You’d think it would occur to the Hartlines of the U.S. that if their god wanted to discourage gayness he wouldn’t be punishing those who feel the same way.

R Holmes
November 17th, 2008 | LINK

Dang, and there I was thinking God was punishing Califoprnians for passing Prop 8. It’s just as plausible i.e. not in the frickin’ slightest.

Do these morons actually believe the crap they spout?

TJ McFisty
November 17th, 2008 | LINK

Why doesn’t God just immolate the gays and the gays alone if He’s so damn upset? The landscape/environment didn’t do anything so why punish it?

Oh, right, that whole mysterious ways thing. Mysterious AND inefficient. Great, just great.

Why should we convert if the reward is a horribly mis-managed heaven? Doesn’t make sense at all.

Jim Burroway
November 17th, 2008 | LINK

Mysterious AND inefficient.

Great. Now you’re comparing God to FEMA.

Timothy Kincaid
November 17th, 2008 | LINK

When God punished nations in the Old Testament, it was for choosing evil over good.

Clearly, CLEARLY, God’s angry that California voted “Yes” on Proposition 8. He’s hearing the cry of the oppressed gay community and raining down fire on their oppressors.

…. or its the usual situation of folks building very expensive homes in narrow canyons and not clearing the brush.

TJ McFisty
November 17th, 2008 | LINK

Naw, a God’s more like a reverse NOAA.

B. John
November 17th, 2008 | LINK

Actually, the wildfires were burning BEFORE Saturday (the day of the protests). So, it seems to me the fires started as a result of the passage of Prop. 8.

I don’t claim to be a prophet, but I’m just saying….

November 17th, 2008 | LINK

These prophets of doom and gloom blaming natural disasters on the gays are so full of baloney!

Just imagine if Prop. 8 had failed and same-gender marriage was still legal in California. These prophets would be saying that God was punishing California with hell fire for NOT passing Prop. 8!

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

According to these prophets, we’re all just damned!

Strange though. You would think that God would spare California since they did PASS Prop. 8 and stop same-gender marriages.

Yet, in Connecticut they started perfoming same-sex marriages on November 12th and I haven’t read anything in the news about anything devastating happening there.

Oh and also there’s Massachusetts. Today is the 5th anniversary of marriage equality being enacted in the Bay State and 11,000 same-gender marriages later all the news can report is how boring same-sex marriages really are.

November 17th, 2008 | LINK

Actually, I’m with Kincaid on this one.

Yes, GOD is angry and he is PUNISHING the people of California because they PASSED Proposition 8!!!

And he’s raining down hell fire on all those people’s houses that voted “Yes” on Prop. 8!

But, if some of those burned houses belong to gay people it’s only because God is so old and he just has poor aim.

November 17th, 2008 | LINK

The rich folks who voted against Prop 8 have lots of insurance and money and will rebuild what was only their 2nd, 3rd or 4th homes. The trailer/hill folks who lost it all and voted in droves for Prop 8 are toast, quite literally. Who got god’s wrath? The pro people.

November 17th, 2008 | LINK

Let’s not forget all of those that donated what may have amounted to their “life savings” to Yes on 8 and now they don’t have the money to pay the insurance deductibles or rebuild their lives.

See, how almighty God has punished those with bigotry, prejudice and discrimination in their hearts!

The Supremes better strike down Prop. 8 pronto, otherwise God will make toast of the coast!

November 17th, 2008 | LINK

I’d rather be the godless, hell-bound, immoral homosexual these Christians say I am than sell my soul to the church and believe their fanatical nonsense.

David C.
November 17th, 2008 | LINK

This is the perfect opportunity to expose such crackpots. They can’t even get cause and effect straight. These shrill Pharisees are quite likely going to stoke up the movement to stop the damage religion has been doing to the human race for the last 5000 or so years. At least, I hope so.

I just wish that when Christianity had the chance, it would have corrected the mistake of anthropomorphizing and imbuing God with all the human weaknesses we’re lugging around in our excess baggage. Of course, the Catholic Church had to come along to cement their hierarchy squarely between Man and God, and throw back to the Cults of Yahweh, dragging the old testament along with, and into, their Good News. Probably a politically motivated move on their part, not wanting to alienate all those readers of the Torah.

Some people can’t get it right even with a third try I suppose.

November 17th, 2008 | LINK

If God were pissed at the gays then West Hollywood and Silver Lake would be on fire.

What did James Hartline have to say about the reason for last year’s Poway fires? What was God pissed about then? Days earlier Blackwater had announced plans to build a training facility in Portrero, east of San Diego – was that it? What? The two cities are over 50 miles apart? Damn!

Hartline’s a fool who wants air time and exposure for his lunatic fringe rants.

November 17th, 2008 | LINK

Sounds like just one more fictional Bible story to add to the heap. Soon the church be publishing its updated gospel books, one titled The Mos get Marriage. And of course God will have told them it’s alright cuz, well, it’s a new millenium now, or some such dippity drivvle.

November 17th, 2008 | LINK

So…when God gets mad at us gay folk, he rains fire down on Orange County and the Inland Empire? I LIKE IT!

November 18th, 2008 | LINK

Oh Hell, and here I was thinking that the fires were caused by dry and hot weather, dry brush, and high winds.
What a dumb ass am I?

November 29th, 2008 | LINK

Well, now it looks like not only fires are raining down from an angry god over how badly his LGBT children are being treated in the Golden State.

Now it seems that even Arkansas is facing the wrath of an angry god! Recall that voters in Arkansas recently passed Act 1, which restricts adoption and fostering only to married couples. Since gays cannot marry, they now cannot adopt or foster in Arkansas. This also affects single straight people as well, of course. But, everyone knows that it was the gays that were specifically targeted by the backers of Act 1.

Now, I read this latest news from Arkansas:

Expert: Small Ark. earthquakes could be warning

God is very displeased with how the gays are being treated in our country. The extreme religious right wing should recognize this and undo all the damage that they have done and give LGBT people equal “civil” rights before more damage is done.

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