A Christian activist has claimed God has sent Hurricane Matthew to stop Orlando Pride.
The hurricane, which has killed nine people and displaced thousands in Haiti, is making its way to Florida.
The category four storm is expected to hit early Friday morning.
But while these weather disasters are common in Florida, Shoebat’s Andrew Bieszad claims the storm was sent by God to punish Orlando for Pride.
‘This is especially true in the area of homosexuality. While there are many conservative and religious Floridians, there are a tremendous amount of sodomites and immoral activity that takes place there,’ he wrote.
‘Given the serious moral decay of America that we see taking place before our eyes and the increasing disrespect for even the most basic of Christian morality, looking at this storm I began to wonder if perhaps, in some way, it was connected to this crisis.’
He added whenever Hebrews were ‘very disobedient to God’ in the Old Testament, he would sent ‘punishments’ against them often in the ‘forms of natural disasters’.
‘While not all bad weather is necessarily a sign of sin, both sacred scripture and sacred tradition clearly note that it can be so,’ he said.
‘Now we know that Florida is an area that is infected with sin, especially cities such as Miami and Orlando, which are veritable dens of sodomy.’
Biszad claims the Pride event, which he calls a ‘massive sodomite parade’, is facing God’s judgment because it has the ‘major support of the city itself and major corporate backers’.
He concluded: ‘Given America’s love affair with the worst forms of perversity, it is a sign of His anger against us for our obstinate attitude towards sin and refusal to repent for our evil ways.’
Bieszad should probably heed the words of Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, who often describes natural disasters as God’s wrath in response to the legalization of same-sex marriage.
As Perkins house was later destroyed in a flood.
UPDATE: Orlando Pride has been postponed to November.