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Rick Perry's Florida Co-Chair Says Floods, Fires, Tornados are God's Punishment for Acceptance of Gays: VIDEO


Rick Perry's newly-named co-chair of his Florida Presidency 5 campaign leadership team, Pam Olsen, was a participant at his August prayer rally The Response, and in July claimed that natural disasters are God's judgment for tolerance of gay people, Right Wing Watch reports:

"We are under judgment. Do you know how many of the denominations now are suddenly saying, ‘Oh ok we think it’s ok now to have gay marriage, we think it’s ok to have gay preachers, we think it’s ok.’ Whole denominations! The Episcopalians fell off the planet, they think it’s ok to have gay priests. We’ve got other groups, one of the Presbyterians, they’re looking at voting, we’ve got other ones, they’re all of the sudden going, ‘Oh in the name of tolerance,’ and they’re forgetting God’s word completely in whole denominations....And God is shaking. If anybody looks at the news and has just seen what’s been happening recently with the floods, the fires, the tornadoes, God is shaking....But the reality is God is judging us, and I think it’s going to get worse."


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  1. Just another stupid,ignorant,uneducated,overweight,angry,pretend christian with a microphone spouting her hateful rhetoric.
    Gawd please take your hate-filled followers away from this beautiful earth.

    Posted by: SFShawn | Sep 22, 2011 11:46:12 AM

  2. I may be proven wrong, but my hunch is that this year this kind of distraction from what the real problems in our society are will not prove useful to the right.

    I mean, how bat-sh*t crazy anti-science anti-gay do you really have to be to believe this? I can't imagine there are that many of them out there, at least not enough to push it over the top for Perry, should he win the nomination.

    Anyway, this lady still needs to get a good smack in the face, and Perry a knee to the groin.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Sep 22, 2011 11:47:32 AM

  3. Seriously why is it that MOST bigots are also FAT? I mean talk about hypocrisy...

    Posted by: shello | Sep 22, 2011 11:50:08 AM

  4. Another hate-filled, un-Christian, Christian nutbag bigot. Not only is she scapegoating the gays, she hates other Christian denominations too.

    Who needs lions anymore?

    Posted by: Aaron | Sep 22, 2011 11:53:26 AM

  5. Really? Is that the best they have to offer? That's not very creative! Nor does it explain all the floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and volcanoes that occurred all those millennia before society began to accept homosexuality.

    Posted by: mrmnyc | Sep 22, 2011 11:56:14 AM

  6. It's your hair, Pam. *You* did all that

    Posted by: tranquilo | Sep 22, 2011 11:56:14 AM

  7. Be sure to say "Hi!" to Pam on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pamolsen

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Sep 22, 2011 11:57:15 AM

  8. yet again, what these religiously-fueled bigots are *ACTUALLY* saying is that God didn't mind it one bit when 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust.

    Oh, and God also didn't mind when Africans were kidnapped and forced into slavery, nor did God apparently mind racial segregation and apartheid.

    Sort of how like ex-gays say "God doesn't have time to cure your 6 year old daughter of leukemia because He's busy helping me develop a taste for pussy"

    it's not only stupid, it's actually insulting to intelligence and basic human decency.

    it's just like this: http://youtu.be/Y7tpQICIQpU

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 22, 2011 12:03:46 PM

  9. Ignorant cows have even learned to speak!

    Posted by: Arturo Beeche | Sep 22, 2011 12:08:28 PM

  10. What a charming woman.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Sep 22, 2011 12:09:30 PM

  11. the thing that bothers me is that Rick Perry is supposed to be the Gov of Texas, correct...why is he holding prayer rallies? should he be governing the state...but praying? If I was Texas resident I would be so pissed!!

    Posted by: paul | Sep 22, 2011 12:12:32 PM

  12. Well, how appropriate. A simple-minded election co-chair for a simple-minded candidate.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Sep 22, 2011 12:12:32 PM

  13. I think all these natural disasters are because the Rick Perrys and Bachmans of the world dont practice what they preach and THAT makes GOD angry!

    Posted by: Bartman | Sep 22, 2011 12:14:34 PM

  14. It has gotten worse, Pam. Rick Perry is a Presidental candidate. If that's not sign of the apocalypse, what is?

    Ignorant woman working for an ignorant candidate.

    For God's word to be forgotten, Pam and her ilk would have to had understood it in the first place, which clearly they haven't. The only person the boogeyman God will get is those simpletons who believe in it.

    Posted by: Bart | Sep 22, 2011 12:17:02 PM

  15. Let's make it clear that such talk is clearly hate speech and a criminal offense. The more we call the bigots on this the more apt they are to be arrested for trying to incite a hate crime.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Sep 22, 2011 12:22:04 PM

  16. All of you folks who are mocking her weight are equally as ignorant.

    Posted by: Brandon | Sep 22, 2011 12:23:09 PM

  17. Wow, I never knew we were so powerful. We've been blamed for floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, rain droughts, hurricanes. I wonder what's next. I'm sure the fundies will think of something if they haven't already.

    Posted by: Francis | Sep 22, 2011 12:23:38 PM

  18. And I thought the reason we had wildfires here in Texas was because the la nina weather pattern made for a hot and dry year where they're more likely to happen anyway. And all this time it was because of Dan down at the coffee shop. Who knew? Guess I'll have to start hating him now.

    Posted by: Bobby | Sep 22, 2011 12:27:47 PM

  19. Oh, for God's sake, what is this skank, Pat Robertson in drag? She sure spouts his BS rhetoric regarding gays = natural disasters.

    And, @Paul, I'd much rather Perry hold and attend prayer rallies than "ruin" the State of Texas. He and his GOPer cronies in our state legislature are creating enough disastrous situations for Texans with their idiotic ideology. OTOH, if Perry were to be elected the next President, Texas indeed may need to secede from HIS Union in order to protect its citizens. Other states may want to take note!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Sep 22, 2011 12:28:48 PM

  20. A thought just occurred to me.....You don't think they'll start saying the increases in violent nature is due to gays and not global warming? Well that certainly wouldn't be disputed science because the Bible says so.

    Posted by: Jeff | Sep 22, 2011 12:28:50 PM

  21. Another reason to vote Rick Perry.... off the planet....

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 22, 2011 12:33:13 PM

  22. @OS2GUY, in the US hate speech isn't a criminal offense. It's only a crime when combined with a physical assualt. Bigots are free to spout all the madness they want in our country (not so in Canada).

    Plus, even though I find her ridiculous and hateful, I don't want 'hate speech' laws here in the US, either. We go down that road, and you can guess how it can be turned on us! Forget 'ACT UP' or any other lefty/gay activist group being free to protest in the streets; we'd be labeled the 'hate group' for reacting to this madness and prosecuted/persecuted even more.

    Let the bigots yell and rant all they want. This way we know who they are and where they are.

    Posted by: princely54 | Sep 22, 2011 12:33:53 PM

  23. Deuteronomy 22:5 - "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God."

    I'd say those blue jeans she's wearing fall under that category.

    Posted by: HSimpson | Sep 22, 2011 12:37:15 PM

  24. Is it possible that God is "Shaking" at YOU, the nutbag extremists who have consistently perverted his word, making it fit your hate rhetoric? is it POSSIBLE that it's really YOU who has angered God?

    Posted by: pdxblueyes | Sep 22, 2011 12:47:02 PM

  25. OK. So I just actually watched the video. Quick reaction: She is a complete imbecile, craving any sort of attention that she can get to feel validated.

    So when did preaching become all American Idol, and now anyone can do it?

    Oy, this country...

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Sep 22, 2011 12:48:38 PM

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