Christian Chaplain Blames Hurricane Sandy on Gays

Evangelical pastor John McTernan is calling for prayers of repentance and blaming Hurricane Sandy on gays in a rambling blog post:

McternanHurricane Sandy is hitting 21 years to the day of the Perfect Storm of October 20, 1991. I write about this in my book as America Has Done to Israel. This was the day that President George Bush Sr. initiated the Madrid Peace Process to divide the land of Israel, including Jerusalem. America has been under God’s judgment since this event. Both of these hurricanes were cause by freakish weather patterns that came together to create

Twenty-one years breaks down to 7 x 3, which is a significant number with God. Three is perfection as the Godhead is three in one while seven is perfection.

It appears that God gave America 21 years to repent of interfering with His prophetic plan for Israel; however, it has gotten worse under all the presidents and especially Obama. Obama is 100 percent behind the Muslim Brotherhood which has vowed to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem. Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!

More here:

This monster storm aimed at America and ready to inflict severe damage during election week is not a coincidence. Hurricane Sandy may flood Washington, DC on election day! It is like the hurricane is a huge bucket of vomit in America’s face during the election. What a sign from the holy God of Israel that American politics is an abomination to Him. A pro-homosexual Mormon along with a pro-abortion/homosexual, Muslim Brotherhood promoter, Hard Left Fascist are running for president. And there is no cry of repentance from God’s people! I see this storm as a warning from the LORD to call His church to repentance, This might be the last call from the Holy God of Israel.

Info on McTernan's background here.

(via americablog)


  1. johnny says

    What an asshat.

    I supposed that God loves to kill a lot of innocent people and cause misery for thousands of others, too.

    Explain all the other disasters, please, and make sure you connect them with gays or muslims somehow.

  2. BETTY says

    Well, we all knew someone was going to say it. I’m just surprised someone beat Pat Robertson to it. It seems we get blamed for all of these hurricanes, as if God coulcn’t be pissed about something else. It’s always the gays.

    This guy is a bufoon.

  3. HadenoughBS says

    Is this a great country – or what – when crazies like McTernan get their Christian hallucinations reported in the media AND receive IRS tax breaks, too?!

  4. James in Hollywood says

    It’s October 29. How is Hurricane Sandy “hitting 21 years to the day of the Perfect Storm” if that storm was on October 20? Not terribly bright, that one.

  5. says

    No no no……you have three gods in your religion, Rev.
    And no amount of sophistry will change that; no amount of three in one…

    You have “three divine persons, equally distinct and equal in all things”….
    that is your creed, directly from the Nicean Creed; that is what you believe; THREE.

    Now why would you think that we would pay any attention to a religion or a church that cannot even get straight how many gods it has in the first place ?????? And why are you pretending they are all wrapped up in one ?????

    Do deluded people give money to freaks like this ?
    If so we need a mental health stimulus plan to care for and treat this kind of neurotic behaviour…..I mean this guy is hearing a lot of voicesand could be a danger to himself or others.

  6. Steve Leong says

    AND GOD SAID IN 2012, “I am ashamed of the world. How they are treating each other, waging war, and denouncing their brothers and sisters. How they are pouring obscene amounts of much needed money into winning an election, rather than using it on the needy, hungry, and homeless. How these preachers use my name to persecute, discriminate, and promote hate towards my LGBT children. How they have lost the concept of brotherly love.They have forgotten how to create, rather they destroy, even though, made in my image, the CREATOR. How they choose FEAR over FAITH. What one sows, so shall they reap.”

  7. Steven H says

    @Neo: “Election week is next week though…”

    And October 20th was a week and a half ago. This may explain why he believes the world was created in 6 days 9,000 years ago: he and his followers have fallen into a hole in the space-time continuum, where all events are occurring both out of order and at the same time, and where all logic and meaning have broken down; or he’s mentally ill.

  8. David says

    Holy Crap where do these nut jobs come from. These people need to go get some serious psychological help. Maybe a lesson in climatology would give these people a wake up, oh right, that would be science and science is evil, and the world is flat and was made in 7 days a few hundred years ago. Luckily there are more of us who know better.

  9. says

    Once again, the actual meat of his message is “…and thus God didn’t care at all about the affront to humanity that was the Holocaust, nor the ages of racial Segregration, nor centuries of slavery. That was all fine. God just cares that Deb & Sue want to get married. And in America. Because God hasn’t been sending these massive storms to Canada.”

    so bugger off.

  10. andrew says

    Shocking, a bible believer who is telling us that his wicked god yahweh is going to f*ck up people because he is unhappy. These guys are just like the old Inca priests who use to sacrifice virgins in an attempt to placate their wicked god. All of our man invented religions, and that includes all religions, are pure B*ll S*it. Those of you who follow some warm and fuzzy versions of these religions are guilty enablers!

  11. Will says

    I was wondering this morning when some crazy idiots would come out to blame us. Maybe all this is climate change? Not ‘global warming’, CLIMATE CHANGE

  12. BETTY says

    Why is it they only think God’s wrath is directed at the gays? How about wars, the way we treat the poor..etc. Maybe God is pissed at these so-called religious people who like to judge, treating others unequally are not focusing on the real issues (helping the poor, the sick, etc).

  13. Joseph L says

    Wheeeeeee who knew… I can control the weather with my spear and magic helmet!

    North wind blow! South wind blow! Hurricanes! Typhoons! Earthquakes! *SMOOOOOOOG!*

    Pfffft. Magic helmet.

  14. Shadowboxer says

    This is a great theory – but theres a better one. Theres actually one Sin that the prophets AND Jesus all agree are worth Destroying cities for. The bible is actually really clear on the worst sins (of course telling lies is up there actually as is hypocrisy). Ezekiel said :”Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.”. Isiaih also mentions Sodam – where he explains what they need to do to stop God hating them “learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. ” and of course who does Jesus say will burn in eternal fire. ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ These verses (and many others are quite clear. God MADE them clear for a reason. There is no obscurity here. No doubtful translations of NOT USING words. On Judgement day – we will be Judged for how we defended the poor and needy. The sick and infirm. The homeless AND those in Prison. THATS why God is Judging america and the bible is extremely clear about this. IT SAYS he will. No where does it say he will Judge people for Sexual sins. What will you say to GOD when he says – Why did you NOT preach against the things I destroyed cities for and the things I TOLD YOU explicitly you would burn in hell for not doing ? Rather you Judged others on Sins I didnt mention (and AFTER I told you multiple times DO NOT JUDGE OTHERS). (and remember Jesus didnt say this once he said it multiple times in different ways so that people will have NO EXCUSE for ignoring his command on this. It doesnt get ANY CLEARER than that.

  15. says

    shadowboxer, you’re spot on. i explained that same thing here.

    you’re worried about “creating a modern-day Sodom”? Then realize the sin was a culture and community that hoarded wealth and provisions and did not give to those without.

    just saying i don’t believe what’s written in your scriptures is to be treated as fact, but if you’re going to you might wanna stick to, you know, what it actually says.

    but hey, i think we can forget people being logical about their so-called religious beliefs. folks tend to only suddenly become “Christians” as an excuse to discriminate, not give.

  16. andrew says

    @Shadowboxer: “Thats why god is judging America”. Your views are just as foolish as the preachers. This storm is just a natural weather event. The creator, if there be one, of the billion gallaxy universe is hardly sending storms to punish people who are “offending” him on this little third rock from our star in a gallaxy with over a billion stars in a universe with over a billion gallaxies. These views are the height of human arrogance.

  17. Diogenes Arktos says

    @JackFknTwist: Just a quibbles: It’s not the Nicene Creed. It’s closer to Quicunque vult, but it’s not there either.

    @LittleKiwi: I almost didn’t watch long enough to see you.

    @ShadowBoxer and LittleKiwi: Look also at Judges, where there’s a parallel account to Lot. In this case the victim of gangrape is a woman.

  18. The Polar Beast says

    It is said that the Ursuline nuns in New Orleans prayed for the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor and that saved New Orleans from a devastating hurricane. Nuns are cool and I believe if anyone has any pull with God, nuns have it. Ok, and maybe the Jesuits.

    If this guy is so clear that we gay people caused the hurricane, why couldn’t his prayer posse pray Sandy away and “defeat the gay”?

    Answer: unlike the nuns, he has no humility, and hence no pull with God, he just has his stupidity.

  19. Bill says

    The really funny thing on his blog post is what he blurted out in one of the comments. It seems the hurricane is going right over his house. Of course, the “divine wrath” can’t possibly be directed at him personally (just the country in general for not being as homophobic as he is, or whatever). I guess that’s one of the perks of being a preacher – you can spout and claim it is disrespectful of religious beliefs if anyone disagrees with you.

    He’s making a big deal about it being an unusually large storm, but isn’t connecting that with global warming (which really means that we are absorbing more energy instead of re-radiating it). That extra energy has to go somewhere and some of it provides more spectacular storms.

  20. Dean Hutchinson says

    Why are U.S. Christians allowed to slander and incite hatred against gays and lesbians? They should be FORCED to offer PROOF that homosexuality causes “earthquakes, famine, pestilence, Saracens, floods, and very fat, voracious field mice” [“Erdbeben, Hungersnot, Pestilenz, Sarazenen, Überschwemmungen und sehr dicke, gefräßige Feldmäuse”] as, for instance, Lutheran “professor” of church and criminal law in Germany, Benedikt Carpzow (or, anglicized: Carpzov), claimed in 1652. (Such incitement of popular hatred would get Carpzov and McTernon up to five years imprisonment in today’s Germany.)

  21. Darrell says

    Another American Evangelical, Rightwing, religous/political WINGNUT pariah! GOD BLESS AMERICA! The USA needs some dire help when people like this actaully get attention. Just ignore him and continue to progress into the 21st century.

  22. Stefan says

    Wow. Just…wow. This guy might think he’s Christian but I’m pretty sure that this whole vengeful God thing was pretty well put to bed in the New Testament. Still, it is more fun this way. I’m sure every time he masturbates he imagines he’ll be struck by lightning and it gets him over the edge.

  23. SteelMan says

    John McTernan is 100 percent right. JESUS CHRIST IS GOD IN THE FLESH and HE IS THE ZIONIST OF ALL ZIONISTS! God is a Zionist and a JEW! Hurricane Sandy and other hurricanes are a judgement of God against the Sodomite Homosexuals and Lesbians and other dirty Satanic GLBT people and against nations and individuals who attack and pressure God’s CHOSEN PEOPLE the JEWS to give their God given land to terrorist muslim devil possessed people. There is no debate and no discussion.

    Those who think God would not do this are ignorant and enemies of the Bible and God. Jesus has the monopoly on the Truth. He is the Truth. Those of you who think God would not do this are apostates and deceived.

    Praise GOD! The Halloween parade of New York City was cancelled as a result of Hurricane Sandy! THANK THE LORD. God hates Halloween/Helloween!

  24. andrew says

    @Steelman: Hang on to your myths that were dreamed up/made up by primitives who lived thousands and thousands of years ago. The time is coming to an end in the Western World when fools like you will be able to use those myths to harm good people, LGBT and otherwise.

  25. Caliban says

    LOL! If Sandy was god’s punishment for gays, why is it Mitt Romney who’s taking it up the @ss today for his past comments about FEMA?

    And Steelman, all I have to say is that your god seems to be really petty and small-minded if He doesn’t have anything better to worry about than people dressing up in costumes on Halloween. But then people’s concept of god tends to mirror their own attitudes so perhaps it’s just YOU that’s petty and small-minded.

  26. Furious Angel says

    I’m a Christian and you are giving Christians a bad name with this rant of hatred and divisiveness. It’s clear to me that you are fearful and have your own prejudices and cloak them with “Christianity” much like the Westboro Baptists who are NOT Baptists or christians. Shameful.

  27. steven jones says

    He’s right. There is a God. He judges people / nations for their sins. And homosexuality is a sin. God also said yall would scoff at it. Enjoy your wicked lives while you can. Time is short.

  28. Scott says

    He isn`t saying there is “Three Gods” he is saying that with the trinity the Father, Son and Holy Spirit work together. Much like my wife and I work together to lead our household, these three work together. Homo-sexuality is a sin, no different then murder. If God would have intended for us all to be attracted to the same sex, we wouldve never lasted past Adam and Eve. Would you have a house plant, give it no sun light or water, and think it would live? Why would God create one to be sexually attracted to someone that can not in turn produce life. STOP trying to justify your actions. If you are gay, good for you, embrace it, but do not try to justify it by mocking God, or His word. You will NEVER win this fight.. I hope and pray, if you walk down that road, alteast do other a favor and do not promote your sin for other to fall victim to.

  29. Antoinette says

    This guy is a 100% crazy! To even see this kind of nonsense in print is unbelievable.
    People and all their Gods are what has and continues to divide and destroy the planet of Earth. People always have to find someone even if it is imaginary to blame.

  30. Greg says

    You will bow so do it now! God WILL have His way! We are being judged for the shedding of innocent blood, homosexuality and pressuring Israel to divide God’s land. The fact that we choose to ignore His Word does ZILCH to stop it from coming to pass! EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD to the glory of God the Father!

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