US pastor, who believes floods are God’s punishment, has home destroyed by flood
A US pastor Tony Perkins, who believes natural disasters are sent by God to punish gay people, has fled his home in Louisiana after it was swept away by a devastating flood.
Perkins, who heads up the rabidly anti-gay “Family Research Council,” has revealed that he was forced to escape his property in a canoe with his family.
“This is a flood of near-biblical proportions,” Perkins said on his radio show.
“We had to escape from our home Saturday by canoe. We had about 10 feet of water at the end of our driveway. Our house flooded, our cars flooded.”
In a 2015 interview with Messianic Jewish pastor Jonathan Cahn, Perkins agreed that Hurricane Joaquin, a devastating storm that hit Hawaii last year, was “a sign of God’s wrath,” punishment for abortion and for the legalization of same-sex marriage.
“God is trying to send us a message,” he said at the time.
Perkins also frequently compares homosexuality to pedophilia. “It is a homosexual problem,” he said.
He also believes “the homosexual community” is engaged in behavior “that will destroy our nation”.