Extremist anti-LGBT pastor Kevin Swanson is joining other radical Religious Right activists in declaring that Hurricane Harvey is God’s judgment on Houston and other cities that refuse to repent for their embrace of “sexual perversion.” “Jesus sends the message home, unless Americans repent, unless Houston repents, unless New Orleans repents, they will all likewise perish,” Swanson said on his radio program today. “That is the message that the Lord Jesus Christ is sending home right now to America.”
Swanson said that it is no coincidence that Houston was hit by this storm because “it was persecuting pastors and churches” and recently had “a very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor.” On top of that, he said, the Texas legislature recently failed to pass a bill “that would have prevented cross-dressing men from using the women’s restrooms” because “they wanted to encourage the abomination of men attempting to dress like women and women attempting to dress like men.” = Right Wing Watch:
Swanson who speculated that the Devil purchased Disney in 1984 to make movies that will indoctrinate small children into sin is also claiming that Harvey will now destroy New Orleans because its Southern Decadence weekend.
While there are many organizations that are reaching out for donations both reputable like The American Red Cross and less reputable (and homophobic) like the Salvation Army there his a way to directly help LGBT victims of the terrible storm named Harvey that dumped more than 24 inches of rain on Houston in a 24-hour period this weekend, with more to come and caused unprecedented, catastrophic flooding across the city that has left thousands homeless.
“The catastrophic and historic impact of Hurricane Harvey will be felt by the LGBTQ community of Houston, Texas for days, months, and potentially years to come,” the Montrose Center wrote. “With more than 35,000 clients in core programs, we are already learning of staff and community members who have lost everything”
The center’s LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund will be used to help individuals and families rebuild their lives through counseling and case management, in addition to providing direct assistance with food, furniture, housing and more. “The Center’s dedicated case management team will be on call to help homeless youth, seniors, people living with HIV, hate crime survivors, and those devastated by the storm.”
Please consider donating whatever you can to help those in our community that need us within this time of need.