Hurricane Harvey douses the southern coast of Texas as coastal residents find ‘devastation’. The region haven’t been hit by such a strong storm in years, now hurricanes have become more frequent and intense. The warming of waters and the removal of natural barriers that feed the storm and protect the inland are the main reasons.

Another theory is often proffered. The moral decay of the human race, this theory goes, is what’s encouraging God to exercise his wrath. Here are prior instances of this case being made, including by some people who now have a captive audience inside the Trump White House.

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has caused $50 billion in damage along the eastern seaboard, Alex Jones and InfoWars, suggested President Barack Obama engineered the mega-storm. They said the president used HAARP, a military research weather program, to create the natural disaster so he could present himself as a strong leader in the face of adversity, thereby securing his re-election. In the past, President Trump has praised Jones and his “amazing” reputation and has made guests appearances on the theorist’s radio show.

Dead birds

In 2011, 5,000 blackbirds fell dead in Arkansas on new years. Anti-LGBT activist Cindy Jacobs blamed the incident on Obama and the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” a policy implemented by President Bill Clinton, a former Arkansas governor.

“The blackbirds fell to the ground in Beebe, Ark,” she said. “Well the governor of Arkansas’s name is Beebe. And also, there was something put out of Arkansas called ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ by a former governor, this was proposed, Bill Clinton. As so, could there be a connection between this passage and now that we’ve had the repeal of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ where people now legally in the United States have broken restraints with the Scripture because the Scripture says in Romans 1 that homosexuality is not allowed.”


Earthquakes on the west coast

Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson blamed homosexuals and pro-choice activists for the 6.7 magnitude earth that hit the San Fernando Valley in 1994, causing around $25 billion in damage and 72 deaths. Robertson is a big supporter of the Donald Trump, even interviewed the president on his show in July.

Hurricane Katrina

According to Robertson, abortion caused Hurricane Katrina;

“I was reading… a book that was very interesting about what God has to say in the Old Testament about those who shed innocent blood,” he said after the 2005 storm hit the gulf coast. “Have we found we are unable somehow to defend ourselves against some of the attacks that are coming against us, either by terrorists or now by natural disaster? Could they be connected?”


In the late 90’s, Robertson warned that if Disney World kept allowing gay tourists, there would be a rise in hurricanes, other natural disasters, terrorist bombs and “possibly a meteor.”