New Zealand pastor blames gays for earthquakes
A New Zealand pastor has blamed homosexuals for the recent slew of earthquakes that have plagued the country.
Destiny Church leader, Brian Tamaki said the earth “convulses under the weight of certain human sin,” during his sermon on Sunday. The day before the fatal 7.5 earthquake struck the country and killed two people.
As predicted during yesterday morning’s service, the recent natural disasters are a sign that “nature was never created to carry the bondage of our iniquity” – Bishop Brian Tamaki, 13/11/2016
“If next year [natural disasters] happen, you know why. Massive earthquakes have already hit in Christchurch. You could have just about predicted that one,” Tamaki said, referencing the deadly 2011 Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people.
“The churches there [have] allowed all sorts of activity you wouldn’t dare to imagine. If I’m bulldozing your ignorance, good. Because there were churches there that weren’t churches. They were actively involved in homosexual practice, homosexual priests.”
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The video of the sermon is pinned to the top of Destiny Church’s Facebook page and has been viewed over 30,000 times. The accompanying caption reads :“As predicted during yesterday morning’s service, the recent natural disasters are a sign that ‘nature was never created to carry the bondage of our iniquity’.”
“The land actually speaks to God. Out of the soil … Abel’s blood spoke to God from a murder. The earth can speak. Leviticus says that the earth convulses under the weight of certain human sin,” Tamaki said.
“It spews itself up after a while – that’s natural disasters. Because nature was never created to carry the bondage of our iniquity.”
Reverend Helen Jacobi told the New Zealand Herald, “God does not send punishment on people in that kind of a way.”
“If that was the case, if you followed that to its logical conclusion, a baby dying of cancer would be somehow sinful, and that’s ridiculous. It’s just completely illogical.”
Tamaki followed up his sermon with a blog posted Wednesday evening New Zealand time. He said his ‘prediction’ was not planned but came at an ‘inspired moment’.