Lesbian Mayor slams Ann Coulter and ‘death to gays’ pastor for saying she caused Hurricane Harvey
The former Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, has slammed Ann Coulter and Pastor Kevin Swanson for suggesting that her election caused Hurricane Harvey.
Far-right pundit Coulter took to Twitter and suggested that the hurricane, which has killed at least 45 people, was “God’s punishment”.
She insisted it was “more credible” to believe that homosexuality was the cause of the hurricane than climate change.
Parker has since hit back at Coulter’s comments and mocked her.
“I thought no one knew I had a super power over weather,” she quipped.
Coulter wrote on Twitter: “I don’t believe Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than ‘climate change’.”
Pastor Kevin Swanson, who previously said that homosexuals should be subject to the death penalty, made similar claims about lesbian Mayor Annise Parker.
Speaking on his Generations radio show about the Hurricane, Swanson drew links between Mayor Parker and the hurricane.
“It’s interesting that the city of Houston, which… apparently there was a very, very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor active until 2016,” he said.
Similarly to Coulter, Swanson also suggested that by failing to pass an anti-trans bathroom bill similar to the one in North Carolina had consequences in the form of the hurricane.
“We’re not saying that God sent the Hurricane just because of this, but we are looking for stuff to repent of for the state of Texas and city of Houston. We hope they’re paying attention,” he said.
Parker served as Mayor until 2016.
She has three children with her wife Kathy Hubbard, and faced a string of homophobic smears during her time in office.
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It is not the first time she has been blamed for something entirely out of her control either.
Radio host Bryan Fischer previously blamed the “sodomite Mayor” of Houston for a disaster.
He said: “If you’re going to attribute the flooding in Texas to some kind of supernatural cause, you can make a geographical connection between the flooding and the practice of the occult and witchcraft and the embrace of homosexuality.
“That’s where the disaster is being felt the worse.
“Sodom and Gamorrah – it was a natural disaster, but it was very localised. It wiped out those two towns, it didn’t wipe out the entire region, it just wiped out those two cities where homosexuality had been embraced.”