"Two earthquakes shook Israel last week and a further four struck in November and December...Shlomo Benizri, of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Shas Party, said the tremors had been caused by lawmaking that gave "legitimacy to sodomy".
"Israel decriminalised homosexuality in 1988 and has since passed several laws recognising gay rights. Mr Benizri made his comments while addressing a committee of the Israeli parliament, or Knesset, about the country's readiness for earthquakes...He called on lawmakers to stop "passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the state of Israel, which anyway brings about earthquakes".
Of course, Canada has gone further than Israel on promoting equality rights for LGBT citizens. But we don't have earthquakes here? I guess God can only manipulate the earth's conditions in certain regions at one time?
But come to think of it - we're having one of the worst winters in recent memory in Canada. That's it! God is punishing Canada with a bad winter because we passed same sex marriage in 2003. True, it's been four years, but I guess God is a little slow in unleashing his nature-based punishments for our sins...lol.
Furthermore, isn't Mother Nature in charge of the planet and its grumblings, not God? And how does Benizri know the earthquakes are due to Israel's treatment of gays? Isn't it possible his vengeful god is angry about something else Israel has done? Perhaps his god was targetting Lebanon (where the quakes originated) and Israel was collateral damage? Maybe his god mistook Lebanon for Lesbian? Or is it possible Benizri is crazy?