'God started it because of gay people': US pastor makes bizarre claim about California wildfire

Kevin Swanson believes that the Calfronia wildfires are caused by God to tell the state that he is not happy how they have accepted gay people.

                            'God started it because of gay people': US pastor makes bizarre claim about California wildfire
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Kevin Swanson has a long history of blaming gay people for any natural calamity that hits the earth, and California wildfires are yet another entry in his long list. Last year, he claimed Hurricane Harvey was a ‘punishment’ from God for Texas rejecting an anti-trans law and that public schools will turn kids into ‘transgender communist.'

He's even believed to have links to Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who was seen sharing the same platform with him during National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, where Kevin spoke about the execution of homosexuals. The scientific reasoning for wildfires is climate change but it seems Kevin has no intentions of trusting science or logic, to say the least.

As reported by UNILAD, the Colorado preacher first began to recall how California has changed its LGBTQ rights over a period of time. "If you look at the history of California, they have been at the forefront of this," he said. "The first gay pride march occurred in San Francisco in 1970, and then San Francisco legitimized homosexuality in 1972. In 1982, Laguna Beach, California, elected the first openly homosexual mayor in United States history. In 1999, California adopted a domestic partnership law; I believe it was one of the first in the nation to do that."

He went on to recall how same-sex marriage became legal. "In 2005, California state legislators became the first in the nation to pass a same-sex marriage law… In 2008, the California Supreme Court then struck down Prop 22 in regard to marriage cases, and Prop 8 also was struck down later on that year, I believe," he said.

Kevin believes God caused California wildfire because he is punishing gay people (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Kevin also hinted that it was a mistake to stop therapy that was attempting to convert homosexuals into non-homosexuals. "In 2011, California became the first state to mandate homosexual indoctrination for K-8 students and then, in 2012, California became the first state to sign a ban on therapy that was attempting to convert homosexuals into non-homosexuals," he said while adding, how it was a mistake for schools to also open up to the idea of homosexuality. 

"And then, in 2017, the California state schools implemented the homosexual indoctrination program … and that was the kickoff for the biggest fires that California has ever seen in its history," he added. "So God is burning down California in 2017 and 2018 after about 25 years of leading the pack to legitimize the sin of homosexuality in that state." Kevin's hatred towards people who are gay has led him to believe that God and he think alike, but there are many who have been angered by his comments.

However, it so happens that certain movies also seem to make Kevin uncomfortable as he recently called for a ban on the movie 'Shape Of Water' as it promoted ‘cross-species mating.' Meanwhile, people were also quick to take it to Twitter to express their disappointment over his comments. "You colossal nuance! I have never heard anything so ridiculous," wrote one, while another added, "This US pastor is a result of mental illness!"