The Russian Fred Phelps


American bigots love to claim that every bad thing that happens in or to the United States is God punishing the country for tolerating gay people. Now a Russian journalist is making that same argument about the meteor strike in Chelyabinsk earlier this year.

A Russian TV host warned viewers that the Chelyabinsk meteor strike, which happened back in February, was caused by gay people.

Journalist Arkady Mamontov (pictured) said on his program Special Correspondent that the fall of the Chelyabinsk meteorite was punishment against Russia for tolerating LGBT people.

Because when we think of countries that tolerate gay people, Russia is first on our list…

“This is a warning to us all that we need to preserve our traditions, the family, the traditional love, or not only the Chelyabinsk meteorite will hit us, but something bigger,” the TV troll said.

He declined to say what, exactly, that would be, but it would no doubt be very, very bad.

Then he added: “I know that sodomites — which is what they should be called, instead of ’homosexuals’ — react very painfully to this story.”

Funny how these alleged warnings from God are always in opposition to the thing that the person pretending to read the divine tea leaves are opposed to. It’s almost as if they were using God as an excuse for their bigotry or something and inventing a deity that agrees with their prejudices. Nah, couldn’t be.

Comments

  1. voidhawk says

    Were there homosexuals living at the bottom of the lake? Them sneaky gays, always in the last place you look!

  2. John Pieret says

    Oh, lookie! Mamontov and his friends share another trait with our own rabid homophobes. He aired a “documentary” which alleges Western countries are trying to create a “gay revolution” by claiming that homosexuals are oppressed in Russia.

    And guess who is funding this revolution … go ahead and guess …

    The film also alleges that conferences of the LGBT community in Russia are sponsored from abroad – in particular by the fund of American business magnate George Soros.

    http://rt.com/news/meteorite-lgbt-russia-mamontov-749/

  3. marcus says

    @3 It is only “tolerance” by comparison to what they would actually prefer to do to LGBT&A people.

  4. Michael Heath says

    Ed writes:

    Funny how these alleged warnings from God are always in opposition to the thing that the person pretending to read the divine tea leaves are opposed to. It’s almost as if they were using God as an excuse for their bigotry or something and inventing a deity that agrees with their prejudices.

    Well, the Bible provides ample arguments Christian bigots are on the side of God.

    So either the biblical god(s) don’t exist and such Christians are spouting primitive bigotry, or God isn’t on their side but proves once again to be a piss-poor communicator, or God is really evil and does want us to hate on gay people.

  5. says

    It’s weird how ambiguous gawd has become lately. In the OT, he was always showing up in person with specific instructuions: build an ark, go tell pharaoh to let my people go, take your kid up the mountain and gut him like a fish, etc.

    Now it seems all his messages just look like natural disasters that are cause by natural forces. Weird.

  6. vmanis1 says

    Not being a Christian, I’m not sure on the details, but as I understand it, God sent (or became, this is where I get hazy) a person to tell us exactly what his message was. Let me see…`Judge not, lest you be judged’…`Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’…`Let he who is without sin cast the first stone’. Not a typhoon or meteor among them. Then there was the parable of the Good Homosexual (Luke 10:29-37).

    On the other hand, maybe Katrina was punishment for the Bush/Rove demonization of marriage equality in 2004. Nah.

    Here’s a question for the Manichaeans among you: if Satan is so nasty, presumably he can send natural disasters too? And maybe even label them as `from God’? Wouldn’t that be a great way of recruiting souls to his cause. I must check for that in my copy of The Screwtape Letters.

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