Al Sharpton Asks If Texas Floods Are God’s Rebuke
From the media? Crickets
Whether one believes in God or not, whenever natural disasters strike and deaths are involved, people often ask, “Why?”. They ask: “Why did this happen?”; “Why did this have to happen now?”; and sadly, “Why did ________ have to die?”
The worst response is when somebody tries to politicize such tragedies, especially in the context of assigning bad weather to an “angry God.”
Evangelical Christians such as Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell have been known to enjoy the taste of their own feet as they have, at times, pointed the finger of blame at various behaviors by people as the reason for some kind of natural disaster.
Pat Robertson, in 2012 was raked over the coals for suggesting deadly tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest could have been avoided if people had merely been more willing to pray about it. News outlets that covered it included The Huffington Post, The Daily News, The LA Times, CNN as well as left wing outlets such as Crooks & Liars, Media Matters, Raw Story and others.
Three days ago, Al Sharpton suggested the following with respect to the floods that have claimed the lives of over 20 people in Texas:
#KeepingItReal QOTD: Do you think the #TexasFlooding is related to climate control or God's rebuke?Call 8775325797 or tweet me your thoughts
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) May 27, 2015
Notwithstanding Sharpton’s concern over whether or not the citizens of Texas were spending too much time messing with their thermostats, Sharpton’s “question” is really a political statement aimed at a state that is pretty red politically. Governor Greg Abbott handily defeated Wendy Davis and ended her 15 minutes of fame. The state has two Republican Senators in Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. Former Governor Rick Perry is likely going to run for president, along with Cruz.
What other reason could Sharpton possibly have?
This is also not something that is rare for Sharpton. He has a long history of making outlandish statements and saying outrageous things. Add to that the fact that Sharpton owes $4.5 million dollars in taxes and that he helped perpetuate the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie.
It’s one thing after another with this guy and not only does he not get the media scrutiny he so richly deserves, he’s actually an advisor to President Obama. You know what they say about the company you keep.
Noticeable of course, was the lack of any coverage by mainstream media outlets. Sure it was picked up by conservative outlets such as the Washington Times, The Daily Caller and The Media Research Center but not by the Daily News nor the LA Times.
People who argue there is no bias in the media often argue it from the perspective of how an issue is covered. What they cannot or do not want to understand is that bias exists in the form of not covering an issue as well. Had this been Pat Robertson or a conservative member of Congress, we would have heard about it for days.
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What other reason?
Isn’t the Houston Mayor a lesbian?
Did she not subpoena the Houston Pastor’s sermons in an attempt to intimidate them into not criticizing her policies from the pulpit?
Remember a guy named Noah?
Sharpton was dragging a net on the bottom. That’s why he wanted people to call or tweet. Boob bait. He’ll get countless responses and he’ll mine them for $$$ or sell them or both.
Bill Nye the Superstition Guy offered the same religious crap, but in the druidic dogma of Gorebal Climate Thingy.
Al Sharpton is the good God’s punishment for coddling creeps like Al Sharpton.
Fabulous! This is the QOTD!
OK, I am not the most religious person, but I seem to remember my mother teaching me something like “Judge not, lest you be judged.” Just who the hell is Al Sharpton to ASK THIS KIND OF QUESTION? My thoughts and my prayers are with the people who have sufferred. SMH.
What does Al Sharpton have to say about:
God, Climate Change, Hurricane Katrina, and largely black New Orleans?
I checked, Luke, Rev.Tawana is on the same page as RFK,jr. in blaming George W. Bush for ALL of the above. (*And far, FAR more, of course!!*)
Blood Bruthas of Integrity,’Yo.
Did ole Alley Walley jump on the blame Bush bandwagon in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? Hell yes. Seems to me that he was one of the biggest leaders of the pack, saying that Bush and Cheney had a weather machine that, they turned on whenever the black man got uppity. Not my words, his.
NASA blames El Niño … sounds like a Mexican invasion caused by Obama’s open border policy. God Bless Texas.
God is indeed punishing US … how else do we get race hustler Sharpton as the right hand man for our POTUS on race relations, scolding us about fairness. AND treasonous Hillary caught red handed a hundred times, yet still an odds on favorite for eight more years of POTUS abuse?
Only demonic powers could so bamboozle the American people. Or 60 years of organized commie/collectivist powers coordinating an assault, and a complacent and drugged citizenry.
Now revealed is a racist Marxist president, community organizing race wars right from the White House, with the Obama Doctrine of “God Damn America”. Which God was Rev. Wright praying to with that request? Seems to be the liberation theology god of riot and hate.
So what were Hurricane Katrina, the AIDS crisis, Ebola crisis, and California earthquakes?
When that lying, thieving punk pays all his back taxes, maybe I will care about what he has to say.* Until then, all I want to hear out of his mouth is when he plans to pay them.
* Okay, not really, but he should still pay them.
It’s wrong for Robertson and other white preachers to do it, but it’s cool when Sharpton does it. Black folks do everything cool.
Hey Al, I think you got something in your eye.
Revrund Tawana Sharpton: How’s that pesky ankle your daughter is demanding N.Y. City pay her $5-Million Bucks’fo??
It’s sad we have had some deaths from these storms and resultant floods. My condolences to the families.
However, as I and others here have posted, storms like this are part of the normal weather pattern in Texas. Indeed, when I was living in Houston in the ’80s, we had a storm with much more rain (20+ inches in 24 hours, not 20 inches over the course of a month) and it landed right on the area where the rice paddies had been replaced by housing developments. It was days before the water drained away, because the land there is nearly at sea level.
And there are some very strong positives to the heavy rains, although Texas actually needs more:
“The aquifer level at the J-17 index well in Bexar County rose about seven feet since Wednesday, from 646.5 feet above sea level to 653.6 feet on Monday — the highest since a level of 654.18 feet was recorded June 17, 2013. That rise came after a mammoth rainstorm that hit Memorial Day weekend. Over the past six months, the aquifer has risen 23.2 feet.”
“But officials of the Edwards Aquifer Authority said the agency would likely remain in Stage 2 of its pumping restrictions for a while. The 10-day average reading Monday was 649 feet, a foot below the Stage 2 trigger level.”
When I was a kid, I heard my grandfather say that he used to joke about wishing for rain. He said he wanted it for his youngest son (my uncle), because, as he explained, “I’ve seen rain.”
So when is the LSM going to give him the treatment they gave Pat Robertson over claims that hurricanes were punishment for sin????
I figured that’s what the California drought was.
When Al’s daughter ‘hurt’ her ankle stepping on a crack to break an owner’s financial back-that must be black liberation theology.
That would be “Reverend” Al Sharpton. Thus, proper attribution renders the question asked and answered.
(Psst, hey, Rev, hope your daughter’s ankle is mending nicely and put in a word for me with the Big Guy. Thx.)
Not Climate Change, Global Warming, or any of the other buzz words for this progressive fantasy, but “Climate Control”?
Climate control is a setting on your air conditioner, Al. Man cannot control the weather.
You know, Al, for a make-believe “Reverend” you really are one dumb sumbich.
If someone on the left says something utterly stupid, as in this statement from Sharpton, the media ignores it – totally. It never happened. If someone on the left says something fairly stupid, as is usually done, the media defends it with word contortions. It’s why the disaster of Obamacare is the fault of the GOP. Because they won’t fix it, even though none of them voted for it.