It’s a truism that when something terrible happens, be it terrorism or a natural disaster, certain wingnut Christians will declare it to be an act of judgment by a loving God, as a comeuppance for some sin or another. Hurricane Katrina? Gays. Those awful tornados in Joplin, Missouri, a few years back? Gays and abortion and porno. Hurricane Matthew? Totally the fault of Orlando and Savannah, which are known sanctuary cities for gays. Haiti earthquake? God’s judgment against voodoo doers who do voodoo. 9/11? Gay abortion pagan feminists. Family Research Council hate group leader Tony Perkins losing his Louisiana house in terrible floods? Totally random. (How’d that one get in there? Our bad.)
Anyway, Pat Robertson and Jim Bakker (who advanced some of the theories above, or others just like that!) are at it again, explaining why terrorism happened to Manchester and London, and their explanation is basically, “bitches be askin’ for God’s wrath to rain down on them, probably because they were dressed like sluts.” Or something.
Here’s Jim Bakker on the Manchester victims, some of them children, who just wanted to go see Ariana Grande and have fun that night:
What was the name of that concert? ‘Dangerous Woman concert.’ […] they literally invited these kinds of things to happen. They almost cursed themselves with this concert. I tell you what, God’s not going to put up with mockery. ‘Be not deceived, God is not mocked.’
It was the “Dangerous Woman Tour,” and we guess in Bakker’s mind all those people were mocking God at that concert (which sounds a lot like NASTY WOMAN TOUR to Jim Bakker) by crucifying unborn babies while wearing short skirts and making lesbian to each other, all while checking UberEats to see if they can get #Pizzagate delivered to their houses, instead of going to Christlike Lady Tour, which involves no singing, no dancing, and certainly no talking, because ladies aren’t supposed to do those things.