Tags: westboro | tornado | blame | durant | collins

Westboro Tornado Blame: NBA's Durant, Gay Collins Brought God's Wrath

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:15 AM

By Alexandra Ward

The Westboro Baptist Church has blamed the deadly Oklahoma tornado on NBA player Jason Collins' recent declaration that he's gay.

Fred Phelps Jr., son of Westboro minister and founder Fred Phelps, took to Twitter Tuesday to point the finger at Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant. Phelps believes Monday's tornado was the result of God's fury over Durant voicing his support for Collins' coming out last month.

Latest: Is Obama in Cover-Up on Benghazi? Vote Here









This isn't the first time a natural disaster has been pinned on the gay community. In 2012, right-wing Christian preacher John McTernan blamed Hurricane Sandy on LGBT people and President Barack Obama's backing of gay marriage.

It also isn't the only explanation floating around for the tornado. Radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones detailed his theory as to what caused the tornado on his radio show Tuesday. Jones explained that the natural disaster could have been a "weather weapon" controlled by the government, which "can create and steer groups of tornadoes."

Urgent: Is Obamacare Hurting Your Wallet? Vote in Poll

Related stories:

Westboro Baptist Church's Facebook Hacked 

Westboro Extremists To Picket Boston Marathon Bombing Funerals 

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Suge Knight a Fatal Hit-and-Run Suspect After Parking Lot Crash

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 07:35 AM

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is being questioned in a homicide after the Death Row Records founder turned himself into . . .

Brad Culpepper, Disabled NFL Player, Sued for Being 'Survivor'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 07:10 AM

Former NFL player Brad Culpepper is being sued by an insurance company that claims he faked injuries from his football p . . .

Binge-Watching TV Associated with Depression, Say Experts

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 07:08 AM

Binge-watching TV may seem like a great way to relax, but a new study found that it could be a sign you're depressed and . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved