Friday, July 19, 2013

Bob Thiel: Gay Marriage Is Causing East Coast Heatwave



Bob Thiel, the non-ordained self-appointed false prophet, Chief Overseer of the ContinuingEd Church of God, and worlds greatest authority on Mayan silliness has made another bold prophetic utterance.  I continue to be amazed and in awe of the awesomeness of these COG cult leaders who think they speak and act for what ever it is they call god.

The Eastern U.S. has been hit with oppressive heat recently.  It is now moving in "reverse" and into the Midwest.  This phenomenon happens occasionally and is a natural part of the weather pattern in the United States.  While most weather patterns move West to East, this current heat wave is moving Westward.

There is a reason for that, at least according to "Boob" Thiel.  The recent approval of allowing gay marriage has caused this.  The prophet writes:

Could the extreme weather be at all related to the growing legal acceptance of homosexual marriage and other abominations in the USA?

What does the Bible teach?

The Bible, in several places, ties weather issues to Sodom and Gomorrah, cities that were destroyed for sins such as their sexual immorality:
7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (Jude 7)
6…the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly (2 Peter 2:6)

Like any good Armstrongite trained at the feet of Rod Meredith,  sex has to be involved.

However, Bob conveniently ignores the other scriptures that describe the "sin of Sodom." Those descriptions describe exactly present day Armstrongism!

"'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
Sodom's sins were pride, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door.
Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.
"Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, plenty of food, and comfortable security, but didn't support the poor and needy.
Look! This was the sin of your sister Sodom and her daughters: Pride, too much food, undisturbed peace, and failure to help the poor and needy.
"'See here--this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters had majesty, abundance of food, and enjoyed carefree ease, but they did not help the poor and needy.
This is what your sister Sodom has done wrong. She and her daughters were proud that they had plenty of food and had peace and security. They didn't help the poor and the needy.
Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom, pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom: pride, fulness of bread, and prosperous ease was in her and in her daughters; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
Behold this was the iniquity of Sodom thy sister, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance, and the idleness of her, and of her daughters: and they did not put forth their hand to the needy, and to the poor.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom: pride, fulness of bread, and careless ease was in her and in her daughters, but she did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
English Revised Version
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom; pride, fulness of bread, and prosperous ease was in her and in her daughters; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice rebuttal Gary. On top of that the Sodom story is not a story about a whole gay town raping angels. It is a hospitality tale . Lot must have forget they were all gay when he wanted to turn his daughter over to the crowd, "to do with as you wish for she has never known a man," That part rarely makes it into articles and sermons.

and...if Lot can make it into Hebrews 11, all of us here will! dd

Douglas Becker said...

One must assume that the false prophets of the Cult of Herbert Armstrong are responsible for natural disasters.

Specifically, which natural disaster was Thiel responsible for when God got so angry that He took it out on the innocent populace instead of Thiel?

False prophets have the death penalty as the judgment against them, but that doesn't mean that they won't suffer plagues too!

Anonymous said...

Well in Melbourne Australia yesterday (18/7) we experienced our hottest July day in 40 years reaching a top of 23 deg celsius when the mean max temp for July is 13.5!! It was absolutely splendid to feel a burst of summer in the middle of winter!! :-) Of course that was before a cold front made its way towards us in the late afternoon dropping the temp by 10 deg & bucketing down--4 seasons & all!! :-) I don't think the meteorologists were able to pinpoint any specific infraction on the part of any Melbournian on the radar as THE single cause for this anomalous weather pattern. But I for 1 was happy while it lasted! Thank you God! :-) (Matthew 5:45)

Anonymous said...

Sadly, some people obsess about the gay population.
Gays have been around since time immemorial, and many have been great contributors throughout history.

Why anyone should give a rat's ass about what what people do in the privacy of their bedroom speaks to the fact that problems exist in the minds of these self-righteous bible-thumping busybodies.

As if Jesus condemned the gays.
As if, indeed.

Anonymous said...

Lot must have been a real asshole, to do such a horrible thing.
(Just another of the Bible's "salty tales", though.)

Head Usher said...

Oh, I do just love the cause-and-effect relationships stitched together by Armstrongism's fanatics.

Joe Moeller said...

One of the things that I believe gives credibility to the Bible is that ALL of its "heroes" are flawed men, and are subject to sin, downfall and big mistakes. This is the reality of all men, and the Bible holds this true.

Whether they be Abraham, Lot, Moses, David, Peter, Paul.

There is hope then for me!

Joe Moeller
Cody, WY

DennisCDiehl said...

Bob...since you lurk here no doubt, at least do you and all you hardly effect a favor and get the story of Sodom straight.


http://ezinearticles.com/?Getting-Sodom-Straight:&id=93722

Anonymous said...

File this one away with when Gerald Flurry's people said that Hurricane Katrina came ashore to PUNISH everyone in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and their annual Pride Parade.

Steve Kisack said...

I think it's funny when the rest of the country experiences the same kind of heat we experience down here in Houston for at least 6 to 7 months out of the year for the past 30 plus years I've been living here. I guess the false profits of Armstrong think we are the greatest "sinners" of all. Ha!

Corky said...

Trying to predict the future is a form of witchcraft and there is a warning about "wizards that peep and mutter" in Isaiah 8:19. Using prophecy as a crystal ball to foretell the future is why the cults have been 100% wrong 100% of the time.

Oh, that's right, we're talking about a current heat wave, not Sodom's heat wave...which seems to be a little different, somehow...Oh, yeah, Sodom was destroyed by a fire from the sky etc. and had nothing to do with the weather.

C'mon Thiel, it's summertime, sometimes there are heat waves in the summer. I don't why, they just happen...maybe global warming? Has anyone ever noticed that the stock market crash of '29 caused a drought in Oklahoma? Just wondered...

NO2HWA said...

I know for a fact that Bob reads here. He also has used many of my leads as background for his blog entries.

Anonymous said...

What will 'Boob' say in August and September when California bakes in it's usual heat?

Bob continues to make himself look like a fool.

DennisCDiehl said...

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy SISTER Sodom: pride, fulness of bread, and careless ease was in HER and in HER DAUGHTERS, but SHE did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy."

Boy, that's a lot of feminine words for a totally gay town! I guess they were all lesbians and stayed home that day not knowing they could have had Lot's daughter!

Boy...can you imagine the tension at dinner that night at Lot's house???? "So Mr. Lot..., said Mrs. Lot, "you wanna explain that give Naoimi to the guys to do what they want because so far we have managed to keep her safe and pure? Pass the salt jerk." :)

Byker Bob said...

Ya think Thiel,still believes that giving homosexuals hormones will turn them straight?

BB

Retired Prof said...

Thiel's god seems pretty indiscriminate. A few gays get it on, so this god raises the thermostat in their whole jurisdiction.

Seems to me he could minimize injustice and conserve resources by punishing the specific individuals who commit the offenses, the way our court system is designed to do. If the Abrahamic weather-god does it that way, and if he uses lightning to smite offenders, he must think Americans have been getting less sinful, not more. Check out this report from the CDC:

"From 1968 to 2010, deaths from lightning in the United States decreased by 78.6% among males and 70.6% among females. During this 43-year period, a total of 3,389 deaths from lightning were recorded, an average of 79 per year. The highest yearly total of deaths from lightning (131) was recorded in 1969, and the lowest total (29)was recorded in 2008 and again in 2010. During the period, 85% of lightning deaths were among males."

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6228a6.htm?s_cid=mm6228a6_x