American televangelists aren’t the only ones capable of the most absurd and unhinged remarks. Australia too has its own wingnuts. Take for instance the Aussie pastor who insists that the devastating floods that have ravaged that country are the fault of the policies of Kevin Rudd.
A CHRISTIAN pastor has blamed Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd for the floods devastating Queensland. That’s because Mr Rudd “spoke against Israel” in December 2010, Daniel Nalliah from the Catch the Fire Ministries has written on his website. “It is very interesting that Kevin Rudd is from Queensland. Is God trying to get our attention? I believe so,” he said. Mr Rudd, during a visit to Israel in December, called on the Jewish state to allow international inspectors into its nuclear facilities. He also called for a halt to the construction of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Mr Nalliah said every time America went against Israel there was “disaster in the land.” He sees the Queensland floods as a parallel.
If that were true and if criticizing Israeli policy brought down the wrath of God, I’d have been wiped out ages ago. But God isn’t a Christian Zionist, in spite of the maniacs who think so. Shouldn’t there be something clicking in the brains of these guys that they aren’t quite as able to discern the plan and purpose of God as they like to think? Sometimes a flood is just a flood and sometimes what God permits isn’t an act of judgment at all. Anyway, thanks to Jason Turner on FB for the tip.