God Reigns, God Rains
While speaking at a ProLife Legislative Banquet California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R) seemed to blame her state’s severe drought on the fact that it is not ProLife:
“Texas was in a long period of drought until Governor Perry signed the fetal pain bill,” she told the audience. “It rained that night. Now God has his hold on California.” [http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/06/10/california-assemblywoman-drought-represents-gods-wrath-abortion/]
She back peddled from her statement on her FB page—“Is this drought caused by God? Nobody knows. But biblical history shows a consequence to man’s actions”—, but still raises an interesting point. The problem is she draws the wrong conclusion from it: Yes, human action has consequences, but the actions that have lead to California’s drought probably have more to do with global warming and resource mismanagement than with abortion.
And what about Texas? Sure the drought was broken, but only to be replaced by life threatening floods. And all this while the state strives to make abortion all but illegal. Does this mean God is prochoice? After all there is no drought in Massachusetts, and that state supports a woman’s right to choose.
Just as we encourage politicians to avoid using Hitler and the Nazis when speaking of their opponents in their speeches, I suggest we urge them to avoid using God as well. Giving up on both Hitler and God may leave some politicians with nothing to say, but that is probably a good thing.