A Church of England bishop has claimed that last week’s flooding in the north of England was God’s judgment on our sinful ways. “We are reaping the consequences of our moral degradation, as well as the environmental damage that we have caused,” said Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle. He singled out the Government’s backing of gay rights as a key factor “of a general scene of permissiveness”.
Does he seriously believe sexual practices of which he does not approve have an adverse effect on the weather? Does he think extra-marital sex contributes to global warming? This bishop sounds like he’s been dreamed up by Richard Dawkins, as proof that superstitious moralising and shoddy science, are the core business of religion.
How nice to see more humourous homophobia from the church.
As a Christian I’m sorry that he’s said such nonsense. As a gay man I’m saddened that he’s allowed to say these things and not get sacked.