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When disaster strikes, a certain ilk of religious “thinkers” are prone to issuing statements about how it’s their God’s way of showing us/the victims how there’s been sinning by <insert action here, usually supporting LGBT rights and/or abortion, but occasionally just having non-acceptable beliefs or consorting with non-believers, plus there’s the catch-all “turning away from God”>.

The religious mouthpieces–and they come in different faiths–are willing to publicize any catastrophe, natural or man-made as

God’s punishment

for misbehaving, which is utterly gross, insensitive, repulsive and kinda makes their version of God look like a really petty, insecure jerk–negative advertising at its worse.

But when a disaster–like last night’s potentially lethal explosion in Times Square–is averted, where are the religious spokespeople?

Are they pointing out the goodness of the citizens of New York who recognize same sex marriages performed in other states?

Are they celebrating the righteousness of Manhattanites and tourists who drink, fornicate and attend the theater?

Are they recognizing that God blessed and saved thousands last night, some of whom might be atheists and/or gay, may have had abortions and may not be not of the faith condoned by the religious spokesperson?

Are they seeing last night as proof that America is actually made up of a pretty decent bunch of people, “sinners” or not?

How do the self-righteous explain last night?

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.