Pastor Luke Robinson, of the Quinn Chapel in Frederick, Maryland, on Sunday, claimed that Hurricane Sandy hit New York City because Mayor Michael Bloomberg had donated $250,000 to Marylanders for Marriage Equality in October.
Pastor Robinson said Hurricane Sandy had devastated New York and New Jersey “because they have rejected the truth and the knowledge of God.”
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He made the accusation during a rally against Question 6, which would legalize gay marriage in Maryland, but did not provide any proof, reports the Washington Blade.
Pastor Robinson said: "On October 28, a storm hit New York. And one of the things that we have discussed and learned from New York is that New York is a proud city. They never close. Their sidewalks are always open. And the Bible is very clear, before a fall, pride cometh."
"So here was the mayor of New York giving a quarter of a million dollars, coming down to Maryland discussing the matter. While he’s here somebody whispers in the ear, ‘You better go back home and protect your stock because God is sending judgment.’ The thing came through the area. You have to understand the season and the time. It’s almost the end of hurricane season, but God sent one of the biggest hurricanes ever."