Controversial Christian historian David Barton said on June 13 that bad weather could actually be caused by God's disapproval of abortion (video below).
Barton made his announcement on his "Wallbuilders Live" radio show:
Another one I’ll throw out is weather. It’s interesting in the Bible, weather patterns are often predicated on whether the people are doing the right thing or the wrong thing. And if people sin against God, then you get floods, and you get storms, you get lightning, you get hell, your crops get destroyed, you get all sorts of disasters.
Barton's co-host said that God also used droughts against people in the Bible, and noted that California is experiencing a drought.
Barton recalled that the Founding Fathers asked for God's help regarding the weather, and he tried to link legal abortion to bad weather:
Today, 52 percent of Christians think that God does a really lousy job with the weather. Well, wait a minute, Maybe it’s not his choice that is doing it. Maybe it’s our own sin or our own unrighteous policies. Maybe it’s because we love killing unborn kids, 60 million of them. Maybe God says, "I’m not going to bless your land when you’re doing it."
Barton made a similar assertion in 2013 during an interview with controversial faith healer Kenneth Copeland, noted Right Wing Watch:
A door has been opened, and we have said you know we embrace a wicked policy, okay then I'll take my hand of protection off your nation, and whap, here comes storms like we’ve never seen before, and here comes floods, and here comes climate stuff, and we can’t explain all of the hot times, and all the cold times, and too much rain, and not enough rain, and we’re flooding over here and we’ve got droughts over here.
The NASA website states: "Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities."
Barton also recalled the early days in America, before climate change science, when leaders would demand that people repent before God to change the weather:
Back in the early America days, when something like that happened, the first thing they did was issue a call for national day of repentance, humiliation, fasting and prayer. We have screwed somewhere. We gotta get God's help to get blessings back on this nation, and they would humble themselves before God. And today we’re saying "Oh no, it’s global warming." No, we opened a door that lost God’s protection over our environment and that’s our choice.