American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer had a caller on his show on May 28 who said the massive floods in Texas could be caused by God's punishment for "witchcraft and sodomy."
The caller, "Rebecca," told Fischer that flooded parts near and in Austin, Texas, were "overrun with witchcraft and sodomy," and that Houston had an area that is like "Sodom and Gomorrah" as well as a "sodomite mayor," noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
Rebecca claimed the conservative area where she lives, between Austin and Houston, was "not underwater," partly because "we kicked out abortion."
Rebecca concluded that if God is judging parts of Texas, it's because of the "witchcraft and sodomy that we've allowed to run rampant."
"Rebecca's point is, look, if you're going to attribute what's happened, the flooding in Texas, to some kind of supernatural cause, you can make a geographical connection between the flooding and the practice of the occult and witchcraft and the embrace of homosexuality. That's where the disaster is being felt the worse, that's an interesting thing."
Fischer said he wasn't confirming that God was judging parts of Texas with floods, but claimed that God specifically destroyed the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, not the entire region, in the Bible.
"It just wiped out those two cities where homosexuality had been embraced," Fisher stated.
Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon recently told Popular Science that the flooding is "in part is attributable to El Nino."
El Nino happens when the temperature of water on the surface of the Pacific Ocean rises, which can cause weather disruption, even in far away areas.
Popular Science reports, "In the case of Texas' recent weather woes, El Nino shifted the location of the subtropical jetstream, a swiftly moving current of air in the atmosphere. The new location was further south, near where warm, moisture-laden air from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean was heading inland. The combination led to the intense thunderstorms with their attendant downpours that caused flooding in parts of the state."
While the floods have caused massive damage in Texas, Wired notes that the El Nino has ended the state's four-year shortage of water caused by a drought.
The drought was so bad that then-Republican Gov. Rick Perry declared Palm Sunday weekend in April 2011 to be "Days of Prayer for Rain," noted CNN.