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Pastor says God sparked massive fire in Chile over same-sex civil unions

Pastor Javier Soto Staff Reports

Pastor Javier Soto

Pastor Javier Soto

A Chilean pastor said God sparked a massive forest fire in the coastal city of Valparaíso over the weekend in response to lawmakers’ consideration of a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.

Pastor Javier Soto made the comments on his Facebook page, posting two photos of the blaze that ravaged the area, reports The Washington Blade.

“The order is: Put an end to the civil unions bill. This will continue if the opposite is done,” Soto wrote in a message accompanying the photos.

The fires, which broke out in the city on Saturday, have so far killed 15 people, and forced more than 10,000 to flee their homes.

Full story at The Washington Blade

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