Far right pastor Rick Joyner is no stranger to controversy. The preacher is best known for his wild claims, conspiracy theories, and downright nonsense.
And in most cases, he manages to perform all his hat tricks as offensively as possible. On Wednesday, he took to Facebook to declare the real reason why Hurricane Florence is currently devastating North Carolina.
The people who live there are sinful because abortion is legal in America.
Joyner riffs off a Washington Post editorial that points out Trump’s role in the fight against climate change and says he’s complicit in the ongoing series of natural disasters that have hit the nation repeatedly over the past few years.
“I read where the Washington Post is blaming the storm on President Trump,” Joyner said. “You gotta be kidding me. How crazy can you be? They were literally saying, ‘He has to take the blame for this storm because of his belief on climate change, or lack of belief in climate change’ … All this does is make the climate change people look like bigger nuts than ever.”
“More than dumping too much CO2 into the air or anything else, the scripture makes it clear what causes these things,” Joyner added. “It is sin. Sin, which is clearly defined in scripture. One of the worst things we could do to bring a curse on a nation is the shedding of innocent blood. What could be more innocent than the unborn? And look at what America is doing.”
Someone looks like they’re trying to be a bigger nut than ever before, but it’s hard to top his claim that Jesus once teleported him (and his car) to a different city.
“That has happened to me one time. I really got physically translated with my car and was zapped right to a place,” he said. “It was physically impossible for that to have happened otherwise. I went somewhere that would have taken two hours by travel; I was there instantly. I didn’t even tell anybody about that for years because I thought no one would believe me.”