News Al Sharpton: Callers believe Texas floods were God's punishment

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    Why did the heavens drown parts of Texas with their watery wrath? The Reverend Al Sharpton said some of his followers suggested it's a punishment from God—that "we've done it to ourselves."

    On his syndicated radio show "Keepin' It Real," Sharpton said Tuesday that many of his callers interpreted the Texas downpours that swamped cities across the state this week, flooding homes and killing at least 13, as divine rebuke.

    "Some people said that they felt that the world had lost its morals, that homosexuality and same-sex marriage, which I support, caused it," Sharpton said in an interview. "Many called and said they thought that was absurd, that it was science. My position is that science is right."

    Of course, devastating floods have a sure Biblical ring. But for many it also fits the picture of Climate Change. While scientists remain unsure of the precise consequences of humanity's past centuries putting greenhouse gasses in the air, almost all of them agree it will lead to change.

    Were the Texas storms a manifestation of that change? Texas' state climatologist told the Texas Tribune it seemed likely. Others call it standard severe weather in long term cycles, strengthened by an exceptional El Niño (then again, published research predicts a changing climate will bring stronger El Niños more frequently).

    Sharpton said that after callers made the suggestion, his producer posted a tweet encouraging others to weight in Tuesday during the show:

    #KeepingItReal QOTD: Do you think the #TexasFlooding is related to climate control or God's rebuke?Call 8775325797 or tweet me your thoughts

    — Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) May 27, 2015

    That tweet prompted a lengthy list of angry replies.

    Sharpton said he believes the storms are prompted by climate change, which he considers different from divine rebuke.

    "I think that God created nature and nature cannot be offset by human behavior," he said. "I do believe that we live with the results of some bad decisions we make in terms of how we treat the earth, but I don't believe that's God's rebuke."

    http://www.chron.com/houston/article/Al-Sharpton-suggests-Texas-floods-were-God-s-6292041.php
     
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    Yes Sharpton is a clown
     
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    If he was anymore of a clown, he would have red oversized shoes and a squirting flower.

    Climate Control? The moron cant even get that right. Imbecile We Much.

    Here is an indisputable truth: If you are on the same side of an argument as Al Sharpton, you are on the wrong side. Always.
     
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    Be nice if god would send some of that water to California as they can use it.
     
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    Maybe it's God punishing Al and holding him accountable on Earth for having a daughter trying to steal from people with an insurance scam and Al is supposed to be a man of God and raised his kids better then to just want to get rich

    Bet he never considered that angle
     
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    No one claims this clown bro
     
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    Al is a smart and plays both sides. He quietly supports the gay community, while not speaking out for support loudly it in the communities he claims to represent.
     
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    Well, one guy claims that clown......

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    it's tears for BB King
     
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    there be all kinds of folks who think the will of god is causing shit to happen in their lives

    they probably mean well
     
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    I hope they find that mother and kids ok, against all odds.
    Hearing the father talk about his conversation with teenage daughter on the phone while being swept away just killed me today.
     
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    Shame about that one blonde who went missing, she's fucking hot.

    As far as Al's followers do they believe the same about New Orleans and Katrina?
     
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    Usually I don't have the nerve to correct you, but you omitted several words--greasy-headed, mush-mouthed,

    Yes, Sharptpn is a greasy-headed, mush-mouthed clown.
     
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    Another thing, if Al hates the white man so much how come he straightens his hair like that? :scratch:
     
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    Hus only thought is how he can milk some money and tv time out of this flood situation.
     
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    Who dat? Damn man she is hot!
     
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    Sharpton is a hack. He can't even make up his own bullshit. Pat Robertson already tried that one with the earthquake in Haiti and on Hurricane Katrina. He said that Katrina was rebuke from God over abortion. His stance on Haiti was pretty funny though.

     
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    Al's not doing to bad for himself. Tell me she isn't attracted to $$$$
     
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    His girlfriend Aisha McShaw. She's in her 30's.