A fundamentalist Christian minister has become the first to link Hurricane Sandy to marriage equality and the "homosexual agenda."
Gay Star News first reported on Monday that Defend and Proclaim the Faith ministries founder John McTernan had posted on his blog that Hurricane Sandy is proof that "God is systematically destroying America."
"If you add the area of the drought and now the hurricane together, it would be about 80 percent of the country!" the preacher wrote. "As I said, the Holy God of Israel is systematically destroying America right before our eyes."
He continued: "Just last August, Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans seven years later, on the exact day of Hurricane Katrina. Both hit during the week of the homosexual event called Southern Decadence in New Orleans!"
McTernan noted that "God's judgement" began 21 years ago, on October 20, 1991 when President H.W. Bush initiated the Madrid Conference to negotiate peace between Israel and Palestine.
"Twenty-one years breaks down to 7 x 3, which is a significant number with God. Three is perfection as the Godhead is three in one while seven is perfection," he explained. "It appears that God gave America 21 years to repent of interfering with His prophetic plan for Israel; however, it has gotten worse under all the presidents and especially Obama. Obama is 100 percent behind the Muslim Brotherhood which has vowed to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem."
The Christian leader warned that even electing Mitt Romney might not save the country from God's wrath because both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee supported LGBT rights.
"Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda," McTernan insisted. "America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!"
Watch this 2010 video of McTernan blaming LGBT rights for earlier disasters.