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God destroys home of anti-gay leader Tony Perkins in flood of ‘biblical proportions’

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Tony Perkins speaks to CBS News (screen grab)

Tony Perkins, president of the anti-gay Christian group Family Research Council, revealed this week that his home and been destroyed in a flood “of near biblical proportions.”

During a Monday broadcast on Family Research Council radio, Perkins called in from Louisiana to explain that he and his family had escaped his flooded home in a canoe.

“This is a flood, I would have to say, of near biblical proportions,” the Christian lobbyist announced.

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Perkins said that he and his family were new living off of “God’s provisions,” and had relocated to their RV, which had been spared.

While Perkins claimed that the flood brought him blessings from God, Christian leaders have often had much different reactions to other natural disasters.

After Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005, televangelist Pat Robertson suggested that God was punishing the country for legalized abortion and Megachurch Pastor John Haggee declared that God had sent the floods to stop a Gay Pride parade.

Listen to the audio below from Family Research Council.

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