Pastor claims Hurricane Harvey was God’s punishment for Texas failure to pass anti-LGBT law

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Well, we all knew it would happen.

A pastor with ties to GOP Senator Ted Cruz has claimed that Hurricane Harvey was a ‘punishment’ from God for Texas rejecting an anti-trans law.

Pastor Kevin Swanson made the shocking assertion as Texas continues to be crippled in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which has seen thousands displaced from their homes and at least 31 deaths.

In the wake of the hurricane record rainfall has caused catastrophic floods across Texas and Louisiana.

It has been most severe in Houston, the fourth-biggest city in the US.

Following the disaster, Swanson linked the hurricane to the state’s recent failure to pass an anti-transgender law.

Pastor claims Hurricane Harvey was God’s punishment for Texas failure to pass anti-LGBT law

Earlier this month the Governor of Texas admitted that proposals for an anti-trans bill are dead, following opposition from Democrats and moderate Republicans.

Speaking on his Generations radio show about the Hurricane, Swanson claimed: “Just last week the state of Texas failed to pass a bill patterned after the North Carolina bathroom bill that would have prevented cross-dressing men from using women’s restrooms in the state of Texas.

“Two Republicans would not allow the bill on the floor, they wanted to encourage the abomination of men attempting to dress like women in the state of Texas.

“They were gung-ho to support this abominable activity in the state of Texas.

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