Anti-gay film star claims hurricanes are sent by God for ‘humility, awe and repentance’

Kirk Cameron

A former child film star and evangelical Trump supporter has claimed that hurricane Harvey and Irma are messages from God.

Kirk Cameron is one of many evangelicals to claim that the two hurricanes which have brought disaster across America are a sign on religious vexation.

Speaking in a Facebook live video, Cameron skipped any reasonable explanations for the hurricane.

Rather, he cited a passage from the Old Testament which described storms created by God as a “punishment”.

He questioned: “How should we look at two giant hurricanes coming back to back like this?”

“Do we write them off as coincidence? Do we write it off as a statistical anomaly? Wow! Who would’ve thought? Is it just Mother Nature in a bad mood?”

In the video, which has been seen hundreds of thousands of times, Cameron added that the weather was a signal of “humility, awe and repentance”.

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He said: “When he puts his power on display, it’s never without reason.

“There’s a purpose. And we may not always understand what that purpose is, but we know it’s not random and we know that weather is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe and repentance.”

Cameron added that the hurricanes should be a reminder that “it’s God who supplies our life, breath and everything else.”

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He finished the video by asking viewers to explain to children that the storms, which have killed numerous people and caused major trauma, are a reminder from God.

“Remind them that God is the blessed controller of all things.

“He is the one who gives us peace, security and strength in the midst of the storm and that he uses this to point us to him and to his care for us,” he added.