Potential Republican Texas Senate Candidate David Barton Claims Abortion Leads to Climate Change

david-bartonWell, we finally have a far-right conservative who will admit that climate change is indeed caused by humans.  Except it’s not for the reasons that you, I and the vast majority of the scientific community believe.

See, David Barton (a potential GOP candidate for United States Senator in Texas) believes that abortion is causing climate change:

“You open the door to killing, it’s got a lot of different manifestations… Whap, here comes storms like we’ve never seen before and here comes floods and here comes climate stuff that we can’t explain; all of the hot times and all the cold times and not enough rain and too much rain and we’re flooding over here and we’ve got droughts over here–and today we’re saying ‘oh no, it’s global warming.’ No, we opened a door that lost God’s protection over our environment and that’s our choice.”

Yeah, that’s really what he said.  Not something taken from The Onion or some other satirical site.

And let me repeat, this man is seriously considering a run at becoming a United States Senator.

My question is, how weak do these people believe God is?  Apparently they believe God is so weak that instead of just wiping us all off the face of the planet for “smiting” him, He would go through the gradual (though rapidly increasing) process of climate change?

I also love how these radicals act as if the United States is the only nation on this earth.  As if the United States allowing something is the determining factor for all humankind.  It’s just ridiculous.

Gay marriage is another issue these people claim will “doom the United States.”  Yet they ignore the fact that for nearly a decade same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada and they’re doing just fine.

And what’s really ironic is that many parts of the United States that have been experiencing record tornadoes, drought, floods or other freak storms are almost always states which are strongly conservative.

I just think it’s absolutely hilarious — and a bit terrifying — that millions of people either deny climate change altogether or believe that it’s “God’s wrath” for allowing things like abortion or marriage equality for homosexuals.

Forget our nation’s history of slavery, genocide, war or violence—abortion and gay marriage will finally be the tipping point that triggers the wrath of God!

It’s just impossible to take these people seriously.  And the fact of the matter is, we really shouldn’t.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • chris

    an angry sky-god did this?

    • Quebarbera!

      Ahahaha! Love it!

  • Danny Higgins

    They refuse to accept God’s answer on abortion after spend millions of dollars and hours praying for him to stop it…40 years of time and money..and God continues to answer them that he cannot control self-will or human actions.

    • Matt Begley

      … or no gods exist.

    • Quebarbera!

      Wha…? God’s answer … ??!! Are you serious, or are you being ironic? This is the 21st century, not the Middle Ages. We now know that the sun doesn’t revolve around the Earth. We now know that there’s no god up there meting out punishment on we earthlings. The only ones who can control ‘human actions’ are individual human beings. But if you’re still stuck in superstition mode from another era, perhaps you should consider not making a fool of yourself by posting nonsense on this site.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        tea party stuck in VOO DOO……………… religion is for lemmings

      • Quebarbera!

        I agree!

      • Danny Higgins

        Exactly…..read my flippant remark for what it is…those that DO believe there is a god…that keep praying for him to stop abortions…cannot see that after 40 years either 1. there is no god..2. he doesn’t care or agrees that abortion is ok..or..3. they haven’t read the bible to see that he cannot control/change human self will. They are idiots and full of deniel.

      • Quebarbera!

        Uh, who’s ‘he’, and who is ‘deniel’? … some biblical figure?

  • Paul Keller

    Thomas Jefferson would have beat the living hell out of this clown.

    • Trumbull Desi

      With the constitution.

  • Jeff Childers

    Worth noting that Barton heads up Wall Builders, one of *the* right’s go to sources for Christian Nation source information, none of it properly vetted of course but who cares about that?

    He’s been leading a charge to re-write history books, no surprise he’s from our dear home state.

    • Matt Begley

      He’s also real big on revisionist history… he’s a fucking sociopath.

  • Darkthunder

    I rarely agree with Republican statements, but here I find myself in total agreement:

    If fewer people are born, that means less children grow up to become adults. In turn, less adults will be around to buy cars, and generate polution. Which means, a reduction in fossil fuel usage and a reduction in greenhouse gasses. So yes, Abortion leads to Climate Change. In a good way 🙂

    • regressive rightwing trash


    • Mike Perry

      Touché my friend.

    • Matt Begley

      And post birth abortions on idiots like this wouldn’t hurt mother nature’s feelings at all, or mine.

    • Quebarbera!

      Tell me you’re joking please, Darkthunder … or is it Bleakblunder?

      • Darkthunder

        You’re a few months late to the party.

      • Quebarbera!

        Oh, you mean you have changed your views, or suddenly learned how to think logically and express yourself clearly? Perhaps you were stoned at the ‘party’ … not a bad excuse, I suppose. But if you’re now clear-headed, you might want to give another try at expressing your views. Careful now…

      • Quebarbera!

        Never too late to make a point, honey.

    • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

      But then you’d have to believe that contraception is ok and it should be provided to those who can’t afford it if you really want to keep our nation or our world clean. So then we need a law that we can not have any more children? Then we can wipe OURSELVES off of the earth. Just wondering?

  • Michael Shortt

    what an asshole, clowns like this is why the republican party looks like a collection of turds. Until these fools separate their fairy tales from their government, we are destined
    to be governed by socialist liberals.

    • Matt Begley

      You say that like it’s a bad thing?

      • Michael Shortt

        I guess if you’re a lazy, stupid loser with nothing going for you, being a socialist liberal is a step up.

      • jjcomet

        i.e., it’s a step up from conservatism?

      • Harry

        Hey teatard, your fox news talking point cliches have expired. Tune into fox and fascists, they will tell you what you new opinion will be.

      • Matt Begley

        I own my own business, 2 of them actually, a $500,000 home overlooking the bay, paid off, and date beautiful intelligent women half my age. Im livin’ the dream… I’ve also earned 3 college degrees. So yes, I fully support this nation as it was intended to be by the enlightened liberal founders. If you don’t like Democratic Socialism, you don’t like America. Remember, don’t use the interstate freeways or international airports or railroads. Don’t call the fire department if your home is burning or the police when some teenager kicks your ass and don’t collect social security. These are all examples of Democratic Socialism. And it is most certainly a step above the “Free Market” (unregulated corporate greed at it’s worst) which has dragged this nation down to it’s current level. The Teabagger controlled GOP idea of restoring an America that never actually existed is just more delusional, regressive, dominionist bullshit.

      • Quebarbera!

        Bravo Matt! You tell him!
        Your being so cute, well-established, well-educated, humble, patriotic, enlightened and all, I’m delighted to know you’re also getting laid by women half your age. Yup, livin’ the dream, for sure, man. God forbid the thought of a well-set-up guy like you having to date women your own age 😮 Yech! That would be a rude reward!

      • Quebarbera!

        Get real!

      • Quebarbera!

        Wow, yeah… I can tell you’re well-read, open-minded, and politically astute. Too bad you’re a lazy, stupid loser with nothing going for you.

    • Quebarbera!

      Seems to me Barton is not too much different from the rest of the twits representing the Republican party. It’s quite humorous how these guys so naturally bring about their own demise, as if they were under the spell of some weird religious cult leader dictating nonsense to them until they’re brainwashed into believing it. Oh, and as far as ‘their government’ is concerned, I fear the concept of government is no longer foremost in their minds, if it ever was. Their heads are so filled with bizarre concepts which they continually reinforce in their brother cult members’ minds that there’s no brain room left for thinking logically. Let’s face it, these goofs no longer have any credibility; that is, if they ever had any in the first place. What a sorry lot, but at the same time, they’re the best thing that could happen for the sane party. How ironic! Such poetic justice!

  • eberrywagner

    Love your articles, Allen. I am a huge fan. I guess that’s not only because you are a very good writer but because I agree with your viewpoints. You bring the right wing wackos (if you say that like elmer fudd it is white wing wackos) out into the town square and people need as much enlightenment as we can give! Thank you!

  • disqus_cN1MY6g5YO

    Would love for him to tell that to Neil Degrasse Tyson. Keep him away from young children. This man is seriously demented!!!

  • chris

    I believe that this line of thinking is what eventually led to the inquisition during the middle ages when the pelage started.

  • theoldsheepherder

    Shower him in Koch cash and dim wits will become inspired by his insight. He will loose miserably in the election but it will be all the fault of the Rhinos who aren’t conservative enough who gave the election away to the Libtards. Yea right. It has nothing to do with running mentally unstable candidates describing their delusions.

  • pixeloid

    “Yet they ignore the fact that for nearly a decade same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada and they’re doing just fine.”
    Not so fine. It’s turning their mayors into crackheads!

    • outtahere

      Washington, DC had that problem many years ago. What was the excuse then?

      • pixeloid

        Don’t remember. I think the society-destroying scourges back then were Dungeons & Dragons and heavy metal music.

  • Toffer99

    What a fool, everyone knows that gay people cause climate change, and abortion causes atheism.

    • Mar Sulkowski


    • Quebarbera!

      Chuckle, chuckle… naughty boy!

  • FD Brian

    I hope he comes to my town so I can buy a bottle of his magic elixir to cure my cancer and hammer toe.

  • StoneAge

    all he is talking about are punishments for laws. If you look closely at what has been going on in our world – you will see that the natural disasters and devastating events are on the rise. Have been ever since we as a populace have stopped believing in a higher power and no longer respect the laws of that higher power. God. Yea a big guy n a chair up there that makes decisions for us. Nope. An energy field that is influenced by the smallest quantum particle. A thought changes the quantum energy of a situation.

    We have been dissing the laws of nature (God) and Nature (Mom) is taking her revenge. What is Climate Change? It is a unreliable science that cannot make up it’s mind whether we are cooling or warming because the cycle is one of that. Cooling, then warming. Now when we get involved in breaking the laws of nature, we upset the natural workings of things.

    Our health has gone into the toilet now too. We are no longer obeying the 19 health laws of the Bible. Funny that since we have got away from that, cancer and many other diseases are on the rise with no end in sight and no “cure” (from the Medical cartel anyway) on the horizon.

    Fact is that if you break a law there is a punishment. Is all the changes in the weather and more and more nasty storms every year caused by abortion? Well, perhaps not, but the energy it exudes goes against the laws of nature so there may be some quantum changes to help effect it. After all, Thou Shall not commit murder.

    Personally I believe that the changes in the weather is how we are using this planet. Not the CO2, but all the other pollutants and methods of extracting and using the natural resources is the key. Mom is the planet and God is the energy that holds it all together. Upset that energy and nasty things happen. Scientific fact. Unless you don’t believe in E=MC2

    • Tracy Rowe


      • Guest

        Oh, yes Tracy. Very seriously. And what would you be able to say about the why and wherefore of climate change? Perhaps you have a clearer idea…?

      • Tracy Rowe

        Since I don’t know who this is that is responding to me (it is coming up as Guest),let me clarify that my question was for StoneAge. If that is who is responding to me, my “clearer idea” would be actual science. Check it out. I hear it’s all the rage now.

    • Thom Starling

      I think your name says it all. Have you hit a woman over the head with your club and dragged her to your cave lately. But of course probably in your mind that’s classed as consent.

  • The Green Devilish One

    Or maybe he’s pissed at Texas for executing children and the mentally disabled?

  • Quebarbera!

    Yes, the degree to which superstition and ignorance prevails is indeed terrifying. How is it that so many prefer to dumb down to the low level of awareness we associate with the the Dark Ages?

  • Leslie

    This coming from the state that kills more humans in executions than any other??

  • Mary Perdue Gowins

    This is why I can’t vote for anyone in that group! They have no clue how ridiculous they sound when they open their mouths!

  • Rod Lee

    It’s TEXAS and the SOUTH….’nuf said!

  • Franc C.

    “Killing in abortions” but NOT “killings by the Death Penalty” in Texas is causing these changes. That makes perfect sense to the idiots listening to him, so much so that his statement made the news. He needed to be asked how positive Texas is that everybody that died using the Death Penalty was 100% guilty of the crime they were convicted of. That would be the only justification for taking another person’s life. Texas needs to “take the log out of it’s eye before trying to take the splinter out their neighbor’s eye.” Quote based on Jesus Christ words.

  • Lianne Schneider

    Really?? This guy will fit right in with the rest of the Texas delegation – all beyond belief stupid.