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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