An American Evangelist named Linda Harvey is claiming that

The cleric made the connection between the two during the recent “Bringing America Back to Life” convention.

She believes that same-sex relationships and the rise in immorality is God punishing us for “aborting millions of our children.”

During her speech, Harvey said: “You may have thought these were separate issues, but they are foundationally connected.

“One has to consider, first of all, the horrifying possibility that this complete sexual and human identity meltdown could be an aspect of God’s judgment on us for aborting millions of our children.

“We won’t know until we see him, but it is very possible that as an instrument of God’s judgment, he is using the punishment to come on us through our children, the corruption of our children. Even more horrifying, we are letting it happen.”

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The evangelist may be the first to see the connection between the two but she is definitely not the first cleric to weigh in on same-sex relationships and abortions.

In 2015, Tony Perkins, the head of the rabidly anti-gay Family Research Council, said that natural disasters are sent by God as punishment for abortion and gay marriage.

In January 2018, Cape Town’s pastor, Oscar Bougardt, made a similar statement. He said the drought in his city is God passing judgment against the “perversion” of homosexuality.

Mamba reports that he said, “Blame ‘drought’ on wickedness and homosexuality and church leaders who fail to preach the Bible and sodomite abomination.

“I believe that this drought is God divine judgment over a City of Cape Town that has turned against God and accepted the lifestyle of sodomites as normal. Couple of years ago I predicted that God will strike all countries and city who chose perversion instead of the holy ways of God with natural disasters, it is happening right here at home.”

Meanwhile, Pope Francis has urged the Roman Catholic church to stop its obsession with gays, abortion, and contraception.

“We have to find a new balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel,” Francis said in a 2013 interview.

“The church has sometimes locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules,” Francis said. “The people of God want pastors, not clergy acting like bureaucrats or government officials.”

The pope added that its okay for the church to share its views on these issues, but warned against ‘interfering spiritually’ with the lives of gays and lesbians.

The interview,  published in La Civilta Cattolica, a Rome-based Jesuit journal, was titled: ‘A Big Heart Open to God: An interview with Pope Francis.’