Fox’s Todd Starnes Claims God Is Going To Flood The Earth Over Marriage Equality Decision

The Christian fundamentalist took to social media to connect recent floods around Washington, D.C with the Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex marriage is now legal.

Fox News commentator and resident End Times prognosticator Todd Starnes used both his Twitter and Facebook pages Sunday to make the claim that God was punishing the planet over the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding same-sex marriage. According to Starnes, since SCOTUS had the gall to think they “knew better than God,” the Supreme Being opened up the skies with rain and created flooding in and around Washington, D.C. While the White House was bathed in the colors of the rainbow, God would do what he did in olden times and display a rainbow of his own, but only after he wiped out the earth with a massive flood. Ya know, just like with Noah and his ark?

Below is what Starnes wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday:


Record-breaking floods have inundated Washington, D.C. just days after the Supreme Court decided they knew better than God. I seem to remember another time in history when there was a record-breaking flood.

God painted the sky with rainbow colors after that flood. This go-around – Obama painted the White House with rainbow colors.

Anybody got an ark?



Starnes also sent a similar message via Twitter Sunday morning.



Starnes has been on a bit of a roll lately. Just last week, he claimed that America was going through a “cultural cleansing” due to the brouhaha over the Confederate flag. He further likened liberals to ISIS, claiming that they were both trying to destroy and reshape history. With the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday, the Bible-thumping Starnes gets to play uber-victim over the persecution of God-fearing Christians everywhere.

So, when we don’t go through 40 days and 40 nights of torrential rains, and the entire planet isn’t flooded Waterworld-style, will Starnes back off of his prediction that God is punishing us? Yeah, no.


Image via Fox News

Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
8 Comments on this post.
  • Susan Axacoava
    30 June 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Genesis 9:11 – I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.

    I think this nut needs to brush up on his bible studies.

  • Anonymous
    30 June 2015 at 9:31 pm

    read the story again, won’t drown you again , hence the rainbow.

  • Durante Alighieri
    30 June 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I wonder if he realized what an asshole he is making his god out to be? I mean really. His god is petty enough to destroy the entire planet, all but marine life on earth, because ONE country legalized same sex marriage – by law. No force for the faithful, just by man’s law? And of course this is going to happen even after many other countries, including our neighbor to the north, had already done this YEARS ago, because what? The USA is “god’s” favorite country in all of his creation?

    Seriously, who would WANT to worship the god he describes??

  • Kevin
    30 June 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Nice way to account for sea levels rising via global climate change. At least maybe this way the deniers can stop denying.

    • Anonymous
      2 July 2015 at 4:00 pm

      This fight can’t be won with educatieducating this people.
      I don’t know how to do it, but there is no other way to make the other 50%
      See there ignorance.

  • Wayne
    1 July 2015 at 3:22 pm

    This man is not only a bigot, he’s a blasphemer! He’s telling the world that God doesn’t keep His promises.

  • Erick Lear
    1 July 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Because the United States is so much more in God’s favor than the 20+ countries before us?

  • Jack
    2 July 2015 at 4:04 pm

    We can’t make them a where of there ignorance untill we educate then.
    But i don’t know how to do that.

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