Jennifer Lawrence: AIDS is God's punishment of homosexuals

 God's Messenger (left)

God's Messenger (left)

Well she didn't say that exactly, but the high-school graduate who, I discovered when I just looked her up to find out who she is, was named by Time Magazine as one of the "Most Influential People in the World", claims that the Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are punishment by "the wrath of Mother Nature" for the country permitting Donald Trump to be elected president. This not only seems a bit harsh of the New Agers' version of God, but also over broad: after all, the majority of voters, both nationally and in Houston, and in Miami, voted for Miss Lawrence's preferred candidate (she trounced him in Miami) and I don't believe the citizens of St. Martin's, Antigua and Barbuda had much of a say in the matter at all. 

Still, who would argue with a high school graduate who's one of the most influential people in the world? If she says there's an all powerful force in the universe who punishes all of mankind for the sins of the few (and He/She/It certainly did so when Noah was just a wee lad), then, as her fellow preachers say about the wrath of God smiting the wicked, "Gaia said it, I believe it, that settles it".