After so many religious zealots have tried to claim that disasters like AIDS, the 9/11 attacks and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean were God trying to punish non-believers, I wonder what they're saying now about the calamities that have wrecked havoc on Boy Scouts in the last two weeks.
The latest is the death of two Boy Scouts near Fresno, Calif., who were struck by lightning while camping. On Monday, four Scout leaders were killed at the Boy Scout Jamboree when tent poles hit powerlines. Earlier this week, hundreds at the Jamboree became sick from excessive heat.
It does seem like a crazy coincidence that so much would befall this group in the course of five days. I guess it must just be God testing their will. Afterall, he couldn't possibly be trying to punish the group for banning gay people.