A so-called "historian," who radio host Glenn Beck hired to teach at his online university and is now considering a run for the U.S. Senate, recently asserted that climate change was an example of God's judgment "on the spot" for sins like abortion.
In an appearance on televangelist's Kenneth Copeland Believer's Voice of Victory that was posted online on Thursday, David Barton pointed out that abortion was a "crime in God's eyes."
Copeland agreed that voting for candidates who supported abortion rights "opened the door to the curse."
"Floods are under the curse, tornados are under the curse, murderers, pedophiles," he explained. "Abortion was a seed to it that has grown into a murderous, bloody crop of child death. And it doesn't stop with abortion."
"Whether that killing is through abortion or drugs or suicide or anything else, you open the door to the killing, it's got a lot of different manifestations," Barton said. "But if you choose leaders who support killing, we've opened the door to all of it."
"The Founding Fathers said, when does God judge nations? Because he doesn't resurrect nations in the future," he continued. "He judges it right now. There is no future for any nation. When a nation does something bad, it gets judgement or it gets blessings right now in the present. On the spot. Which is why policies matter. Because if you take a bad policy, you get judged for it on the spot. If you take a good policy, you get blessed for it on the spot."
Copeland observed that mass murders and hurricanes "and all of that doesn't just happen."
"A door has been opened and we have said, 'You know, we embraced a wicked policy,'" Barton opined. "Okay, then I'll take my hand of protection off your nation and whap, here comes storms like we've never seen before. And here comes floods like we've never seen before. And here comes the climate stuff that we can't explain. All the hot times and all the cold times. Too much rain and not enough 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,'" he remarked. "No, we opened the door that lost God's protection over our environment and that's our choice."
Glenn Beck's The Blaze reported on Thursday that Barton was "apparently" considering a run for Sen. John Cornyn's (R-TX) seat in the U.S. Senate.
(h/t: Right Wing Watch)