Texas meets the wrath of God
Re “Official defends quote on God, drought,” June 17
Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) evidently feels that her deity (“God”) either rewards or punishes us all depending on whether our behavior comports with biblical dictates. Recently she even suggested that God had rewarded drought-ridden Texas with rainfall mere hours after the state’s law- makers passed an antiabortion bill.
Now, as Grove seeks to downplay her faith-based sentiments by parsing her verbatim statement, she should note that Texas lately has suffered epic flooding that has wreaked widespread death and devastation.
Why has this happened? It’s because my god has felt the need to punish Texas. She will keep the rain coming until the state’s lawmakers restore women’s rights to exercise control over their own bodies.
Assemblywoman Grove’s deity doesn’t have a divine monopoly on abortion-rights issues.