Texas meets the wrath of God

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

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.

Devra Min­dell

Santa Mon­ica

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