Joseph Farah, the editor of the Christian conservative site, has warned that gay marriage might provoke God to retaliate with a great disaster that threatens humankind.

In an op-ed, Farah theorized that the Bible's Great Flood was divine punishment for society's tolerance of gay unions.

“I think I might have been wrong about same-sex marriage,” Farah wrote. “When I have written about this phenomenon and discussed it and debated it in recent years, I have stated unequivocally that it is something new – not seen anywhere or at any time in the history of humankind.”

“But now I have reason to doubt that. … [I]t may have been routine in the days of Noah, just before the flood.”

“Jeffrey Satinover, who holds an MD from Princeton and doctorates from Yale, MIT and Harvard, has made the point that the Midrash Rabbah Genesis suggests such activity represented the last straw before God unleashed the floodwaters to destroy the Earth. He is backed up by Rabbi Aryeh Spero of New York.”

“When I'm wrong, I admit it. And it appears I was wrong when I stated repeatedly there is no historical precedent for same-sex marriage. But the one I have found is not exactly reassuring. The last time it happened, God destroyed the world.”

Equality Matters' Luke Brinker points out that Satinover “is far more noted for his anti-gay activism than his biblical expertise.”