Susanne Atanus, a fringe Republican candidate for Congress, has asked two federal courts to uphold state bans on gay marriage, arguing that allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry will anger God.

Atanus is vying to represent the people of Illinois' 9th District, a solidly blue district.

She submitted a handwritten letter to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which earlier this month heard arguments in cases challenging bans in Hawaii, Nevada and Idaho. The letter ends with a carbon copy to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Homosexuality is sin and we are a nation under God and it is sinful to disobey God's word in the Bible,” Atanus said in her 4-page letter. “We have seen the consequences of sin that is harmful to all mankind: droughts, floods, severe winters, tornadoes, hurricanes and many diseases, ailments, sickness, cancers, bacterial infections, etc. Also plagues, arctic vortex, tsunamis, sink holes, mudslides.”

She argues that society should limit gays to civil unions because “we don't want to anger or provoke God for more diseases.”

“In conclusion, we are experiencing the harmful effects of sin including homosexuality and same sex marriage with deadly diseases, ailments and many with multiple hip and knee replacements, cancers, sicknesses, bacterial infections, including Ebola and severe and catastrophic and deadly weather. And therefore the Ninth Circuit [Court] of Appeals and other courts should not lift the same sex marriage ban, because same sex marriage and homosexuality is sin and the consequences of sin to all mankind is harmful that causes suffering, sickness and death and severe bad and extremely cold weather that can cause death, physical destruction and injury to mankind with catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, mudslides, blizzards, etc.”

Atanus created headlines in January when she first blamed bad weather on marriage equality.