A Christian conservative claims in an op-ed that God sent Hurricane Matthew to stop an Orlando LGBT Pride event originally scheduled to take place this weekend.

Florida is expected to bear the hardest hit from Hurricane Matthew as it strikes the east coast over the coming days.

Writing at Shoebat.com, the website run by anti-gay extremists Walid and Theodore Shoebat, Andrew Bieszad claims that the hurricane is a sign from God.

“You want to stop not this hurricane, but future catastrophes?” Bieszad rhetorically asked. “Then stop sinning, especially with sodomy.”

“Now we know that Florida is an area that is infected with sin, especially cities such as Miami and Orlando, which are veritable dens of sodomy. … How interesting it is that Matthew is set to smash Orlando and Savannah during their sodomite parades!”

“Coincidence? You be the judge. Personally, given America’s love affair with the worst forms of perversity, it is a sign of His anger against us for our obstinate attitude towards sin and refusal to repent for our evil ways,” he added.

Matthew has forced Orlando Pride organizers to postpone the event.