The good shake felt on Tuesday
throughout much of the East Coast was due to the region's increasing
acceptance of gay marriage, at least two social conservatives claim.
The earthquake, which registered a
magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale and was centered in Virginia,
was felt from the Carolinas to New England.
In a video posted Wednesday on YouTube,
New York City's Rabbi Yehuda Levin, who vehemently opposed the
state's recent legalization of gay marriage, linked the earthquake to
“One of the reasons that God brings
earthquakes to the world is because of the transgression of
homosexuality,” he said. “The Talmud states, 'You have shaken
your male member in a place where it doesn't belong. I too, will
shake the Earth.'” (The video is embedded in the right panel of
last month blamed gay marriage for the kidnapping and murder of
8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Police charged a local supply store
clerk, Levi Aron, with the boy's murder after parts of Kletzky's
remains were found a refrigerator-freezer in Aron's apartment.
Joseph Farah, editor of
WorldNetDaily.com, agreed that the earthquake was God's judgment on
America, and suggested gay rights were to blame.
“Washington, D.C., deserves more than
the wallop it got today. It needs a much bigger shaking up than it
got. And I have no doubts that it is coming – unless there is a
real change of heart in the leadership of this country.”
“After all, if America doesn't face
judgment soon, God will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. And
God doesn't offer apologies.”
“He is trying to tell us something,”
Farah added. “His message is very clear. Don't say you weren't