Cindy Jacobs is not just any slightly wacky televangelist. Ms. Jacobs is the slightly wacky televangelist who shared a stage with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli last year, and who's back now with a singular theory for why blackbirds have been falling from the sky -- the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Transcription from Right-Wing Watch:
According to biblical principles, marriage is between a man and a woman, so we have to say "what happens when a nation makes a decision that's against God's principles?" Well, often what happens is that nature itself will begin to talk to us – for instance, violent storms, flooding. And you know there are actually some patterns that you can see where a nation will make a decision that is contrary to the principles of God and after that there is some kind of answer that God gives - being the God of creation, the God who created nature - but we don't always understand what He's saying.
Well, there's something interesting we have been watching -- let's talk about this Arkansas pattern and say, could it be a pattern? We're going to watch and see. But the blackbirds fell to the ground in Beebe, Arkansas. Well the Governor of Arkansas' name is Beebe.
And also, there was something put out of Arkansas called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by a former Governor, this was proposed, Bill Clinton.
As so, could there be a connection between this passage [Hosea 4] and now that we've had the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell, where people now legally in the United States have broken restraints with the Scripture because the Scripture says in Romans 1 that homosexuality is not allowed.
For the record, again, the U.S. Geological Survey says we've seen mass die-offs of blackbirds at least 16 times over the last 30 years, in this country alone. Then again, a hundred jackdaws turned up dead in Sweden last week, and we can all think of reasons Ms. Jacobs' God would be mad at Sweden.