- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Reverend Al Sharpton used this week’s deadly flooding in Texas to ask his radio show listeners if the rains were due to “climate control or is it God’s rebuke?”

At least 17 people died and 40 people are missing after rains that swept through Texas and Oklahoma. Flash flooding damaged over 2,000 vehicles and at least 500 water rescues were needed in the Houston area. Roughly 4,000 structures were damaged in Houston.

One of Mr. Sharpton’s “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton” listeners said Wednesday that God will “come like a thief in the night” to teach humanity a lesson, but Twitter feedback was resoundingly negative.

“So @TheRevAl Are you saying you think #Katrina was “God’s Rebuke” too?” one user asked, Mediaite reported Wednesday.

Another responded “I’m sure the media who denounce Pat Robertson for claiming disasters are divine punishment will jump right on this.”

Conservative commentator and author Jonah Goldberg tweeted “I thought I knew what ‘Keeping it Real’ meant. Now I’m not so sure.”

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