Yet another natural disaster is being blamed on homosexuality.
South African paramedic “Bossie” Boshoff has been suspended over his remarks that recent fires, which have devastated large parts of South Africa, were the result of God’s wrath on the country for allowing gay marriages, Metro reports.
At least six people have been killed in the fires, including a firefighter and a three-year-old child, and more than 10,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.
“Can you remember last year when Knysna was made up in pink and 12 homosexual marriages took place on one day?” the Netcare911 employee posted on Facebook. “It was only after the election of the Dutch Reformed Church when they approved gay homosexual marriage. It was all over the newspapers. It dared God. They mustn’t cry now about the fire. God doesn’t let himself be mocked.”
Boshoff refers to weddings held at Knysna’s annual LGBT Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival.
Netcare911 managing director Craig Grindell confirms that Boshoff has been suspended and will face a disciplinary panel. “Netcare and Netcare911 have a firm, zero tolerance stance towards discrimination of any kind,” Grindell said in a statement. “We will not hesitate to take the strongest possible action when made aware of any action, and or behaviour, of a staff member which transgresses the company’s values, ethics and code of conduct.”