If you want a good laugh, watch the video in the link ... http://www.news.com.au/world/pacifi...s/news-story/021a90571625130470ac908596946793 NZ ‘bishop’ Brian Tamaki says earthquake caused by sinners, homosexuals, murderers November 17, 20166:01pm Bishop Brian Tamaki blames gays, murderers and sinners for earthquakes Rohan Smithnews.com.au@ro_smith WHAT caused the deadly earthquake that ripped up roads, toppled buildings, caused landslides and killed two people on New Zealand’s South Island last week? Shifting tectonic plates? Nope. At least, not according to a New Zealand preacher Brian Tamaki. He reckons it was Mother Nature expressing her opinion about homosexuality. And it’s not the first time he’s come up with such a theory. Remember the Christchurch earthquake in 2011 that killed almost 200 people? Again, it was the gays, Tamaki says. “(The Book of) Leviticus says the earth convulses under the weight of certain human sin,” he told worshippers at his controversial Destiny Church on Sunday. “It says it spews itself up after a while. That’s natural disasters, because nature was never created to carry the bondage of our iniquity. Entire roads were cut off. Picture: Sam Shepherd, NZ Defence Force/AAPSource:AAP “So you get earthquakes. You hearing me? Take note, you’ll forget it out the door, but if next year this happens you’ll know why.” He said Christchurch was “everything but Christ-Church” and the city was being sent a message from God because the city helped launch a marriage equality movement. “It had the highest murder rates, it was a haven for those who were absolutely anti-Christ in every way. It was the representative from that city that first put in motion gay marriage in 2003.” Right-o. New Zealand Prime Minister joined a growing number of New Zealanders condemning the comments. “It’s ridiculous, isn’t it? I mean, give me a break. You always get people coming out with these stupid statements (after a natural disaster),” Mr Key said. State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura suffered extensive damage. Picture: Marty Melville/AFPSource:AFP Other Kiwis — more than 75,000 — took it a step further, signing a change.org petition demanding the New Zealand government classify Destiny Church as a hate group and strip it of its tax-free status. Change.org Australia told news.com.au it was the fastest growing petition on the site on Thursday. Amar Anthony from Auckland signed the petition. He said he was a passionate God-fearing man but could not stand for Brian Tamaki’s theories. “In my opinion, Brian Tamaki and his doctrine is unbiblical and disgusting,” he wrote. “Tamaki and his lifestyle is far away from Christ-like values. Shame on you, Brian Tamaki, you are an arrogant, self-centred piece of filth. You bring nothing but shame to Christianity.” Others on social media voiced similar outrage. The magnitude 7.8 quake that struck on Monday left hundreds of tourists stranded in Kaikoura after landslides blocked off all access. It cut train and vehicle access to the town. In Wellington, several buildings in the centre of the New Zealand capital of Wellington were evacuated over fears of collapse. The earthquake was felt more than 250km from Wellington, and was followed by dozens of powerful aftershocks.