One diocesan bishop has even claimed that laws that have undermined marriage, including the introduction of pro-gay legislation, have provoked God to act by sending the storms that have left thousands of people homeless.
This should be no surprise to anyone who has followed this man's pronouncements. In the past, he has claimed that anal sex leads to demon possession (then again, so does driving a black car or having a miscarriage) and once asked the Archbishop of Glasgow to lift a curse pronounced on the inhabitants of the Scottish and English borders (the notorious border reivers) by one of his predecessors because it was reponsible for an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
But somehow, his latest rant takes him from slow news day nutjob to someone whose views are both offensive and dangerous.
I wish there was a way to get rid of bishops (I'm practically a pacifist, so that way isn't workable). Recall elections for Bishops, wouldn't they be a good idea?