New Zealand quake: Preacher under fire over homosexuals claim
A New Zealand preacher is facing a backlash after saying that earthquakes could be caused by homosexuality.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck South Island last week, killing two people.
Brian Tamaki, leader of the Destiny Church, posted a sermon on Facebook claiming such disasters were caused by sin, and referencing gay marriage.
An online petition calling for the church to be classed as a hate group and lose its tax-free status has been signed by 100,000 people.
The sermon was given at Mr Tamaki's church in Auckland on Sunday, before the quake. But it was later posted on Facebook and... read more
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