A pastor with ties to GOP Senator Ted Cruz has claimed that Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for a fail to pass anti-trans bathroom bill in Texas. Pastor Kevin Swanson made the shocking assertion as Texas continues to be crippled in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that took more than 30 lives and left thousands homeless. “Just last week the state of Texas failed to pass a bill patterned after the North Carolina bathroom bill that would have prevented cross-dressing men from using women’s restrooms in the state of Texas. Two Republicans would not allow the bill on the floor, they wanted to encourage the abomination of men attempting to dress like women in the state of Texas. They were gung-ho to support this abominable activity in the state of Texas.We’re not saying that God sent the Hurricane just because of this, but we are looking for stuff to repent of for the state of Texas and city of Houston. We hope they’re paying attention,” said the pastor, adding that people in Texas turned their backs to Jesus and preferred to live in a sin. He also mentioned a Houston lesbian Mayor. “Jesus sends the message home, unless Americans repent, unless Houston repents, they will all likewise perish. That’s the message that the Lord Jesus Christ is sending home right now to America. Is America listening?” he concluded.