Bakker: Eclipse is God’s Punishment for Obama Years (BizStandardNews.com link): Televangelist and survivalist Jim Bakker has blamed the impending lunar eclipse on President Barack Obama. “God came to me in a dream and said I should tell the world that I am plunging the world into darkness to remind people I’m still mad at the Obama years,” said Bakker on his online radio show.
“Obama legalized witchcraft, sexual deviants getting married and schools started teaching transgenderism.”
Bakker said it would take eight years of Donald Trump for America to “get right with God.”
Bakker isn’t the only Evangelical Christian who is misinterpreting an astronomical phenomenon as a religious sign. Anne Graham Loetz, daughter of famed preacher Billy Graham, said the eclipse was a sign of impending doom. Franklin Graham, Loetz’s brother, has frequently accused President Barack Obama of being a Muslim.
“While no one can know for sure if judgment is coming on America, it does seem that God is signaling us about something. Time will tell what that something is,” said Loetz in a blog post.
Will 2017 solar eclipse cause secret planet 'Nibiru' to destroy Earth next month? (The Telegraph link): Certain theorists around the world are claiming that a planet will collide with Earth this September - and that the coming total solar eclipse will signal the apocalypse's beginning.
David Meade, author of 'Planet X – The 2017 Arrival', asserts the planet Nibiru (also known as Planet X) will crash into our own on 23 September 2017.
Although scientists deny the planet's existence, Meade is convinced he is right after finding bible passages to support his claims.
Earlier this year Meade asserted that Nibiru would crash into Earth in October, however he has now moved the date forward a few weeks.
The Great American Eclipse - the total solar eclipse which will enshroud parts of the US in complete darkness on 21 August - now apparently indicates the planet's arrival.
Where does this theory come from?
Despite a lack of evidence, David Meade - along with a number of other theorists - claim bible passages and the solar eclipse's existence support the idea that the end of times are nigh.
Meade told The Daily Star earlier this month: “The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017, is a major - huge - harbinger.”
The theorist points to warnings in the Old Testament book of Isaiah, Chapter 13, verses nine to 10, which reads: "See, the Day of the Lord is coming – a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger – to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.
"The Stars of Heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising Sun will be darkened and the Moon will not give its light."
Mod: It's not like you weren't warned. Wear sunglasses. Or, even better yet, a helmet.