Shannon L. Grove

My god vs. your god on drought and abortion

To the editor: Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) evidently feels that her deity (“God”) either rewards or punishes us all depending on whether our behavior comports with biblical dictates. Recently she even suggested that God had rewarded drought-ridden Texas with rainfall mere hours after the state's lawmakers passed an anti-abortion bill. ("Did Kern County legislator suggest link between God, state drought and abortion?," June 16) Now, as Grove seeks to downplay her faith-based sentiments by parsing her verbatim statement, she should note that Texas lately has suffered epic flooding that has wreaked widespread death and devastation. Why has this...