The 1994 Northridge earthquake hit the pornography industry very hard. This industry, centered in and around Northridge, had every major studio and distribution center hit during the quake. One pornography film director said, “Can you imagine how the fundamentalists are going to leap on this when the smoke clears? They will say it’s God’s retribution”.
My two cents
If you told me yesterday that I’d be quoting a pornography director talking about earthquakes and fundamentalists, I probably wouldn’t have believed you—but the quote is so funny!
The other interesting thing is how the director sounded a tad afflicted. It’s also interesting that the director didn’t resort to naturalistic explanations (like certain others insist on doing), but instead made a link with the supernatural.
Was it Jerry Falwell a few years back who blamed certain humanistic groups on Hurricane Katrina and/or September 11? The left got upset by that, but the director refrained from that particular level of emotionalism.
Ferraiuolo, P. cited in Franz, G. (2010). Earthquakes on the Increase? Or Warning of Judgment to Come? Available: http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2010/04/16/earthquakes-on-the-increase-or-warning-of-judgment-to-come.aspx. Accessed 8th Jan 2011.