Citing Leviticus, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association claims that the mauling death of a hiker in Yellowstone Park was divine retribution:
The grizzly is a predator, a fierce, savage unstoppable killing machine. ... Because these researchers were intent on studying the grizzly rather than killing him to protect innocent human life, a husband, father and grandfather is dead today. This was an utterly unnecessary death which could have happened only because our culture has jettisoned a biblical view of the relative value of human life compared to animal life. Because this animal was given a nap instead of a bullet, a human being is dead, and a savage animal is alive, on the prowl, and ready to kill again.
Kyle at Right Wing Watch raises a hand:
Have I mentioned that Fischer is still listed as a "confirmed speaker" at the next Family Research Council Values Voter Summit along with Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Mike Pence, and Mike Huckabee? Just want to keep pointing that out.