The BBC and others got a bit excited when an Israeli Member of Parliament, and Orthodox Jew blamed a recent spate of earthquakes in that country on recent laws recognizing "gay rights". The latest being legislation giving same sex couples the right to adopt children.
Blaming earthquakes on sin is ridiculous of course, and it is the absurdity of this contention in connection with gay rights that gives this story its punch.
Secularists have a problem with the concept of sin, what they fail to grasp is God's laws are given to us for our own good.
God's laws are not oppressive - if disobeyed unhappiness is sure to follow for someone, perhaps for the sinner, perhaps for some other innocent party(s), quite often for both.
Human unhappiness is a consequence of sin, earthquakes are not.
They are caused by plate tectonics.