Wednesday, August 31, 2005

It's the Gays! You Knew This was Coming, DIdn't You?

From John Avarosis at AmericaBlog (his post hyperlinks to the connections each organization has to Repent America):

Religious right group, heralded by top religious right leaders, says God destroyed New Orleans because of gays
by John in DC - 8/31/2005 03:54:00 PM

Oh yes.
And lest anyone write this off as the musings of fringe nutjobs, this group is hardly Fred Phelps.
This is a group that has been defended by scores of lead religious right organizations in just the past year, including the Southern Baptist Convention, Center for Reclaiming America (attached to D. James Kennedy), the American Family Association's AgapePress, WorldNetDaily, the men over at the Concerned Women for America, Lou Sheldon's Traditional Values Coaltion, the freepers, and more.

Here's what this darling of the religious right had to say about New Orleans:

An evangelical Christian group that regularly demonstrates at LGBT events is blaming gays for hurricane Katrina.

Repent America says that God "destroyed" New Orleans because of Southern Decadence, the gay festival that was to have taken place in the city over the Labor Day weekend.

I hear tell that Southern Decadence is the gay equivalent of Mardi Gras, down to the "beads" economy, etc. So why didn't he waste New Orleans sooner? If you go strictly by the numbers of folks completely "debauched" , Mardi Gras would likely be the hands down winner of the 'tour destructo' . Maybe God is just a big fan of the fancy Mardi Gras floats.

(Update: I found this quote from Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.")


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