Well, I guess it was just a matter of time before gay people were blamed by the wingnuts for the destruction of New Orleans by Katrina. "Repent America" now has an article on their website blaming it all on the fact that New Orleans welcomed sin. An organization of Christian fundamentalists, Repent America claims the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina is God’s judgment against New Orleans for holding festivals like the Southern Decadence party.
"Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city," said Repent America director Michael Marcavage on the organization’s Web site. "From ‘Girls Gone Wild’ to ‘Southern Decadence,’ New Orleans was a city that had its doors wide open to the public celebration of sin. May it never be the same."
"Let us pray for those ravaged by this disaster," Marcavage said. "However, we must not forget that the citizens of New Orleans tolerated and welcomed the wickedness in their city for so long."
"May this act of God cause us all to think about what we tolerate in our city limits, and bring us trembling before the throne of Almighty God," Marcavage concluded, adding a biblical citation from Matthew 5:45: "[God] sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."
How sick can these people get? What ever happened to the Gospel of Love? I would suggest this idiot read the whole Bible. I found "Jeremiah 29, which says, ‘I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.’ Let’s pray for that instead of the destruction of our cities by an angry God. That’s not a God I want any part of.
But what do you see when you take a baby step back from the far right edge and into the mainstream of the Republican Party?
Here’s a sampling.
In his nightly message to supporters, Gary Bauer bemoans the looting in New Orleans and asks, "At a time when we are presumably prepared to deal with another September 11th attack, and with days of warning that a category five hurricane was headed directly to New Orleans, did no one in authority, at any level of government, think about the obvious threat to public order this storm would bring?" It sounds like a criticism of George W. Bush, among others, but Bauer makes it clear that "Bush-bashers" are already going too far by suggesting — as part of their "radical political agenda" — that the hurricane had anything to do with global warming. Bauer also says he’s not "holding my breath" as he waits for European nations to offer help. In fact, they already have.
Pat Robertson has managed to avoid calling for anyone’s assassination in the wake of Katrina, but he did manage to blame environmentalists for some of the impact of the storm. When a guest on his program said that Katrina could cause further hurt U.S. refining capacity and thereby drive up gas prices, Robertson said: "The environmentalists went after the refinery. The environmentalists stopped the rebuilding of the refinery and the judge issued the restraining order. That has happened all over the country. We haven’t had a new refinery since Jimmy Carter. What will we do about this?"
At the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins takes a break from his usual ranting about government and religion to suggest money and prayers for victims of the hurricane. But over at the home page for James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, there’s not a word about Katrina or how pro-family voters might help the families in need.