Pooves and closet cases: September 2005 Archives

September 1, 2005

Psychopathic deity on the loose

United States: We were running a sweep here at Prattle Towers, to guess how long it would be before some superstitious idiot blamed their imaginary psychopath in the sky for Hurricane Katrina. Well, whoever put the shortest time won the pot.

An organisation of Christian fundamentalists claims the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina is God's judgment against New Orleans for holding festivals like the annual gay 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 organisation's Web site...

...Repent America's Web site noted New Orleans' past three mayors issued official proclamations welcoming visitors to Southern Decadence. The Web site also noted the New Orleans City Council made other proclamations recognising the annual homosexual celebration.

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.

As is traditional, that particular Biblical quotation has a considerably different meaning when you read it in context. Other Christian groups have been quick to condemn Repent America's abuse of scripture, and are instead busying themselves with the relief efforts.

Religious groups: Hurricane punishment for gay event—Gay.com News, 1st September 2005.

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