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The day after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Repent America issued a press release. In it, they implied that Hurricane Katrina was a judgement from God on New Orleans, particularly on Southern Decadence, New Orleans' annual queer end-of-summer bash.

Eh, they're just some tiny fringe group, right?

Well, Agape Press, the American Family Association's news service (and nobody can claim that the AFA isn't right in the heart of Christian activism) posted an article misleadingly titled New Orleans Residents: God's Mercy Evident in Katrina's Wake. They don't just imply.

The pastor explains that for years he has warned people that unless Christians in New Orleans took a strong stand against such things as local abortion clinics, the yearly Mardi Gras celebrations, and the annual event known as "Southern Decadence" -- an annual six-day "gay pride" event scheduled to be hosted by the city this week -- God's judgment would be felt.

“New Orleans now is abortion free. New Orleans now is Mardi Gras free. New Orleans now is free of Southern Decadence and the sodomites, the witchcraft workers, false religion -- it's free of all of those things now," Shanks says. "God simply, I believe, in His mercy purged all of that stuff out of there -- and now we're going to start over again."

Last I checked, this isn't what Christianity is about. I thought Christianity wasn't about exploiting human suffering.

Show me that it's not. Take a stand.

Repost this. Don't just link it, copy it and repost it. Ask your friends to repost this. Find out where they really stand when they don't.

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anditut
Sep. 10th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
You'd think, if Katrina were the wrath of god, that it would have hit without any warning whatsoever during the Southern Decadence, or Mardi Gras, or what have you. Instead, it hit during a time when nothing was going on, and the affected people were those too poor to get out. Not to mention the fact that New Orleans was far from the only city affected by the hurricane. I agree with Melissa, it's sickening that anyone would even want to use this tragedy to their own advantage. In my opinion, anyone using this to spread their message of hate and intolerance is worse even than the slime that are coming into these cities and looting stores or taking advantage of those in need.

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