Friday, September 02, 2005

Purging the Sodomites in New Orleans

The Agape Press, which is the house organ for the American Family Association, one of the largest and most powerful groups of the radical right, offers this assessment of what has taken place in New Orleans:

Rev. Bill Shanks, pastor of New Covenant Fellowship of New Orleans, also sees God's mercy in the aftermath of Katrina -- but in a different way. Shanks says the hurricane has wiped out much of the rampant sin common to the city.

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."

The New Orleans pastor is adamant. Christians, he says, need to confront sin. "It's time for us to stand up against wickedness so that God won't have to deal with that wickedness," he says.

Believers, he says, are God's "authorized representatives on the face of the Earth" and should say they "don't want unrighteous men in office," for example. In addition, he says Christians should not hesitate to voice their opinions about such things as abortion, prayer, and homosexual marriage. "We don't want a Supreme Court that is going to say it's all right to kill little boys and girls, ... it's all right to take prayer out of schools, and it's all right to legalize sodomy, opening the door for same-sex marriage and all of that.”

These are the people who now own the Republican Party. Indeed, Bush's (lack of) reaction to the crisis suggests that he may well agree substantively with these wingnuts.

Never mind that it's not the "show-me-your-breasts" crowd that's getting drowned. Wouldn't want all those southern sorority chicks paying the price now, now would we? But maybe God's just punishing the actual physical location of the sin, rather than the actual tax-paying sinners themselves. That would make sense.

6 comments:

Real Profits said...

Greeting, I like the fact that I can find blogs on almost every topic I can imagine. Your's has top 10 possibilities. Crank out those blogs!

I have a Debt Advice site. It covers most of what you need to know about Debt Advice .

Check it out when you get a chance

Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Great Blog! I'll be Back! If you have time go see my ##car fuel savers## related site. It pretty much covers ##car fuel savers## related stuff.

Anonymous said...

Now you've got me thinking. I really enjoy this blog, I'll definitely pop around more often, keep it up!

Feel free to pay a visit to my immigration to Canada site. It might not be your "cup of tea", but it covers immigration to Canada related topics.

Anonymous said...

This is a excellent blog. Keep it going. Here's a subject that interests many; how to buy & sell video player on interest free credit; pay whenever you want.

Anonymous said...

Great blog you have here! Very interesting stuff

SHOCKING Debt Consolidation
blog. It contains MUST SEE stuff about Debt Consolidation.
Come and check it out if you dare ;-)

Anonymous said...

It seems advertisers have found your blog useful for posting thier links. You should purge them quickly to discourage such activity.