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McCain-Backing Pastor Hagee Still Blaming Gays For Katrina

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John Hagee should learn to keep his trap shut.

The Pastor and John McCain supporter continues to publicly blame Hurricane Katrina on the gays. There was to be “massive homosexual rally there” on the Monday following the storm. God punished that sinful rally by taking out the town all Biblical style, says Hagee.

Hagee maintained that position yesterday while chatting with Texas-based radio host Dennis Prager:

PRAGER: Right, but in the case, did NPR get, is this quote correct though that in the case of New Orleans you do feel it was sin?

HAGEE: In the case of New Orleans, their plan to have that homosexual rally was sin. But it never happened. The rally never happened.

PRAGER: No, I understand.

HAGEE: It was scheduled that Monday.

PRAGER: No, I’m only trying to understand that in the case of New Orleans, you do feel that God’s hand was in it because of a sinful city?

HAGEE: That it was a city that was planning a sinful conduct, yes.

Oy…

John McCain fought long and hard for Hagee’s endorsement. In fact, the Republican presidential nominee apparently “sought out” Hagee’s help in winning the White House. What does that say about McCain’s judgment? Nothing good.

Meanwhile, McCain couldn’t remember this weekend whether or not he appreciated Hagee’s controversial help. Talking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos The candidate first described it as a mistake and then said he was happy to have it. Queer.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Apr 23, 2008
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  • 18 Comments
    • Tom
      Tom

      More than 1,800 people died from Katrina and the total economic impact approaches $150 billion. And this moron says it was an act of God to prevent a gay rally.

      If we want to know where gays stand with McCain and the mainstream media, all you have to do is witness the silence for a call for McCain to denounce or distance himself from this idiot’s remarks.

      Obviously there is a double standard applied with Obama (and his Rev. Wright albatross) and McCain on this pastoral connection.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DanGOP
      DanGOP

      Actually, the proper albatross to hang around Obama’s neck in this case is the one where you compare his old friend in SC, Donnie McClurkin. The Jeremiah Wright incident is different from the Hagee incident. Wright is Obama’s pastor, Hagee is a guy who Sen. McCain sought out for an endorsement. McClurkin was someone Obama sought out for endorsement, much like Hagee is to Sen. McCain.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chandler in lasvegas
      chandler in lasvegas

      Pasture Piggy has a case of convenient theology. God smote the unrighteous heterosexuals and spared the gays before they were to arrive. He also spared the gay sections of the city for God so loveth His gay children.

      Pasture Piggy needs to return to his trough for more slop.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dick Mills
      Dick Mills

      Either those christian bigots haven’t read their big-book-of-promises, or they have very short memories. If they have read it, and do??? believe it, then in it god specifically says that after Noah’s flood (which there is no geologic evidence that it ever happened, but I’ll let that go for now), but it says that god promised that he wouldn’t use water to punish humanity ever again.

      So, if you believe Hagee, or Falwell, or Robertsen or any of those other liars, then their god is at best a LIAR but more likely is schizophrenic (which given all that they attribute to him, is what I happen to be more inclined to believe).

      Dick Mills

      Apr 23, 2008 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Timothy
      Timothy

      Their god may be punitive and petty but he sure has poor aim. He meant to destroy the French Quarter but hit the rest of New Orleans and the rural conservative parts of Mississippi and Alabama instead.

      I’m glad my God is neither a bigot nor inept.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charley
      Charley

      Hoggy better watch out, god will get him for the sin of gluttony just like he zapped Falwell.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • June23
      June23

      The best headline to ever appear in The Onion, in my opinion: “God strikes gay-adjacent neighborhoods,” referring to Hurricane Katrina’s devestation of nearly every part of New Orleans except the French Quarter.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin Foster
      Kevin Foster

      And, the event WAS held. And only a few days behind schedule. I guess gOD isn’t so all-powerful if he can only manage to hold off the homos for a few days by breaking hIS promise to never again commit mass murder by flooding.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • todd
      todd

      Their god is vengeful god – because they too stupid to read the Christian bible and instead are reading the Torrah. They dismiss Jesus as the fairy son of the real thing!

      Apr 23, 2008 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Afroguapo
      Afroguapo

      Tom, it’s that double standard you mention.

      http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/http://www.huffingtonpost.com//80253/

      Apr 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • leomoore
      leomoore

      I think the absence of an outcry is because it’s the fucking Republicans. No one expects anything better of them. As for getting zapped like Falwell because of gluttony, one can only hope. I would say pray, but I don’t think magical incantations and curses actually work. Maybe he’s just inflated from gas that get out of his clenched anus, in which case, he could explode if he passes open flames and a little one escapes.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • parisinla
      parisinla

      so free will has nothing to do with it. We could have had the “rally” anyway, in the dingy messed up post katrina orleans… But god spites entire townships preemptively to cleanse sin… Sound to me like gods name is spelled GEORGE W BUSH

      Apr 23, 2008 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Afroguapo
      Afroguapo

      a double standard.

      http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/02/28/hagee/

      Apr 23, 2008 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • l
      l

      God is crazy and is off his meds. Yep. That theory works pretty well, Dick.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • key
      key

      I wonder why his God doesn’t “smite” the FLDS members at the Eldorado Texas compound.

      Apr 23, 2008 at 9:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greg
      greg

      you know it’s bigots and idiots like this pastor (and i use the term every soooo loosely) that just make me want to tug out all my hair and go screaming down the streets. First of all it wasn’t a homosexual rally– it was the annual southern decadance- an event that had been going on for at least 20 years. Secondly as some other people pointed out if God was punishing the homosexuals he missed, because the center of that so called ‘homosexual’ rally i.e. the french quarter was spared a lot of the damage.
      As an interesting aside there is a statue of Jesus behind St, Louis Cathedral that *was* surrounded by giant old oaks– they got toppled, and miraculously didn’t take the statue with them (with the exception of clipping off part of Jesus’s hand).
      Thirdly I remember reading in the paper that the parade that was supposed to happen that sunday Did– only a small group of locals that stayed behind partook, but they celebrated in true New Orleans Style.
      New Orleans may indeed be a city of many things including sin, but it’s also a rich with culture and has a culinary history unlike no other part of this country.
      God Bless New Orleans.
      ya that’s right
      GOD BLESS NEW ORLEANS!
      (my favourite homosexual hangout)

      Apr 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      DanGOP,

      There is no difference McCain didn’t seek him out.He went to McCain don’t go there trying to make Obama look worse By the way Obama didn’t seek McClurkin for an endorsement he asked him to sing at a forum in SC. There is a difference between performing and endorsing. OH NO NO Sweetie. When he spoke negatively of the gay lifestyle it was at the GOP Convention in 04’…..REPUBLICANS DanGOP! BUSH/CHENEY

      They’re both wrong. But it’s amazing how Hagee is getting some what of pass from you.

      I wonder why?

      Apr 24, 2008 at 3:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • carelessfills
      carelessfills

      Another guy who had to eat crow:

      > Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
      > “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the
      > Whirlwind”
      > Posted August 29, 2005 | 06:03 PM (EST)
      >

      As Hurricane Katrina dismantles Mississippi’s Gulf
      Coast, it’s worth recalling the central role that
      Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in
      derailing the Kyoto Protocol and kiboshing President
      Bush’s iron-clad campaign promise to regulate CO2.

      In 1998, Republican icon Pat Robertson warned that
      hurricanes were likely to hit communities that
      offended God. Perhaps it was Barbour’s memo that
      caused Katrina, at the last moment, to spare New
      Orleans and save its worst flailings for the
      Mississippi coast. [UPDATE: Alas, the reprieve for
      New Orleans was only temporary. But Haley Barbour
      still has much to answer for.]

      Apr 24, 2008 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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