More specifically, Pastor John McTernan from Defend & Proclaim the Faith — which is just as terrifying as it sounds — is blaming Hurricane Isaac on New Orleans’ annual gay pride festival, Southern Decadence.
Often billed as the “Gay Mardi Gras,” Southern Decadence attracts over 110,000 guests a year and generates some $125 million in tourist revenue, making it one of the city’s top five tourist events. This year, however, the Decadence happens to fall in the path of Isaac and on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the area seven years ago. Predictably, McTernan is not taking the coincidence lightly, writing in his blog:
The church, city and nation have not repented and the homosexual agenda is far worse than it was in 2005. New Orleans is still hosting Southern Decadence with open homosexuality manifesting in the streets of the city. It could be that God is putting an end to this city and its wickedness. The timing of Hurricane Isaac with Southern Decadence is a sign that God’s patience with America’s sin is coming to an end.
What’s a sign that the gay community’s patience with loons who have no credibility besides a Bible and a disturbing amount of free time is at an end? How about just partying any gay old way? No matter wind, sleet or shade, the gays will have their Decadence and the event is still very much happening.