Remember When Fundamentalists Said Hurricane Isaac Would Smite Decadent New Orleans?

Usually the weather is a safe topic of conversation, but this election season has seen folks claiming divine intervention in all kinds of meteorological phenomena: Last weekend, right-wing Christian groups claimed Issac was going to wipe away New Orleans—again—because the city was hosting Southern Decadence, the annual gay bash that makes Mardi Gras look like an Amish funeral.

Pastor John McTernan recently wrote 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.”

American Family Association’s Buster Wilson joined in the apocalyptic weather predictions (above), which thankfully proved false. But even now, some are claiming weather warnings in North Carolina, which have forced President Obama to move his convention address indoors, are the work of the Lord. (We prefer to think He was busy making sure those nine Evangelical ministers were arrested.)

Still, it is eerie how torrential rains plague the Southern states in late summer—it’s almost as if there are seasonal conditions that foster hurricanes in certain areas. But of course, as we all know, it’s actually the work of the magical sky fairy who lives in the clouds.


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  • Neo

    Magical sky man wreaks havoc by appearing on toast and in crisp packets.

    What a shit god.

  • BJ McFrisky

    The way I recall it, the Twitterverse was abuzz with comments from angry libs how badly they wished Isaac would make a bullseye on Tampa and wash all the evil Republicans out to sea. Oh well. Selective memory, and all that.

  • Mjl-428

    @BJ McFrisky: shut up.

    Anyhell, where was I? oh yeah. I assume Zeus is more pissed at the conservative anti-gay psychos because it missed New Orleans, where the gay festival was.

  • Kevin

    If sinfulness gives God cause to destroy a place, why does he so aggressively hurl meteors at uninhabited planets?

  • the other Greg

    @BJ McFrisky: Wow – you really ARE impervious to humor, aren’t you? That was sarcasm directed at YEARS of the deranged fundamentalist nutbag wackos blaming every natural disaster that came along, and even 9/11 (!!!), on us evil homosexuals.

    So look what happened. God did smite Tampa, and cancelled the first day of the Festival of Liars.

    Also, God seems to be awfully pissed off right now at the drought-stricken, hellfire-blasted Bible Belt states, especially Texas. Meanwhile, rainfall up here in Sodom & Gomorrah (New England) has been pretty normal.

    The evidence clearly shows that God hates Republicans! :-)

  • tdx3fan

    Do not try to confuse the religious right with all of your talk about science. It simply will not work. They know that god controls the weather, and logic does not work on them to begin with. If it did, they would have to explain why god (a perfect being) made Adam and Even 6,000 years ago, gave them free will and then spent the next 6,000 years punishing him because he did not like the decision that they made.

  • Neo

    @tdx3fan: Or in Mitt Romneys case why he had 8 dozen wifes and covers up thousands of child rapes.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Everyone knows that Republicans cause all the hurricanes, as well as racism, poverty, warts, global warming, insanity, unemployment, and menopause. Stupid Republicans.

  • the other Greg

    @BJ McFrisky: Poor BJ, are you suffering from menopause? I’m afraid God causes that, and lowering your taxes won’t help that!

    “Warts”? – well there’s probably something non-prescription.

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