Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lousy Targeting

Pope Benedict recently promoted an Austrian pastor who had called Hurricane Katrina God's punishment on New Orleans for the city's tolerance of homosexuality. Apparently those earlier theories suggesting that Katrina was a tropical weather system fueled by warm ocean waters were a bunch of hogwash.

Well, if true, it's another example of God's lousy aim. New Orleans was actually spared the worst of Katrina's fury. Southern Mississippi was much harder hit, with entire communities literally wiped from the face of the Earth. And Mississippi is one of the most conservative states in the U.S. It's downright frightening how religious that state is.

Also, most the homosexuals in New Orleans are concentrated in the French Quarter. Oddly, that section of the city was spared the flooding because it sits on high ground. The people that died were largely the black heterosexuals who lived in the poor neighborhoods outside of the downtown area. Other groups hit hard were the elderly, such as the occupants of that nursing that failed to evacuate its patients. Again, I'm guessing most of them were heterosexuals. And if any of them were gay, well, they were too damn old to do anything about it. So if Katrina was some sort of divine punishment, it apparently targeted the wrong people.

Perhaps this pastor should be glad God doesn't punish child molesters. Otherwise the Vatican would be hit by a hurricane every damn week.

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