Monday, September 05, 2005

new orleans: gay- and abortion-free

News from Agape Press

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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."

sigh.

9 comments:

Wasp Jerky said...

No no no no no. They've got it all wrong. Charging interest is an abomination. God was wiping out all the banks in New Orleans, just like he wiped out the financial offices in the World Trade Center. God hates bankers!

MEP said...

Lol, I posted about a similar article yesterday. REPENT AMERICA is making the same sort of claims.

greg said...

Seems to me that what God wiped out in New Orleans was the churches. He has passed judgement on those self-righteous preachers once and for all.

LutheranChik said...

It seems that God has lousy aim (why not send a tidal wave to San Francisco or Amsterdam?) and lousy timing, since the Southern Decadence event wasn't supposed to be until this week...and I understand they did manage a small parade.

Instead of getting mad at fundamentalists, I've decided that they suffer from a character disorder that transcends all religions, and they need to be pitied and helped instead.

Anonymous said...

Haven't these "religious" whackoids LONG since crossed the line from being over-zealous fanatics, to well within being full-on, bare-knuckle, batshit crazy?

A few months ago, their sayings and quotings and ideas made my blood boil with anger and horror, but now it's more like; "yeah, there ARE more loonies on the street thanks to early-release programs encouraged by the repigs."

A-non

ding said...

i think there's something in the air that's driving us all a little nuts. i've certainly felt it. on my other blog a commenter made me so mad i blew my stack - like seriously lost my temper and said things i wouldn't say to a dog on the street. my heart was beating faster, my breathing was short, my temples pounding. it was like i had been in a fight.

and that's what it is - the adrenaline of aggression.

i think our world is becoming so crazy we're all in a state of attack. we may disagree with the bush administration but we've all internalized its 'with us/against us' binary system. we're all turning into nutzoids.

Anonymous said...

Yes, please roll out the sensitivity. Our analysis on God's will concerning judgment needs to be held in proper light.

As well...a typical response to judgement calls like this (i.e. nutzoids, religious whackoids...etc) is way out of line...lacking sensitivity and sounds like we ourselves have become equals with God.

Love firmly...continuing to bring affirmation in light of the word of God.

A correct response would be...practical aide and word of hope in God's sovereignty in all things. Job glorified God by saying that He (God) gives and takes away...following verse (Job did not sin with these words).

God is not frustrated by the events in the world...He works all things for His glory. He is in the business of redeeming.

With love...

ding said...

i'm sorry. saying "God sent a hurricane to get rid of gays and abortionists" sounds nuts. it sounds crazy. and it's not enough to trot out lines like 'the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away'.

how sensitive is that? i think all our rhetoric has become overblown (and why i'm going into this when you're another anonymous commenter who's already passed on is a mystery to me) but i think that if someone begins a conversation sounding crazy, it's only polite to point that out: "hey, you sound crazy."

see? it clarifies stuff.

Anonymous said...

Didn't say that God brought the hurricane to take out gays and abortionists...

Not rhetoric...but a quote from the Bible...ya know...Job.

The only way we can stay sane is by putting our trust in God Who created the universe...who knows the number of hairs on our head...and who searches the deepest motives and intents of the heart.

Crazy is trying to wrap our minds around the events around us apart from having a relationship with God. Not jargon...truth.