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Pat Robertson territory

So the last thing I quoted from Ray Nagin wasn’t the worst of it. This is.

“Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it’s destroyed and put stress on this country,” Nagin said as he and other city leaders commemorated Martin Luther King Day. “Surely he doesn’t approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We’re not taking care of ourselves.”

Or, maybe we had a bad year for hurricanes. That could be it, too.

To his credit, his message isn’t hateful and intolerant, like some we could point out.

Still, it’s pretty bad that he coated it in irrational superstition. It’s 2005 and we’re still interpreting acts of nature as signs from the gods. Lovely.

Categories: Religion
  1. Rob
    January 17, 2006 at 7:30 pm

    I love how he said that God “wants New Orleans to be ‘chocolate'”, and now goes on to say that God hated New Orleans enough to destroy it with a hurricane. Oh Nagin, what won’t you say?

  2. January 18, 2006 at 11:15 am

    He must either be banking on an overwhelming black vote in the next election, or he drank some bad floodwater.

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