Yesterday, the California Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry. To the god dreamed up by John Hagee (the fundamentalist pastor whose endorsement John McCain sought for months), that’s like an 11 on the Smite Thee for Sin scale. John Hagee, you may recall, asserts that his god sends hurricanes to punish gay people:
All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are — were recipients of the judgment of God for that. The newspaper carried the story in our local area that was not carried nationally that there was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came. And the promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in any of the other Gay Pride parades. So I believe that the judgment of God is a very real thing. I know that there are people who demur from that, but I believe that the Bible teaches that when you violate the law of God, that God brings punishment sometimes before the day of judgment. And I believe that the Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans.
Well, it’s the day after for the California coast. Let’s look for the righteous hurricane of divine justice on the ol’ radar map:
Wait. I, um, don’t see it. What is John Hagee’s dreamed-up god waiting for? Hey, I know. It must be one of those newfangled stealth hurricanes.