In a televised speech this morning, the Reverend John Hagee declared that God doesn’t actually mind gays so much after all:
All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. Hurricane Gustav largely spared New Orleans after killing many others, despite the Southern Decadence gay pride week from August 27 to September 1 in New Orleans. I guess God doesn’t mind the gays so much.
Well, two of my statements are true. Hurricane Gustav did largely spare New Orleans, and there was indeed a gay pride week in New Orleans.
But one of my statements was a lie (forgive me for my sin, Reverend Hagee). John Hagee did not actually make a statement to the effect that God doesn’t mind gay people so much. It’s kind of hard to explain, considering that the last time a hurricane hit New Orleans, John Hagee jumped right out there and declared God’s Judgment:
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.
Why, when he had declared Hurricane Katrina’s wrath to be the judgment of an angry God in the face of a gay pride parade, wouldn’t he declare Hurricane Gustav’s weakness to be the approval of a mellow God in the face of a whole week of gay pride celebrations?
Could it be that John Hagee hated gay people before God told him to?