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Still blaming the homos for Katrina

Man, I thought this tired sh*t was through by now. Today we have an unhinged pastor blaming gays at an invocation before the first NOLA city council meeting since the hurricane. As if there aren’t more important things to be discussed than queer energy and general debauchery stirring up natural disasters. (

New Orleans City Council has met for the first time since hurricane Katrina and the priest who delivered the invocation at the start of the meeting said the disaster may have been brought on by gays “and other sinners”.

The Rev. Robert Guste of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Kenner said that Southern Decadence, the annual gay festival that was to have been held the week the storm hit, and the city’s large number of gay bars could have been a contributing factor. [And the reason Rita hit TX is…?]

He also blamed the “debauchery” of Mardi Gras, gambling and pornography. “Does this not invite divine judgment,” the 78 year old priest told councilors. Noting that some people call New Orleans “Sin City,” Guste said the storm was a warning that “God was knocking on our door and telling us to get our house ready.”

…It is not the first time that Guste and his church have been in the spotlight. In 1997 Guste and parishioners at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church claimed that a portrait of the Virgin Mary that hangs beside the altar was weeping. People came from all over the US to see the purported miracle but the Vatican distanced itself from the event.


Blender Kathy of Birmingham Blues noted that another dumb*ss is bleating much the same thing in Alabama.

Sen. Hank Erwin (R-Montevallo) has opened his mouth in public again, and once again it was a mistake. He says God sent Hurricane Katrina and other storms that have caused devastation on the Gulf Coast as punishment for sin. According to Hank, “New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast have always been known for gambling, sin and wickedness.” Notice that he doesn’t mention Alabama in his statement. So I guess that means that we don’t sin here. And of course he doesn’t mention Texas; there couldn’t possibly be any sin in W’s home state.

…Erwin is a one-note fanatic who spends his time in the Senate trying to protect us from the evil homos who, at least according to Hank (and other nuts like book-banning Rep. Gerald Allen), are trying to take over the world. What are the chances he’ll also be a one-term wonder in the Alabama Senate? Not great, I’m afraid. People like Hank can always appeal to the smug wing of the Christian faith, those who sit safely in their houses, secure in the knowledge that they have a direct line to God and the rest of us will be roasting soon.

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