Eh, they're just some tiny fringe group, right?
Well, Agape Press, the American Family Association's news service (and nobody can claim that the AFA isn't right in the heart of Christian activism) posted an article misleadingly titled New Orleans Residents: God's Mercy Evident in Katrina's Wake. They don't just imply.
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."
Last I checked, this isn't what Christianity is about. I thought Christianity wasn't about exploiting human suffering.
Show me that it's not. Take a stand.
Repost this. Don't just link it, copy it and repost it. (Darqstar...there was a part here about asking your friends to repost it, which I cut out because it's too demanding and too chain letter like.)
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Darqstar's opinion... It never fails to amaze me that Jesus was a man who taught us about loving your neighbor and accepting people, yet his "followers" can be twisted and turned into foaming lunatics over anyone who offends their sense of moralities.
Even when God decided to send his judgement down on Sodom, he allowed Lott and his family to escape, as they were the only untainted people in the city.
So, what about all the innocent lives that were lost? When did God become such a freakin' prick?
Chew on that one...