Some People Just Don’t Get It

From today’s Think Progress website:

On his radio show yesterday, right-wing talker Dennis Prager asked Hagee to respond to “the various charges made against him” in a fact sheet put out by the Democratic National Committee. Asked about his comments on Hurricane Katrina, Hagee said “the topic of that day was cursing and blessing”:

HAGEE: Yes. The topic of that day was cursing and blessing. … What happened in New Orleans looked like the curse of God, in time if New Orleans recovers and becomes the pristine city it can become it may in time be called a blessing. But at this time it’s called a curse.

Prager followed up by asking if all natural disasters are a result of “the divine hand” and if there is “any natural disaster that is not the result of sin?” Hagee responded by saying “it’s a result of God’s permissible will” and “that there was going to be a massive homosexual rally there the following Monday,” which he said “was sin”:

PRAGER: Right, but in the case, did NPR get, is this quote correct though that in the case of New Orleans you do feel it was sin?

HAGEE: In the case of New Orleans, their plan to have that homosexual rally was sin. But it never happened. The rally never happened.

PRAGER: No, I understand.

HAGEE: It was scheduled that Monday.

PRAGER: No, I’m only trying to understand that in the case of New Orleans, you do feel that God’s hand was in it because of a sinful city?

HAGEE: That it was a city that was planning a sinful conduct, yes.

Unconvinced by Hagee’s explanation, Prager said “frankly” that critics “can get you” for those comments “because people don’t like to hear that sort of thing.”

So. The city of New Orleans, home of the most debauched Mardi Gras this country has ever seen, a party that has been in existence for decades, is wiped off the map by a wrathful God for a homosexual rally? Apparently people walking around nude or having sex in the streets is okay, but putting a bunch of homosexuals together clothed is cause for massive destruction.  Sin is, of course, relative to them.

This is also the guy who thinks we should nuke Iran to kick off World War III so Jesus can come back.

~ by WriterRand on April 23, 2008.

4 Responses to “Some People Just Don’t Get It”

  1. Yeah, I’ll say that the guy’s pretty nuts… I don’t think Iran is as big of a danger to the US as the current administration is. I do agree that sometimes God allows bad things to happen to people to “wake them up”, so to speak, but I don’t think it had anything to do with homosexuality this time, especially in light of Mardi Gras being there every year. It’s a dumb argument.

  2. Hagee’s just crazy, and his view of sin is sadly confused. Why doesn’t a hurricane hit the Hollywood studios where tons of shows are filmed that promote fornication like it’s nothing at all? I mean, seriously, why does everyone get so upset over homosexuality when things like “Friends” and “Sex and the City” have been on for years? Personally, I take a more “live and let live” approach (so if you’re a “Friends” fan, don’t worry). But still, Christians can’t just give lip-service to the fact that all sins (and all sexual sins in particular) are equal. They have to back it up with their actions and speak out against all sins equally. Hagee does not, and has not ever.

  3. It’s amazing how the media is giving John McCain a pass on his connection to Hagee. Hagee’s comments are much more offensive than Obama’s Rev. Wright.

  4. It’s about the same to me, Norm. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Hillary for the win.

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