Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Gays Responsible for New Orleans Damage

The devastation in the South is terrible. Our prayers go out to all those affected by this hurricane. Typically people come together when something like this happens, however the times are achanging and I was wondering how long it would take. Repent America, an evangelical Christian group that regularly demonstrates at LGBT events is blaming gays for hurricane Katrina. reports that Repent America is saying that New Orleans was destroyed by God because of Southern Decadence (SD), the gay festival that was to have taken place in the city over the Labor Day weekend. By the way, Southern Decadence has been going on for over 30 years, don't you think God would have stopped it after year 1?

The head of Repent America is Michael Marcavage:

"Let us pray for those ravaged by this disaster. However, we must not forget that the citizens of New Orleans tolerated and welcomed the wickedness in their city for so long," Marcavage said.

"May this act of God cause us all to think about what we tolerate in our city limits, and bring us trembling before the throne of Almighty God," Marcavage concluded.

This is the same Michael Marcavage who was at the Philadelphia Outfest yelling Bible passages to drown out the events on stage. After being arrested, Marcavage was used as a tool by the American Family Association to raise money for their anti-gay causes.

I guess the fact that the French Quarter, where the SD events take place and were the least damaged areas of New Orleans doesn't matter. These "Christians" use any incident to bash gays and lesbians. First we're responsible for terrorist attacks and now, natural disasters. How truly sad.


simchaboston said...

Either they're brainless or just vile. Possibly both.

Anonymous said...


I was waiting for the crazy Christians to blame us for the damage to New Orleans. These people are truly sick and hide behind the Christian "flag", yet nothing about them is Christian. I didn't know that Christ preached hate! Yet they do it in his name. They talk about praying for the citizens of New Orleans who welcomed the wickidness into the city. I guess they had this coming to them! Of course, the fact that these events brought huge amounts of revenue to the city so people were able to make a living is wrong. What group is responsible for the devastation of the casino's in Mississippi? I guess the gamblers and the drinkers!

Well this gay man prays for all the citizens affected by this incredible disaster. I hope that they can find the strength from the loving Jesus to rebuild and get on with their lives. I can't wait for New Orleans to rebuild. I will be there to help their economy.

I also want to thank you for this blog. You are doing a fantastic job of keeping us informed. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that most of Mississippi and many parts of Alabama were also taken out, two of the most Christian states in the country. Could it be that God has a poor aim or was it just a random act of nature and Marcavage is a random idiot.

Anonymous said...

I am just sickened by that evil woman on the the massresistance blog. She is actually calling on people not to donate to the Red Cross and is blaming the "sodomites" for the natural disaster. I personally don't want to donate to Red Cross either because as a gay man-I can't donate blood. But, I still will. It is not the fault of the refugees that the Red Cross is discrimatory towards Gay men. Furthermore, she states that we should not too feel too bad for them, after all they are just a black population of gamblers. I hope she burns in hell. I wish she would move out of state like she promised to when gay marriage became legal.

massmarrier said...

I had tuned her out because the blog is so obviously outré. However, she got me with her call to boycott donating to the Red Cross.

She cites some every more bizarre source – the Missionaries to the Preborn, a sensationalist anti-abortion minister. (You can't make this stuff up!) The complaint is apparently that the ARC has a non-discrimination personnel policy and forbids anti-gay email.

Regardless, any donation that is withheld out of confusion from this takes food and other disaster aid from the suffers. Damned Christian, eh?