Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Irish Politician Joins Stupidity Chorus

A Northern Ireland politician named Maurice MIlls has weighed in and claimed that Hurricane Katrina was sent by God as punishment for homosexuality. God, as usual, could not be reached for comment.

Comments

  1. #1 raj
    November 21, 2005

    It was reported that the predominantly gay areas of New Orleans were spared the effects of the hurricane, including the flooding. The poor areas of NO were whacked. And the predominantly Protestant areas in Alabama and Mississippi were also whacked, but they were spared flooding because they were above sea level.

    This Northern Irish guy is a loon.

  2. #2 CPT_Doom
    November 21, 2005

    Meanwhile, neither DC nor San Francisco, which, as I understand it, have the highest urban population densities of gay and lesbian citizens in the nation, have been hit with any major disaster since the ’89 earthquake (which did nothing to harm the gay community specifically – in fact most of the deaths occurred in pretty straight Oakland). Massachusetts hums happily along two years after the ruling the made gay marriage legal; not to mention the continuing lack of hellfire and brimstone in Vermont or Connecticut, with their civil unions, and New Hampshire, with its gay bishop.

    In fact, according to the theories of Carnegie-Mellon professor Richard Florida, those cities that are most open to the “creative class,” do best economically – and being accepting of gay and lesbian citizens is a key indicator of being open to the creative class. So the more you accept “perversion” and “decadence” the more economically robust your community will be. Doesn’t sound like punishment at all to me.

  3. #3 Dave S.
    November 21, 2005

    I have two words for folks like these…Las Vegas.

  4. #4 Ed Brayton
    November 21, 2005

    Dave S wrote:

    I have two words for folks like these…Las Vegas.

    Oh Dave, Las Vegas has been hit by the worst disaster imaginable – Celine Dion. The fiery pit of hell itself would be Club Med compared to having to sit through her show.

  5. #5 Dave S.
    November 21, 2005

    How else could those people know that their hearts go on if not for Celine??

    Why, she’s practically performing a public service.

  6. #6 Ed Brayton
    November 21, 2005

    Dave S wrote:

    How else could those people know that their hearts go on if not for Celine??

    I think it’s more important to note that while their hearts may go on, their brain left years ago.

  7. #7 ZacharySmith
    November 21, 2005

    If the Big Guy was pissed off at New Orleans, He must have been REALLY pissed at Pakistan. Wonder what the Pakistanis could have done to deserve such an earthquake?

    Must be be a lot of gay Pakistanis.

  8. #8 raj
    November 22, 2005

    Seen on the Internet a few years ago:

    Proof: Baptists (not gays) cause Tornados!

    Pat Robertson and Statistics: Do Unnatural Acts Cause Natural Disasters?

    http://www.comedyclub.co.za/feature/feature15.html

    (This is on a number of web sites, but this is the one that I had bookmarked.)

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