Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Turns out Bob Marshall’s idiotic statement about God punishing women who have abortions by giving them handicapped babies wasn’t the only stupid thing said at that press conference. A minister at that conference also said Pat Robertson was right about God punishing Haiti for voodoo:

“I know his comments angered a lot of the so-called, in my opinion, liberals,” said the Rev. Joe Ellison, vice president of the Council on Spiritual Principles, who said he was speaking as an emissary of the black community.

“From a spiritual standpoint, we think the Dr. Robertson was on target about Haiti, in the past, with voodoo. And we believe in the Bible that the practice of voodoo is a sin, and what caused the nation to suffer. Those who read the Bible and study the history know that what Dr. Robertson said was the truth.”

Here’s my favorite part:

Ellison told reporters that people should also know that Robertson, who stood by his comments on Haiti during their recent meeting, also has sent 12,000 tons of food, first aid supplies and other material to the stricken island.

And I’m sure God will deal with him soon enough for helping devil worshipers to recover from God’s wrath.