Thursday, September 01, 2005

Religious Right PosterBoys:

Michael Marcavage and his group Repent America are being a real class act in their analysis of the Hurricane. Basically, God did this to New Orleans because the city recognizes an annual homosexual celebration which begins this week and things like Girls Gone Wild and Mardi Gras parties.

In case you aren't aware, Marcavage and his group are the "Free Speech" posterboys that the religious right rallied behind a little while back when they were arrested for protesting a Philadelphia Gay Pride Event. (And just a few weeks ago, they also protested a gay friendly Phillies game.) Look, I support Marcavage's right to protest because I support free speech for everyone, not just for the speech with which I agree. If the Nazis have the right to march in Skokie, then Marcavage et al., have the right to protest gay pride events.

But that's not how the religious right portrayed the "Philadelphia Eleven" event. They acted as though these were "Christians" just like them being persecuted as "hate criminals" for entirely reasonable and just speech. No sorry, these were not a bunch of Joe Carters or Marvin Olaskys. The Philadelphia Eleven are one step removed from Fred Phelps.

6 comments:

Marty said...

He swept away more than a handful of Casino boats as well, if you recall.

We all lament and pray for relief from the suffering of both the innocent and the guilty. But as a native, i have to say -- yeah, that town needed a good cleaning.

Funny, Jon, how many people are so eager to blame President Bush for this, either for not signing off on Kyoto, or for putting too many reserve units into Iraq. Certainly such theories are no less crackpot and opportunistic than "the drowning of sodom and gemorrah", wouldnt you agree?

Bill Ware said...

People who feel insecure and powerless will associate themselves with a powerful god in order to feel more powerful and significant themselves.

The pity is that they involve their children in their neuroses. Then they accuse others of being poor parents!

Marty said...

At this point, i think we're all feeling insecure and powerless. Keep praying for the wet and stranded. More will die today.

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