Friday, September 02, 2005

Repent America

There's more than devastating destruction in the wake of hurricane Katrina that roared ashore on the gulf coast, the controversial comments made by some are having a negative effect and creating collateral damage as well.

For example, in his "puff piece" (pun intended) titled “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind” on Its Robert F. Kennedy Jr's ludicrous opinion that hurricane Katrina is a direct result of The Bush administration's and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's neglect concerning global warming. At one point Kennedy makes a reference to Pat Robertson's 1998 comment suggesting that hurricanes were likely to hit communities that offended God.

Now it comes to light as reported in a World Net Daily article that Michael Marcavage of Repent America Can be credited with this statement-

"Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city,"

::::Shakes head in disbelief and frowns::::

Marcavage was one of the five Philadelphia Christians arrested last year for protesting at a homosexual event. The charges eventually were tossed out.

Now I'm not a well educated theologian, however I've read the bible and as a Christian it puzzles me no end how as Christians, (correct me if I'm wrong) these statements can be Biblically justified. And I suggest they read Genesis 9

I think we should stick to calling sinners to repentance and leave the Wrath/punishment end of the business to the man upstairs! Otherwise, we as Christians will be seen as Fred "God Hates Fags" Phelps types, and nobody (for obvious reasons) will take any of us seriously.

Please pray for the victims of this storm.