Thursday, September 08, 2005

an alternate opinion on katrina

Rev. Bill Shanks, pastor of New Covenant Fellowship of New Orleans, also sees God's mercy in the aftermath of Katrina -- but in a different way. Shanks says the hurricane has wiped out much of the rampant sin common to the city.

The pastor explains that for years he has warned people that unless Christians in New Orleans took a strong stand against such things as local abortion clinics, the yearly Mardi Gras celebrations, and the annual event known as "Southern Decadence" -- an annual six-day "gay pride" event scheduled to be hosted by the city this week -- God's judgment would be felt.

“New Orleans now is abortion free. New Orleans now is Mardi Gras free. New Orleans now is free of Southern Decadence and the sodomites, the witchcraft workers, false religion -- it's free of all of those things now," Shanks says. "God simply, I believe, in His mercy purged all of that stuff out of there -- and now we're going to start over again."

(from repent america, a lovely and enlightening website.)


Anonymous said...

do you think he'd take offense that maia likes to say "mama, i love you bigger than jesus!"? all the casual talk of jesus comes from a year of catholic school in the'd be surpised how frequently he pops up in conversation!

Liz Woodbury said...

hee hee. isaac's christian religious education consists almost entirely of monty python's "life of brian."