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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pastor Hagee Asked About Hurricane Gustav

Hurricane Gustav is suspected to land in New Orleans on Monday of next week (ironically enough on the day that Bush is scheduled to speak at the Republican Convention).

Pastor Hagee, the right-wing nutjob minister who blamed New Orleans and the Gays for Katrina's horrific devastation, was contacted about the current storm. His silence is rich:

Earlier today, ThinkProgress contacted John Hagee Ministries to see if erstwhile John McCain endorser Rev. Hagee saw the Lord’s hand in reports that President Bush might not speak at the Republican National Convention on Monday because of Tropical Storm Gustav.

Back in 2006, Hagee declared that “Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans.” Hagee said that “New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God,” because “there was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came.”

ThinkProgress asked Rev. Hagee’s spokesperson, Kara Silverman, whether Gustav’s possible impact on the Republican National Convention might be seen as punishment against Republicans for their not having done enough to combat the “homosexual agenda,” or whether this storm could be attributed to some other target of divine wrath.

Ms. Silverman said Hagee had “no comment.”