I have never been so proud to be on the far left-wing. I don't have the highest regards for religion and this is why. Below is part of an article by Tim Grieve for www.salon.com
The real cause of Hurricane Katrina?
We reported last night on the cause of Hurricane Katrina... in the eyes of an anti-abortion group called Columbia Christians for Life. The storm, the group says, is God's way of punishing Louisiana for having 10 abortion clinics.
...that's what the Columbia Christians for Life were saying yesterday... now it seems to be saying that God sent Katrina after Louisiana to prevent Southern Decadence, an annual gay-themed bash that was scheduled for Labor Day weekend in New Orleans.
The Columbia Christians for Life forwarded to us a press release from a Philadelphia-based outfit called Repent America. In it, Repent America director Michael Marcavage explains: "Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city. From 'Girls Gone Wild' to 'Southern Decadence,' New Orleans was a city that had its doors wide open to the public celebration of sin. May it never be the same."
Yep, that's right (literally and figuratively). Leave it up to those god-fearing, bible touting far right-wingers to blame a natural disaster on gays and abortions. Out of all of the crazy bs I've heard come out of these people's mouths, this takes the cake. Way to go Christians, first one of your leaders calls for an assassination of a foreign leader (isn't that against one of ten commandments or something?) and now you have wacks saying crap like this.
You think maybe it's time to rethink this whole religion thing? And while you are thinking about that, think about this, that maybe the framers of the Constitution knew what they were doing when they put separation of church and state in it?
That's my view from the left.