Natural Disasters

Stormy Lunacy


The bozos at "Repent America" are awful, but they only scratch the surface of post-Katrina kookiness. A group called Columbia Christians for Life has circulated an e-mail arguing that the "Hurricane Katrina satellite image looks like a 6-week fetus" and noting that half of Louisiana's abortion clinics are in New Orleans. Obviously, they conclude, God wants us to repent. (Would that make God a clinic bomber?) Amanda Marcotte comments: "Sometimes I think the problem is that huge numbers of people really shouldn't have taken LSD and watched 2001: A Space Odyssey."

On the other end of the spectrum, the Rev. Lewis E. Logan II, a black pastor in Los Angeles, has declared that "it is no a coincidence that it is exactly 50 years from the time of [Emmett Till's] lynching and murder. That it is not a coincidence that the storm's name is a sister. Katrina. For she represents the collective cries of mothers who have lost their sons to the brutality and the murderous grip of this racist white supremacist American culture." Sister Katrina must have been inspired by Saturn devouring his children, since the devastated city was about 70% black.

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