Republicans are saying that they might have to cancel, postpone, or at the very least scale back their national convention because of Hurricane Gustav, which is expected to slam into Louisiana as a deadly Category 4 or 5 storm on Monday. Note that Hurricane Katrina had weakened to Category 3 before it hit Louisiana.
It’s times like this when I’m glad I’m not one of those fundamentalists who blames disasters on the wrath of God. You know, like:
- Jerry Falwell blaming 9/11 as God’s retribution against gays, paganists, abortionists, and the ACLU
- Stan Goodenough saying Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for the US helping expel Jews from Gaza
- Islamic fundamentalists who claimed that the Tsunami was the fault of wicked women.
Otherwise I might have to do a little soul searching.