Hagee Repeats Charge that Katrina Result of Gay "Sin"
One of the more eye-opening statements made by controversial Christian fundamentalist Pastor John Hagee -- and Sen. John McCain supporter -- was that Hurricane Katrina was the result of God being angry at the residents of the city because of a scheduled gay parade. Hagee originally made the statement to NPR's Terri Gross. (Hagee has also made lots of disparaging comments about other groups he doesn't like - Catholics in particular.)
McCain has repudiated some of Hagee's statements -- about Catholics -- but hasn't said he didn't want Hagee's endorsement.
Tuesday in an interview with conservative talk show host Dennis Prager Wednesday, Hagee repeated his comment about New Orleans.
HAGEE: ... What happened in New Orleans looked like the curse of God, in time if New Orleans recovers and becomes the pristine city it can become it may in time be called a blessing. But at this time it's called a curse.
McCain, who is in New Orleans today on his Time for Action tour, couldn't have been all that happy with the timing of Hagee's comments. That made it twice in two days that groups or individuals that support McCain sounded off in ways that he says make him uncomfortable.
1:56 PM ET | 04-24-2008 | permalink