Hagee Claims He Has Gay Friends, But Don't Ask Him Who They Are
March 25, 2008Election '08
The NYT's Deborah Solomon interviewed anti-gay, Catholic-bashing, Armegeddon-worshipping, John McCain-endorsing megachurch pastor John Hagee. He was asked about his rant about gays bringing hellfire to New Orleans via Katrina.
All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are - were recipients of the judgment of God for that. The newspaper carried the story in our local area that was not carried nationally that there was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came. And the promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in any of the other Gay Pride parades. So I believe that the judgment of God is a very real thing."This is what he said about the above in the interview.
Let's talk about your much-quoted comment that Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for a gay rights parade in New Orleans . We're not going down there. That's so far off-base it would take us 33 pages to go through that, and it's not worth going through.
I am not eager to rehash it either, although I wish that evangelicals were not so hard on gays. Our church is not hard against the gay people. Our church teaches what the Bible teaches, that it is not a righteous lifestyle. But of course we must love even sinners.