portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reposts united states

anti-racism | government | human & civil rights | katrina aftermath

THIS IS THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT'S INTERPRETATION OF THE FLOODS

This repulsive press release was sent out by these lunatics. Please flood them with emails (cc: to the White House) telling them just how unacceptable and unchristian this press release is.
HURRICANE KATRINA DESTROYS NEW ORLEANS DAYS BEFORE "SOUTHERN DECADENCE" 8/31/05 PHILADELPHIA - Just days before "Southern Decadence", an annual homosexual celebration attracting tens of thousands of people to the French Quarters section of New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina destroys the city. "Southern Decadence" has a history of filling the French Quarters section of the city with drunken homosexuals engaging in sex acts in the public streets and bars. Last year, a local pastor sent video footage of sex acts being performed in front of police to the mayor, city council, and the media. City officials simply ignored the footage and continued to welcome and praise the weeklong celebration as being an "exciting event". However, Hurricane Katrina has put an end to the annual celebration of sin. On the official "Southern Decadence" website (www.SouthernDecadence.com), it states that the annual event brought in "125,000 revelers" to New Orleans last year, increasing by thousands each year, and up from "over 50,000 revelers" in 1997. This year's 34th annual "Southern Decadence" was set for Wednesday, August 31, 2005 through Monday, September 5, 2005, but due to massive flooding and the damage left by the hurricane, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has ordered everyone to evacuate the city. The past three mayors of New Orleans, including Sidney Barthelomew, Marc H. Morial, and C. Ray Nagin, issued official proclamations welcoming visitors to "Southern Decadence". Additionally, New Orleans City Council made other proclamations recognizing the annual homosexual celebration. "Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city," stated Repent America director Michael Marcavage. "From 'Girls Gone Wild' to 'Southern Decadence,' New Orleans was a city that had its doors wide open to the public celebration of sin. From the devastation may a city full of righteousness emerge," he continued. New Orleans is also known for its Mardi Gras parties where thousands of drunken men revel in the streets to exchange plastic jewelry for drunken women to expose their breasts. This annual event sparked the creation of the "Girls Gone Wild" video series. "We must help and pray for those ravaged by this disaster, but let us not forget that the citizens of New Orleans tolerated and welcomed the wickedness in their city for so long," Marcavage said. "May this act of God cause us all to think about what we tolerate in our city limits, and bring us trembling before the throne of Almighty God," Marcavage concluded. "[God] sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matthew 5:45)
some helpful information perhaps 01.Sep.2005 16:21

dubthach

it might help if you identified who's press release this was, both so we can as you say flood them with emails, and to determine the veractity of this information. a witchy activist.

just read the above more closely ... 01.Sep.2005 21:57

White Lilac

it will point you to repentamerica.com

See a few articles up the newswire:

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/323940.shtml

WHOOPS 02.Sep.2005 11:21

Madame Karnak

I should have made the location more prominent. The press release came from REPENT AMERICA and it was sent to all kinds of media including some of the flooded newspapers in New Orleans. That's where I got a copy.

MK

so supply the link then 02.Sep.2005 20:20

uh

oh

sick puppies 03.Sep.2005 02:45

me

but then, we knew that...
So why are you surprised?

What makes you nervous? 03.Sep.2005 21:07

SRA

It would seem at first glance that the article is mostly just facts. Why does it bother you? That they refer to it as "wickedness" shouldn't bother anyone. The people who organize the event themselves call it decadent. Duh?