Saturday, September 03, 2005

Why True Christians Should be Worried About the Loose Cannons in Their Flock

Rev. Bill Shanks, pastor of New Covenant Fellowship of New Orleans, sees God's mercy in the aftermath of Katrina -- but in a different way. Shanks says the hurricane has wiped out much of the rampant sin common to the city.

The pastor explains that for years he has warned people that unless Christians in New Orleans took a strong stand against such things as local abortion clinics, the yearly Mardi Gras celebrations, and the annual event known as "Southern Decadence" -- an annual six-day "gay pride" event scheduled to be hosted by the city this week -- God's judgment would be felt.

“New Orleans now is abortion free. New Orleans now is Mardi Gras free. New Orleans now is free of Southern Decadence and the sodomites, the witchcraft workers, false religion -- it's free of all of those things now," Shanks says. "God simply, I believe, in His mercy purged all of that stuff out of there -- and now we're going to start over again..."


lazydog said...


Holly in Cincinnati said...

Perhaps God has purged Rev. Shanks.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Reverend Skanks must think the one foot of floodwater presently stewing in the oppressive heat on the Mardi Gras route and other sodomite areas will never evaporate.
Also, I'd hazard a guess that the queer to "good Christian" ratio of fatalities disproves his whacked out proclamations.
As a gay mecca, the queers who vacation in New Orleans in the years to come will continue to spend tons of money and help bolster the city's ruined economy.

I was once strolling down Rue Royal hand in hand with my girlfriend and a guy passing by said, "God will condemn you for your mutual self-abuse."
I said, "God will forgive you for your illogical sentence construction and plaid polyester abuse."

dusty said...

No one should be surprized by this assclowns sermon..I have been waiting for such nonsense since Katrina hit. The rightwing religious zealots will have a field day today I am sure..

Karen Zipdrive said...

Churches always seem to say they are collecting $ for the needy.
Time to put up or shut up- the nation's greatest natural catastrophe in history has happened.
Time for these skyscraper cathedrals and shiny suited evangelists to pay the piper.
Help the needy now, church leaders.
Stop begging and start giving.

Karen Zipdrive said...

By the way, I wonder if Reverend Skanks' church was somehow spared any damage?
Since the whole freakin' town now has flowing rivers where the streets used to be, I wonder if his New Covenant of Fellowship was spared because it's so much holier than every other structure in New Orleans?


Dono said...

Pathetic. So Shanks believes in a god that would wipe out a city and kill 10,000 poor people--just to teach the survivors a lesson? What a self-righteous loon.

"I meant to destroy all those rampant sinners," said a clearly befuddled God. "My aim must be off. Maybe I've lost some omni out of my potent."

JimBob said...


From the Book of Short-Sighted Asshole Hate Mongers, Chapter 18, verses 23 - 35:

And the Lord, thy God, hath said "Thou art sinners whoever believeth differently from Me. For, verily, I hath created thou in Mine image, and, as such, thou shall NOT have independant, um, hey waitaminute. That just don't make sense, does it? Um, hey Jesus, erase that last bit and let's take it from the top with a little different tone. What? Out of papyrus? Shit! Well just let it stand. Those that come later will be smart enough to know I was just joking, right?"

hee hee hee. A little blasphemy once in awhile is good for the soul.

JimBob said...

BTW, I just read an article online and it appears that the good reverend was wrong: Southern Decadence may very well take place after all...