Remember Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, the televangelist who told a radio show that Hurricane Katrina was God's judgment against New Orleans for a gay pride parade? Well, he's back at it. Think Progress reported on comments Hagee made this week on another radio show when asked to clarify his earlier remarks:
The topic of that day was cursing and blessing. ... 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.
Hagee, you may recall, is the same religious leader whose endorsement presidential candidate John McCain solicited, accepted, and said he's still "glad to have." We wonder if Hagee's remarks will come up during McCain's visit today to the still-recovering city. We also wonder if North Carolina's GOP leaders gave any thought to Hagee's statements when they decided to run ads linking Obama to the controversial comments of Rev. Jeremiah Wright over McCain's protests.
P.S.: Well, apparently Hagee's comments will come up during McCain's visit to New Orleans, thanks to MoveOn.org.