BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, September 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Alabama Senator wrote that hurricanes Katrina and Rita are God’s judgment being visited upon a sinful nation.
“New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast have always been known for gambling, sin and wickedness,” Sen. Hank Erwin wrote in a column appearing in the Birmingham News Wednesday. “It is the kind of behavior that ultimately brings the judgment of God.”
He said that after visiting the Alabama gulf coast, he was “awed” but not surprised at the devastation that occurred. “Warnings year after year by godly evangelists and preachers went unheeded. So why were we surprised when finally the hand of judgment fell?” the Republican senator from Montevallo, situated between Birmingham and Montgomery, wrote. “Sadly, innocents suffered along with the guilty. Sin always brings suffering to good people as well as the bad.”
“America has been moving away from God,” he added. “We all need to embrace godliness and churchgoing and good, godly living, and we can get divine protection for that point.”
New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas, after witnessing the horrors first hand and hearing talk of Sodom and Gomorrah commented earlier this month, “Maybe God’s going to cleanse us.”
See the related LifeSiteNews.com report:
New Orleans City Council President: “Maybe God’s Going To Cleanse Us”