Jeff L. Thigpen Register of Deeds

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Moral Levy Breaks! Franklin Graham's New Orleans

A little context: 12 polar ice caps have broken away from the South Pole the size of Rhode Island. We are going through a period of increased severity of hurricanes', etc, and thousands of poor people were stranded in New Orleans.

I'm not saying that God used this storm as a judgment,'' Franklin Graham said. But he said the city's Mardi Gras revelry and ties to voodoo were adverse to Christian beliefs.

Basically, by not saying it, Rev. Franklin Graham is saying it. I could pick almost any city in America and use the Bible to justify the argument of God's judgement against that city by compartmentalizing "SINFUL"
behavior. What great sin did Galveston perpetuate to deserve Hurricane Rita's wrath?

``The good news is that God loves sinners,'' said Graham.

The Good News is also that Jesus talks about the Poor and Poverty over 500 times in the New Testament. I appreciate the prayers and good will offered New Orleans clergy regarding the moral fiber of that City. I really do and maybe I need to understand all his comments.

But we need to be careful speaking for God....


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