When a powerful tropical storm sweeps close enough to wipe out the first day of the Republican National Convention, is it a sign of divine intervention?
A small, but significant, segment of Republican voters believe that extreme weather is more than a random interaction of atmospheric forces. When hurricanes or droughts or earthquakes inflict suffering on humanity, these folks take it as a sign of God's punishment. What then do we make of the storm that is sweeping by
Is the Almighty angered because the party that claims to speak for devout Americans is about to nominate a Mormon and a Roman Catholic as their candidates for president and vice president? Fundamentalist Christians long believed Mormons were a heretical cult, and Catholics were tools of the wicked "Whore of Rome." Maybe the new tolerance toward non-Protestant politicians is courting wrath from on high.
Or is the Man Upstairs peeved because the
Or could it be something more unexpected? Could God be irritated because some of the Republicans who claim to speak for him are breaking his commandments?
On Monday, while the convention delegates had plenty of time on their hands, many of them attended the Faith and Freedom rally featuring Eagle Forum founder
Maybe, unlike Schlafly, the Lord checked out
Naw, probably not. Tropical Storm Issac was likely always intended as another blast at New Orleans for continuing to give shelter to gay poets, jazz musicians and drunk college women who flash their breasts for a string of
After all, the storm forced Louisiana Gov.