The Washington Post, among other sources, reports the following words from the mayor of New Orleans:
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 16 — Mayor C. Ray Nagin suggested Monday that hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that “God is mad at America” — and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting.
“Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it’s destroyed and put stress on this country,” Nagin said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Pat Robertson is not alone is being an asshole, apparently. But then the false theology of Job’s friends, that bad things happen only to bad people, and that if you suffer, you must have deserved it, is a widely believed lie.