Time for Round Two of Patriot Week, as I’ve dubbed it here on the blog.
You remember when the earthquake hit Haiti, Pat Robertson said that the natural disaster was God’s curse on those people.
Now, claiming that God is punishing people is nothing new or original. Just recently, John MacArthur declared that America is under God’s curse and that, “if God doesn’t destroy America soon, He’s going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”
You probably remember Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s sermon, “God damn America!” that was blasted over every airwave for weeks a few years ago. And Fred Phelps, of course, says that God pretty much hates everyone before breakfast every day.
Of course, Rev. Wright, Robertson, and Phelps are certifiably kooky. And after being force fed several of his books in seminary I’m no fan of MacArthur (and his love of anointing himself a “Biblicist”). But I’m going to brace myself, take the unpopular view and run with it.
What if they’re right? Maybe America really is under God’s curse…