John Hagee, the evangelist, John McCain ally and weather analyst issued a statement today saying he does not “know the mind of God concerning Hurricane Katrina.”
Here’s what Hagee said:
“As a believing Christian, I see the hand of God in everything that happens here on earth, both the blessings and the curses. But ultimately neither I nor any other person can know the mind of God concerning Hurricane Katrina. I should not have suggested otherwise. No matter what the cause of the storm, my heart goes out to all who suffered in this terrible tragedy. There but for the grace of God go any one of us.”
Some prominent preachers have suggested the storm, which destroyed nursing homes but spared the French Quarter, was a sign of God’s wrath.