Christian conservative Rick Joyner recently said hurricane Katrina was God's judgment for a Gay Pride festival.

Joyner, who heads Morning Star Ministries and the Oak Initiative, told parishioners that he told an unnamed U.S. senator that the hurricane was judgment from God.

“When a U.S. senator called me and asked me if hurricane Katrina was judgment from God, I said yes, this is judgment from God, and it was,” Joyner said.

“And you know a lot of the people there weren’t guilty, but it was on our nation and it was a very gracious judgment, filled with grace. Believe it or not, filled with grace from God but it was judgment. One of the things He was saying, He’s not gonna put up with this perversion anymore. Katrina hit New Orleans the day before they were supposed to have that Day of Decadence, Katrina the same storm hit Key West on the same day they were gonna have their gay pride parade. There is a message here, that is something the Lord is not gonna put up with. He loves homosexuals, they're not gay, it's hard to find one who is happy, that's a misnomer.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Joyner neglected to mention that hurricane Katrina spared New Orlean's French Quarter, site of the annual Southern Decadence gay festival.