McCain Backer Hagee Still Blaming New Orleans’ Sin for Katrina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2008

Contact: Peter Montgomery at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

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On the eve of John McCain’s scheduled trip to New Orleans, McCain backer John Hagee repeated his belief that Hurricane Katrina was sent by God as punishment for the city’s “sin” of hosting an upcoming gay gathering.

“John Hagee’s statements are insulting to New Orleans and demonstrate hatred and bigotry,” said Kathryn Kolbert, president of People For the American Way. “John McCain sought the support of Rev. Hagee — he needs to repudiate that support now.”

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People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch blog posted the following item today:

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/2008/04/perfect_timing.html