For reasons I probably will never understand, wretched sinner that I am, there are a few chosen people among us who have a gift for discerning divine messages in catastrophes.


Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, for example, told us 12 years ago that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were God’s punishment of America for a whole host of liberal misdeeds. And televangelist John Hagee told us eight years ago that Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment of New Orleans for its gay-friendly ways.


And now, Robert Ritchie (above), the leader of a group in the Catholic wing of the ...

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For reasons I probably will never understand, wretched sinner that I am, there are a few chosen people among us who have a gift for discerning divine messages in catastrophes.

Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, for example, told us 12 years ago that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were God’s punishment of America for a whole host of liberal misdeeds. And televangelist John Hagee told us eight years ago that Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment of New Orleans for its gay-friendly ways.

And now, Robert Ritchie (above), the leader of a group in the Catholic wing of the ...

Read more