Pastor Opens OK House Session With Deranged Rant Blaming Katrina On Gays

Pastor Bill Ledbetter of Fairview Baptist Church opened last week’s session of the Oklahoma House with a lengthy deranged rant that denounces the separation of church and state as non-existent. Then he veers into the old chestnut that God destroyed New Orleans because of Southern Decadence. Then it’s “something something Jeebus blood damnation hellfire something wharrgarbl wharrgarbl yahtzee!” And the democratically elected body of legislators sat reverently and nodded along. The Republic of Gilead is upon us, people.

CORRECTION: I was watching the Kansas caucus results on CNN when I posted this and stupidly wrote that this happened in the Kansas House. OKLAHOMA.