Hurricane Katrina halted plans for Southern Decadence Day?-Truth!

Hurricane Katrina Hit New Orleans During the Week Scheduled for a Homosexual Event called “Southern Decadence Day” – Truth!

Summary of the eRumor:
The eRumor says that during the week that Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States, a homosexual event called “Southern Decadence Day” was due to take place in New Orleans.
The eRumor also says that gambling casinos were in the eye of the storm.
The email also says that the storm was brewing in the Atlantic at the same time that Israeli’s were being forced out of their homes in Gaza.
The Bible is then quoted where “sea and waves roaring” is predicted as well as “men’s hearts failing them for fear.”
The Truth:
First, the name of the event is “Southern Decadence.”
It was scheduled to take place from August 31 to September 5 and had become a Labor Day tradition in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
According to promotional materials about Southern Decadence, it was to involved more than 100,000 mostly gay and lesbian participants and generate more than $100 million in tourist dollars.
One of the common questions after natural disasters is whether these “acts of God” mean anything about the locations where they took place.
Only God can answer that but there is no end of people who will answer it for him.
Last updated 9/2/05