By Richard Yeakley
Religion News Service
(RNS) When Hurricane Katrina roared ashore six years ago, it brought in its wake untold property damage and emotional distress to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, but also something deeper.
Some conservative religious leaders warned that Katrina was a divine rebuke for abortion or perhaps a warning from God that the U.S. still hadn't taken enough precautions to prepare for a terrorist attack.
For William Mackintosh, a retired Presbyterian pastor who survived the exodus from and returned to New Orleans, God played an active role throughout the disaster, but was not punishing America. (Read more...)