Monday, September 26, 2005

Katrina's Aftermath From A Minister's Viewpoint

David Millican is a retired preacher in McComb, Mississippi

To my friends and family:

What I have seen since Katrina:

The poor and the wealthy hurt by the storm.
Black, White, Hispanic, Oriental and Indian all hurt by the storm.
Christian people giving, giving, giving.
Churches going all out to minister in Jesus' name.
Neighbors going door to door helping one another.
Thugs and hoodlums going door to door looking for someone vulnerable.
Ice and water being fought over as police tried to keep the peace.
People coming up from New Orleans taking over empty houses because shelters are full.
Out of town volunteers coming with food and staying for now a week still serving it.
The Churches all over this part of the country doing what Christians do in a crisis.
FEMA doing a wonderful job in getting help to us.
The Red Cross doing a great job in the shelters.
The Salvation Army doing a great job in the community.
Four Hundred crewman from everywhere bring back the power to our homes, churches and businesses.
Lines at service stations a block to a mile long National Guardsman patrolling the streets of McComb along with Kentucky policemen protecting us from the hoodlums and
thugs of McComb, Pike County and New Orleans (the most dangerous city in the world before Katrina.)
Drug dealers working outside shelters.
Doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel working tirelessly, even sleeping in the hospital to do the job God called them to do.

WHAT I HAVE NOT SEEN:

The ACLU setting up a feeding line.
People for the American Way helping in the shelters.
The NAACP doing any work whatsover.
The American Atheist organization serving meals in the shelters.
Jesse Jackson directing traffic at the gas stations.

I could go on but you get my message. It’s the Christian people with love and compassion who do the work. The gripers in Congress should come on down
and get in line to pass the water and the ice. Are you listening Hillary, Chuck, Teddy and all the sorry loafers we call Senators and Congressmen. They don't
have a clue as to what this life is all about here on the gulf coast.

Boy I feel better now.
David A. Millican

PS From Tonto-G

What Mr. Millican is, also, unlikely to see in McComb us the likes of Daniel Ruth. Especially since TBR has a strong distaste for things Christian and all of the flawed individuals that profess Christianity. You see TBR has great dislike for Southern people and the Southern culture. He won’t have much to say about the distress in McComb other than to call them “cracker colonels of calumny” (his words). You see TBR never met a southerner he really liked—or anyone else for that matter.

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