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Friday, May 25, 2007

One More Thought on Falwell

I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!
-- Jerry Falwell, America Can Be Saved, 1979 pp. 52-53.

You should have prayed, Jerry. Dare I say it?:
Jerry Falwell is dead.
--The public schools
But don't let us forget what this man stood for!

The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior.-- Jerry Falwell, Listen, America!

If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.-- Jerry Falwell
(attributed: source unknown)

Oh, this is just the warm-up act, people.

Now we hear from rotterers like Sean Hannity (a reliable source, he!) about "all the things that Jerry Falwell did for single mothers." Oh, yes, single mothers. I am waiting for the other Strom Thurmon shoe to drop, myself. I shudder to think of what he "gave to all the single mothers" - probably the same thing he allegedly "did for all of the AIDS sufferers."

Not that he wasn't picky, of course.

The true Negro does not want integration...He realizes his potential is far better among his own race...We see the hand of Moscow in the background...We see the Devil himself behind it...It will destroy our race eventually...In one northern city, a pastor friend of mine tells me that a couple of opposite race live next door to his church as man and wife ...It boils down to whether we are going to take God's Word as final. .-- Jerry Falwell

And of course this assumes that his family and friends have not already cleansed Falwell's legacy against any Strom Thurmon-like revelations, perhaps by throwing his papers into that "eternal flame" which fatuously bedecks that sissified, nauseating, cheap little monument that he built to himself to match his nauseating, cheap little life.

A lot of people are going to die because of the nonsense preached by this man.
--Christopher Hitchens

Excuse me while I don't shed a tear for the death of Jerry Falwell.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mike Haubrich said...

It really is difficult to pretend to be sad about his death, as is supposed to be our duty as civilized human beings. I only lasted about 30 seconds before I had to give it up and rejoice in his death.

The fact sadder than his death is his legacy. We still have the likes of Donald Wildmon; a man I have not yet been able to forgive for chasing The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse from the Saturday Morning airwaves.

We still have the likes of Hannity, Reed, Eric Rudolph, Tom Delay, Pat Robertson, Newt Gingrich and all of the Republican class of 1994 polluting the political minds of the United States.

We still have Chuck Norris furthering the persecution complex of the Christians who want to create a New Jerusalem as if this was what the Framers really intended. We still have a Liberty University whose mission is to further the mis-education of college students, and its sister colleges Regency University and Patrick Henry University whose missions are more to teach people how to use rhetoric than to instill a lifelong desire for learning.

His legacy is apparent in Congressperson Michelle Bachmann, who is afraid of Gay Marriage because it would make parents and teachers uncomfortable answering children's questions about homosexuality.

As Hitchens said, he didn't have as much power as he wished to have. He did wake up the religious right to say "You mean we can use this rhetoric to change the political climate?"

Goodbye, Jerry Falwell, and good riddance. You should have taken some of your friends with you.

May 25, 2007 10:54 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

We still have a Liberty University whose mission is to further the mis-education of college students, and its sister colleges Regency University and Patrick Henry University whose missions are more to teach people how to use rhetoric than to instill a lifelong desire for learning.

Exactly. That's what most worries me, even more than the Wildmons and the Hannitys of the world.

These cute little teeny-boppers, going to the funeral of that putrid old (well not so old) fart. I can't get over it.

May 25, 2007 11:05 PM  

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