To any TSW friends who wander by:
I should have recalled from the execution of Saddam Hussein that a few of you are uncomfortable with celebrating the death of someone truly evil. I cannot understand this, but I accept it is so.
Jerry Falwell was not a nice man, something I find absolutely unforgivable in a person who declares himself not only a religious leader, but "God's right hand". (Hubris? You're soaking in it!)
Based upon his actions and his words, I believe Jerry Falwell was a loathesome, hateful, despicable and yes, evil
, creature hiding behind the cloak of religion and his beloved Jesus. The world is a better place without him. If he exemplified a "good Christian", than Christianity has some very
Let's take a look at some of ol' Reverend Jer's words and deeds, shall we?
"God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve." - Jerry Falwell talking to Pat Robertson on "The 700 Club", September 13, 2001.
Nice. Holy man Jerry blamed the 9/11 attacks on civil libertarians, homosexuals and feminists while the fucking buildings were still smoldering and rescue workers were looking for survivors.
"And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way -- all of them who have tried to secularize America -- I point the finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen.'" - Jerry Falwell talking to Pat Robertson on "The 700 Club", September 13, 2001.
Crikey...I thought it was the Islamofascists' doing. Not very helpful or healing in the aftermath of the attacks, was it? I was really impressed with the uplifting and spiritual nature of his rhetoric right in the middle of a national tragedy.
"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.
As a Hebe, this sort of rhetoric makes me just a tich uncomfortable. Especially recalling the way good little Christians from St. Ann's here in Cleveland Heights used to bully me and my brother, call us "Christ killers" and vandalize our house.
"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!, 1981
Let's not forget his support for apartheid in South Africa during the '80s. Or the fact that for many years after this bastard started his Thomas Road Baptist Church, he was an ardent supporter of segregation and stated in 1958,
"If Chief Justice Warren and his associates had known God’s word and had desired to do the Lord’s will, I am quite confident that the 1954 decision [Brown v. Board of Education] would never have been made…. The facilities should be separate. When God has drawn a line of distinction, we should not attempt to cross that line.”
Yup...that's real loving, Godly stuff right there.
Frankly, if there really is a loving God (a prospect which I find dubious), than this venal cocksucker is assuredly burning in Hell for failing to "get it" while he was a corporeal asshole. I've seen worms in dog's stool that had more moral authority.
I take no joy in the deaths of good, decent people.
However, Falwell was not one of them; long may he rot in Hell.