Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell is Dead, Dead, Dead

I don't normally go out my way to criticize dead people, but Jerry Fallwell is an exception.

Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.

AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.

The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.

One People's Project has a bio on JF:

Growing up in the South, Falwell says there were certain negative traits that he carried with him. "Well, as a Southerner, I grew up as a segregationalist[.]" ...

[Falwell's] autobiography states that in 1964 he was still a staunch segregationalist, and some sources even say he spoke at segregationalist rallies. In the fifties, Falwell used the Bible to claim the 1954 Supreme Court integration decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a satanic plot and this went on until 1967 when he started a racially segregated "Christian" school to avoid public school desegregation...

Falwell ... was also one of the supporters of the apartheid government of South Africa. When the late, unlamented Prime Minister P.W. Botha was inaugurated in 1984, he said that the white-minority rule of that country was "part of God's great design." That got Falwell's attention. In the Summer of 1985, Falwell visited the country, and in an effort to get Americans to support that regime urged Christians to purchase Krugerrands, South African gold coins. The visit backfired on him. He even went so far as to attack Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu. The Los Angeles Times reported that Falwell capped off his visit to South Africa by saying, "If Bishop Tutu maintains that he speaks for the black people of South Africa, he is a phony."

Finally, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson on 9-11:

JERRY FALWELL: And I agree totally with you that the Lord has protected us so wonderfully these 225 years. And since 1812, this is the first time that we've been attacked on our soil and by far the worst results. And I fear, as Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense, said yesterday, that this is only the beginning. And with biological warfare available to these monsters -- the Husseins, the Bin Ladens, the Arafats -- what we saw on Tuesday, as terrible as it is, could be miniscule if, in fact -- if, in fact -- God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve.

PAT ROBERTSON: Jerry, that's my feeling. I think we've just seen the antechamber to terror. We haven't even begun to see what they can do to the major population.

JERRY FALWELL: The ACLU's got to take a lot of blame for this.


If Hell does exist, I expect he is being eternally buggered by the Devil himself. Pat, you're on deck!


Larry said...

Falwell and Robertson took a belief in God, used that belief to turn others into their political followers, and then built a powerhouse of which we will never recover.

Suzie-Q said...

Falwell was not a true Christian and he made a mockery of God. As does Bush by saying that God told him to invade Iraq!

VictorM said...

Truly, a despicable man. Good riddance!

Tom Harper said...

Yup, dead dead dead. If there's such a place as Hell, Falwell is burning there as we speak. Good riddance.

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Miss Politics said...

He really said all those things? Bloody awful and rather 'un'Christian of him really.

Despite that I still wouldn't wish an eternity in hell on him.

CHUQ said...

My fav part was he did not want the government to dictate what we believe in, while dictating what we were suppose to believe.

Thanks to him ans his kind wedge issues rule the political day, while ignoring real issues.

TomCat said...

I wish his family comfort.

That said, he was the worst thing to happen to Christianity since Nero.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I've already had a beer to celebrate his death!