Tuesday, May 15, 2007

No Sympathy for Jerry Falwell

It's pretty bad when some passes on that you don't get that feeling of sadness.

Thats how I feel and strangely, I don't feel bad saying it.

Need Reasons why? Behold the hatred that spouted from its mouth.

1)God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve. Rev. Jerry Falwell, blaming civil libertarians, feminists, homosexuals, and abortion rights supporters for the terrorist attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

2) "I listen to feminists and all these radical gals - most of them are failures. They've blown it. Some of them have been married, but they married some Casper 8)Milquetoast who asked permission to go to the bathroom. These women just need a man in the house. That's all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they're mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They're sexist. They hate men - that's their problem" Rev. Jerry Falwell

3) I do not believe the homosexual community deserves minority status. One's misbehaviour does not qualify him or her for minority status. Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc., are God-ordained minorities who do indeed deserve minority status. Rev. Jerry Falwell, USA Today Chat, quoted from The Religious Freedom Coalition, "The Two faces of Jerry Falwell"

4) If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.

5) "I know a few of you here today don't like Jews. And I know why. He can make more money accidentally than you can on purpose. Rev. Jerry Falwell

6) 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! Rev. Jerry Falwell, America Can Be Saved, 1979 pp. 52-53, from Albert J. Menendez and Edd Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom

7) "He is purple - the gay-pride colour; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay-pride symbol." Rev. Jerry Falwell on the Teletubbies

8) "As a Christian I feel that role modelling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children." Rev. Jerry Falwell

9) Rev. Jerry Falwell, in an appearance on Pat Robertson's The 700 Club, accuses gays, lesbians, feminists, pro-choice advocates, civil liberties advocates and others of helping to cause the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Robertson agrees with Falwell's comments.

10) In the 1980s Jerry Falwell was an outspoken supporter of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. When president PW Botha was elected President by the White South African minority, Reverend Falwell went to South Africa and made statements supporting the government there and urging American Christians to buy Krugerrands, a coin issued by the South African Government.

11) As a guest on the July 13 broadcast of National Public Radio's The Tavis Smiley Show, fundamentalist Baptist pastor, Old Time Gospel Hour host, frequent cable news guest, and Moral Majority founder Reverend Jerry Falwell said that Senator John Kerry's (D-MA) position on same-sex marriage is "like saying 150 years ago, 'I'm opposed to slavery, but if my neighbour wants to own one, that's alright.'" Kerry opposes same-sex marriage but he also opposes the proposed constitutional amendment to ban it, which the U.S. Senate defeated in a procedural vote on July 14.

12) In 1983 in the United States some political and religious leaders were calling for all gay acts to be criminalized in the name of public health. Columnist Pat Buchanan calls the disease "Nature's revenge on homosexuals," and Rev. Jerry Falwell calls it "proof of society's moral decay."

Pretty good reasons if you ask me. The only real question is who the hell could have liked this guy?

This guy did nothing but set back social progression and scientific discovery.

Good riddance. The world is now a little kinder and a little more progressive without him. Recommend this Post