May 15, 2007

Falwell that Ends Well

I thought it would be appropriate to honor Jerry Falwell with his own words:

"I really believe that the Pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians, ... 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 [9/11 terrorist attack] happen.'" (700 Club, 9/13/01).

“The whole [global warming] thing is created to destroy America's free enterprise system and our economic stability."

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

"I certainly hope Hillary is the candidate...I hope she's the candidate, because nothing will energize my constituency like Hillary Clinton. If Lucifer ran, he wouldn't."

"Since Jesus came to the earth the first time 2,000 years ago as a Jewish male, many evangelicals believe the Antichrist will, by necessity, be a Jewish male."

"He [Tinky Winky the Teletubbie] is purple — the gay-pride color; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle — the gay-pride symbol."

"Labor unions should study and read the Bible instead of asking for more money. When people get right with God, they are better workers."

"You've got to kill the terrorists before the killing stops and I am for the President—chase them all over the world, if it takes ten years, blow them all away in the name of the Lord." (CNN debate with Jesse Jackson, 10/24/04)

"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country." (Sermon, 7/4/76)

"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!" (America Can Be Saved!, 1979, pp. 52-53.)

Rest in peace, Jerry.


At 1:22 PM, Blogger globalchameleon said...

The Waving Teletubbies photo had me laughing my a** off! (Surely I will rot in hell)

At 1:44 PM, Blogger media concepts said...

I know, I felt bad posting that picture ... for about a second.

At 7:28 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

When I heard about his death I breathed a sigh of relief. But then I wondered if someone even worse could possibly take his place as the leader of the religious conservatives in this country.

Someone who makes statements like these lives in a very narrow world.


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