Tue
May 15 2007
02:38 pm

Jerry Falwell, dead. Age 73.

UPDATE: Flynt issues a statement:

My mother always told me that no matter how much you dislike a person, when you meet them face to face you will find characteristics about them that you like. Jerry Falwell was a perfect example of that. I hated everything he stood for, but after meeting him in person, years after the trial, Jerry Falwell and I became good friends. He would visit me in California and we would debate together on college campuses. I always appreciated his sincerity even though I knew what he was selling and he knew what I was selling.

Hildegard's picture

I noticed the KNS web site's

I noticed the KNS web site's heading on this topic is, "Jesus Called Him Home." No quotes; it looks like KNS's perspective on the situation.

Socialist With A Gold Card's picture

Ding dong, the witch is dead

Ding dong, the witch is dead ...

--Socialist With A Gold Card


"I'm a socialist with a gold card. I firmly believe we need a revolution; I'm just concerned that I won't be able to get good moisturizer afterwards." -- Brett Butler

Elrod's picture

Good riddance

Jerry Falwell is one of the most repugnant human beings to disgrace American politics in the last 30 years. If Jesus truly called him home then I'm proud not to call Christianity my religion.

gttim's picture

If you post hateful comments

If you post hateful comments about Falwell, the religious right will call us angry, hateful, Godless liberals. Wait, they are going to call us that anyways. Continue....

calloway's picture

gttim et al .. Chances are

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If you post hateful comments about Falwell, the religious right will call us angry, hateful, Godless liberals. Wait, they are going to call us that anyways.
>

gttim et al .. Chances are you're showing this and a helluva lot more daily to the people that surround you. There is no need to wear folks out with the obvious.

WhitesCreek's picture

"In the most Christian way

"In the most Christian way possible, Jerry Falwell can go to Hell."

...Jimmy Carter

"I believe that the only way you will be able to have cash in the future...is to have the Mark of the Beast."

...Jerry Falwell

Andy Axel's picture

Meanwhile, in

Meanwhile, in Iraq....

Indeed.

Would that Falwell's life was but a hastily written sticky note pasted somewhere awkward in our shared history.

The less said the better.

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Georgia's in Florida, dumbass!

ultron's picture

I do like this quote though:

I do like this quote though:

"The NCAA has enough problems with drugs and crime and violence, sex and rape to bother itself with prohibiting prayer." — Falwell criticizing a rule that barred football players from kneeling in prayer on the field after a touchdown.

redmondkr's picture

I have the feeling that the

I have the feeling that the Grand Poobah of hate discovered today that, if you profess to be a Christian, you should behave like one.


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redmondkr's picture

"Every good Christian should

"Every good Christian should line up and kick Jerry Falwell's ass." - Barry Goldwater


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Sven's picture

The less said the

The less said the better.

Amen. Let's sing.

(Susie Moppet remix by The Bran Flakes).

Factchecker's picture

There is no need to wear

There is no need to wear folks out with the obvious.

As you demonstrate with your intolerance of the views of others? That was Falwell's Folly.

gttim's picture

gttim et al .. Chances are

Calloway driveled: gttim et al .. Chances are you're showing this and a helluva lot more daily to the people that surround you. There is no need to wear folks out with the obvious.

Nice of you to prove my very point in two grammatically challenged sentences! Wingnuts walk right into closed doors, don't they!

Andy Axel's picture

bump for Flynt

ETA Flynt's statement...

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Georgia's in Florida, dumbass!

cafkia's picture

My only regret ....

My only regret is that he has but one eternity to give in hell.

CAFKIA

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Bbeanster's picture

Thou shalt not speak ill of

Thou shalt not speak ill of the freshly dead.

Evidently there is such a commandment, although I've never found the stone on which is etched and I'm not sure how much time must pass before it becomes OK to get real about the record.

Couple of weeks ago, Wade Reynolds died. He was the cemetery operator who cheated hundreds of people (many of them poor country folks who saved money from disability or pension checks hoping to spare their loved ones the expense of burying them) out of cemetery plots -- He literally victimized widows and orphans.
I've been writing about Reynolds and his victims for two years, so I knew lots of people to call for an obituary story. Even though S. Clark chopped out a couple of quotes where people predicted that he'd very likely zipped on down a slick chute to hell, the story was not your typical obit

I wondered what the reaction would be, and sure enough, we got a whiny letter about how we should have shown more respect for his family who were said to have loved him.

This wasn't particularly persuasive to me, since his wife was a participant in the graveyard business (he'd put everything in her name because he was banned from owning a cemetery in Tennessee due to some prior unpleasantness), and she presumably benefitted financially from extracting money from the bereaved. I really don't subscribe to this "respect the dead" convention. Famous people make history, but we all live, we all die, and we all leave a legacy.

Those who are singing his praises really ought to look at Falwell's record. He was an established bigot who opposed civil rights for black people, both here and in South Africa. He opposed equality for women and supported oppression of gays. I won't miss him or Wade Reynolds.

talidapali's picture

Well I try not to be...

a hypocrite if I can help it...all I'll say about Falwell is that I thought he was a bigoted, lying, pompous ass in life and my opinion of him has not changed now that he is dead.

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"You can't fix stupid..." ~ Ron White"

"I never said I wasn't a brat..." ~ Talidapali

Andy Axel's picture

Three cheers for

Three cheers for consistency! Hip hip...

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Georgia's in Florida, dumbass!

Steve Plonk's picture

Jerry Falwell kicks the bucket

Yep, old Jerr, the Grand Wingnut Poobah, has kicked the bucket. I have the distinct impression that he realizes now that God is nonpartisan. I have a vision of old Jerr
shoveling coal for Satan's blast furnace...But, hey, like some visions, I could be mislead, like Jerry Falwell often
was by his own visions of surreality. May a Tinky-Winky doll decorate his grave!

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