The Skunk and Tiger

"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge."-Horace Mann

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Fairwell Falwell

Wow. Jerry Falwell is Dead. Some believe it is wrong to speak ill or criticized the departed. I do not agree with this when you are talking about a public persona who made a career out of maligning and demonizing those who did not share a twisted, sadly not uncommon, veiw of Christ and America. Since the late seventies Farwell has helped make Religion more corrosive and politics more polarized. While claiming to be a champion of the unborn Farwell supported domestic and foreign policies of death. He was unabashed in his support for a war based on lies and false pretenses. He was and will remain the face of a fundamentalist movement that has a poor understanding of the U.S. Constitution and history. His venomous sermons made life more miserable for the already marginalized. He believed in a retributory, deranged god sitting on a throne in a very small and exclusive heaven. Jerry Falwell was a thug. His vision of an American Theocracy should exit with him. I leave you with the infamous quote Falwell made only days after 9/11, long before the dust had even settled on ground zero or the dead had been counted.

"The ACLU's got to take a lot of blame for this...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...all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen.'"

This is how I remember Jerry Falwell. May he rest in peace and dance with the Teletubbies.

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