Wednesday, May 16, 2007

one down and two to go

thanks glenda at the peace train

i have no grief at the 'passing.' in fact, i probably have as much grief for falwell as i did for hussein. they were cut from the same cloth. good riddance to bad rubbish. just wanted to add my voice to 'those bloggers' sean hannity. hannity was appalled yesterday on his radio show that bloggers were defaming falwell and the corpse wasn't even warm. well, i would say that there isn't much positive that this man did in his lifetime- because i don't count having faith in something that doesn't exist- whether it be god or the idealistic, beaver cleaver view of america- a good thing.


Brother Tim said...

Falwell had no faith in something that doesn't exist. He worshiped and had faith in the Almighty Dollar.

The One he lied about following, Jesus, said, "Ye shall know them by their fruits"

I never did like the guy, but compared to Pat Robertson, you could almost call him a saint.

DivaJood said...

I think Falwell had faith in the power of television as well. And he had faith in his ego. He had faith in his ability to mesmerize his followers.

I won't miss him at all.

Granny said...

More than two to go although it's a start.

And that comment comes from a Christian.

earl said...

What a bunch of hypocrites!!

The religious right's creation myth holds that Roe v Wade so outraged the faithful that they could no longer sit passively on their pews. As the Columbia University historian Randall Balmer has shown, this is nonsense. What really galvanized the religious right were Supreme Court rulings stripping whites-only Christian academies, like the one Falwell founded in 1966, of their tax-exempt status.

The first IRS restrictions were laid down under the Nixon administration, but the real firestorm came later. It was becoming evident that a number of segregation academies were still benefitting from tax-exempt status in the late '70s, so Carter's IRS Commissioner Jerome Kurtz tightened the regulations.

That fight was, according to Viguerie and Weyrich, the spark for the religious right. They organized new networks in 1978 to protest the regulations, and then built on those a year later to form the Moral Majority, etc.

But on the larger point, yes, evangelicals and fundamentalists didn't care about abortion until the late '70s.

sumo said...

I really ragged on him...I'm still trying to feel for my conscience.

Undeniable Liberal said...

As the Reich Wing is currently reminding us America-Hating, treasonous liberals, there is a well known phrase: "Show some respect for the dead!"
My Response? Just when the fuck did Jerry Falwell ever show any respect for the living?

Donnie McDaniel said...

Piss on him! I shall not shed a tear for a high ranking member of the American Taliban! The only thing that would make me feel better about his passing, would be to find out that the mortician was a necrophiliac!!!!!