Et In Arcadia Ego (kergillian) wrote in angry_atheist,
Et In Arcadia Ego

Jerry Falwell, in my own words

My take on the Death of Jerry Falwell

I'm glad he's dead.

He died just like everyone else. There was nothing remarkable about his death, he just keeled over.

Normally I would mourn the passing of any fellow human being, but Jerry Falwell was a hate filled man. He hid his hate behind a smile and religion, but he quickly removed any doubt about his true feelings following the 9/11 attack.
"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, 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 happen.'"

Listen for yourself: Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell on the 700 Club.

During the Civil Rights Movement, Falwell was a supporter of racial segregation. He said:
"I do question the sincerity and non-violent intentions of some civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mr. James Farmer, and others, who are known to have left wing associations."

Let that be his legacy.

Well, that and outing Teletubbies character Tinky Winky. He should be proud of that.
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