i really dont like to go after people who died (hell i didnt slam anna nichole) but there are just some people who i havent liked forever and i just cant be nice.
so enters jerry falwell. there may never be a man in history who has done more to hurt this country than him. he founded the moral majority ,which in retrospect should have been called the immoral minority, and bullied lawmakers into running like scared puppies instead of standing up to schmuck. "I shudder to think where the country would be right now if the religious right had not evolved," he said when he stepped down as Moral Majority president in 1987. yes, a country full of compassion and understanding would be a terrible thing. The 1980s marked the religious conservative movement's high-water mark. In more recent years, Falwell had become a problematic figure for the GOP. His remarks a few days after Sept. 11, 2001, essentially blaming feminists, gays and liberals for bringing on the terrorist attacks drew a rebuke from the White House, and he apologized.Falwell had once opposed mixing preaching with politics, but changed his views. The Moral Majority grew to 6.5 million members and raised $69 million as it supported conservative politicians and railed against abortion, homosexuality, pornography and bans on school prayer. i'm sure the money and power were what changed his mind.....god was an afterthought. In 1999, he told an evangelical conference that the Antichrist was a male Jew who was probably already alive. Falwell later apologized for the remark but not for holding the belief. A month later, his National Liberty Journal warned parents that Tinky Winky, the children's TV character, was a gay role model and morally damaging to children proving that he was just good at stirring up the pot. if he didnt like being a lightning rod than he shouldnt have said ridiculous things. With Falwell's high profile came frequent criticism, even from fellow ministers. The Rev. Billy Graham once rebuked him for political sermonizing on "non-moral issues". this goes back to my thoughts that churches should be taxed.
"Dr. Falwell was a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life to serving his faith and country," said Sen. John McCain, a GOP presidential contender who during the 2000 primaries referred to Falwell and Robertson as "agents of intolerance." McCain has since distanced himself from those comments. i guess that makes mccain a flip flopper doesnt it. it just shows what some politicians will do for a vote.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Mormon whose own faith has become an issue during his run for the presidency, said Falwell "built and led a movement based on strong principles and strong faith," and "the legacy of his important work will continue through his many ministries where he put his faith into action." romney is another asshole politician who sucks up to get votes. hey mitt, he didnt like your religion...you were competition.
Matt Foreman, executive director of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, extended condolences to those close to Falwell, but added: "Unfortunately, we will always remember him as a founder and leader of America's anti-gay industry, someone who exacerbated the nation's appalling response to the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic, someone who demonized and vilified us for political gain and someone who used religion to divide rather than unite our nation." like him or not matt foreman is a gentleman. much more than i am but hes right on the money with what hes said. falwell stood on his soap box and in a very christian-like manor (but in reality totally against everything jesus stood for) put down everyone who wasnt exactly like him. if you were brown, gay, foreign, from another religion....then you were the enemy...unless you were giving him money. to steal a line from a movie ...jerry falwell had no answers, he was good at telling you what was wrong and who was to blame, but thats all.
well heres a toast to jerry falwell. i hope that if there really is a hell of which you spoke then i hope there is a very special room there for you.
this is shoes ....over and out......