Jerry Falwell Dies

Cause unknown at the moment, though he had heart problems.

If you’re going to comment, please keep in mind that no one deserves death for his political or religious views. Keep the Schadenfreude to a minimum, eh?

(You’re welcome to say he was an asshole, of course, and discuss that in great detail. Just no cheering his actual death.)

Update: Thought I’d add some of Falwell’s greatest hits, for all of us to remember him by:

I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won’t have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!

The Bible is the inerrant … word of the living God. It is absolutely infallible,without error in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as well as in areas such as geography, science, history, etc.

I listen to feminists and all these radical gals – most of them are failures. They’ve blown it. Some of them have been married, but they married some Casper Milquetoast who asked permission to go to the bathroom. These women just need a man in the house. That’s all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they’re mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They’re sexist. They hate men – that’s their problem.

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.’

12 thoughts on “Jerry Falwell Dies

  1. I’d cheer, but it’s like the Hydra: Kill it (or it dies) and more heads sprout up in its place. Ralph Reed’s still kicking, so’s Pat Robertson and that miserable old bastard who pickets gay funerals. *sigh*

  2. He was only 73? I would have expected his age to have been closer to 2100 or so, given that he was around for the Crucifixion and all.

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

  3. On second thought, probably he was closer to 6000, given that he knew for sure that it really was “Adam and Eve” and not “Adam and Steve.”

    (Any more rimshots and my cymbals will crack, so I’ll stop now, I promise.)

  4. My reaction to reading my friends-list today is a deep suspicion that either Jerry Falwell may in fact be dead, or else there’s some kind of LiveJournal meme going around where you’re supposed to make a post about Jerry Falwell being dead.

    Sometimes, with stuff like this, it’s hard to tell.

    So, lemme just say “Jerry Falwell is dead!”. Hahahahaha, I’m one of the cool people now.

    …maybe.

  5. Oh, man, you’re all making me lol, but Rachel wins!

    Huey, you must forward this to 7 of your friends.

    Oh, and Mel, I might just cheer audibly when that miserable old bastard who pickets gay funerals dies.

  6. I didn’t cheer, but I did have a sigh of relief. Considering the fact that I am the face of secularization* in that last paragraph and therefore responsible for 9/11, I won’t mourn him.

    *pagan – check, pro choice – check, feminist – check, poly/bi (probably more scary than gay & lesbians to some people) – check. Although, I don’t specifically have membership in either the ACLU or People For the American Way, I figure I’m still in good company if we’re all looped in together.

  7. But we need his type, who else will boost record sales, and raise viewer ship of our favorite shows by protesting them thus raising awareness?

  8. Take heart, Gordita. As Mel said, there are plenty of others to take his place.

    Spinsterwitch: sighs of relief are acceptable. Encouraged, even.

  9. Kate, does that mean we get to picket HIS funeral? Carrying big rainbow flags? With an arsenal of drag queens?

    I hope someone sends Falwell’s funeral a nice, big bouquet of purple Tinky-Winkys.

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