A few people have emailed me today asking how I felt about the death of Jerry Falwell. And, all I can say is that I'm honestly relieved. Any time a hate-spewing bigot dies, I think the world becomes a much better, shinier place. The death of Jerry Falwell silences a non-stop fountain of pseudo-Christian hatred.
Unfortunately, as is the case in these situations, it's only a matter of time before another, more vitriolic, "Christian" arrives to take their late-leader's place. However, for now, I think America, and the world, just became a slightly kinder, more-tolerant place.
Anyway, to give the corpulent sow the send-off I believe he deserves, let's take a look at some of Jerry's Greatest Hits, and remember when hate was all the rage:
“Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them”Yes. It's the wisdom of teh lawd, mah chillin'...
“I had a student ask me, "Could the savior you believe in save Osama bin Laden?" Of course, we know the blood of Jesus Christ can save him, and then he must be executed”Can I get a witness?
“Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions”The above goes a long way in explaining just how seriously he took his brainwashed, hate-filled followers.
“AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals”Yes. It's such good pseudo-Christian compassion to turn up your noses at the sick and dying out of sheer ignorance and intolerance. "Moral Majority" my ass.
“The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country”Oy. Given the timbre of the above quotes, I'm pretty damn glad these sorts of Christians don't have their own country. It'd just be a smoldering hole in the ground. Then again... hmm...
“If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being”Wow. So, it's like a really exclusive club or something, huh?
“Textbooks are Soviet propaganda”Only the red ones, right? RIGHT?
“(re: 9/11 attacks) "...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, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who try to secularize America...I point the thing in their face and say you helped this happen."”Yep. Nuttier than a box of squirrel turds.
“[homosexuals are] brute beasts...part of a vile and satanic system [that] will be utterly annihilated, and there will be a celebration in heaven.”I don't think I like this place called "heaven." But, Jerry sure makes me want to believe in a place called Hell.
“It appears that America's anti-Biblical feminist movement is at last dying, thank God, and is possibly being replaced by a Christ-centered men's movement which may become the foundation for a desperately needed national spiritual awakening”In other words, Jerry wants his damn pie. Get in the kitchen women.
These quotes were culled from here. There are many wonderful sites out there devoted to displaying the recently deceased Jerry Falwell's love for his fellow human being.