Well, Jerry Falwell bit the big one yesterday at age 73. While I’m not taking any great delight in his passing, I ain’t exactly shedding any tears over it, either. Surely you don’t expect me to sit here and praise this man, do you? My opinion of him hasn’t changed one iota just because he’s dead, and I’d be a total hypocrite if I said anything good about him now. To be brutally honest, my initial reaction to the news of his death was "Please tell me they found him in bed with a prostitute!" Sorry folks, but to me, Rev. Falwell was nothing more than a money-grubbing religious phony and hate monger who hid behind the Bible to spread his misguided bigotry and force his morality on weak-willed, emotionally-crippled people, all the while fleecing them of their money and lining his own pocketbook. He’s not the only one—I’ve despised nearly all T.V. evangelists with a passion for years now—but he's the poster boy for that whole movement, and like I've said before, the bigger they are, the less I trust them.
Falwell’s remarks in the aftermath of 9/11 are really all you ever need to know about him, if you’re an intelligent free-thinking individual:
“...what we saw on Tuesday, as terrible as it is, could be minuscule if, in fact—if, in fact—God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve...The ACLU’s got to take a lot of blame for this...The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked...I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make 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.’”
Our nation was grieving and hurting, but instead of being a healer—which is what a Holy Man should be—this bastard (along with his lackey friend Pat Robertson) pointed fingers and assigned blame to our country for the acts of foreign terrorists who attacked our country because they (the terrorists) hate us. Then again, what else should one expect from a man who went out of his way to find homosexuality in an innocuous cartoon character aimed at three-year-olds?
Good riddance to a fucking asshole, I say…