Cutting through the bullshit.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

'Blow them all away in the name of the lord!'

That, according to Wikipedia, is what the unlamented Jerry Falwell said of US presdient George W Bush’s ‘war on terror’, which he enthusiastically supported.

Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority movement that aimed to bring the most backward fundamentalist christian values to US politics, consistently took the most execrable imaginable position on every issue. He opposed the civil rights movement, indeed, he opposed any rights for minorities.

After the September 11, 2001, attacks Falwell said on the 700 Club, "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.'"

"AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals."

"Labor unions should study and read the Bible instead of asking for more money. When people get right with God, they are better workers."

"I hope to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we don't have public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them."

Althought Falwell claimed that The Antichrist ‘must be, of necessity, a Jewish male’, It goes without saying that he was among the foremost ‘christian Zionists’ and a darling of the Anti-Defamation League.

USA Today reports that the bastard has gone to meet his maker before he could do any more damage, and good riddance. It’s almost enough to make you wish there really were an afterlife where assholes like him could suffer eternal torment. Oh well.

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