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Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Founder of the Moral Majority Reverend Jerry Falwell dies at 73.

Well, if the death of Zarqawi and Saddam couldn't cheer up the lefties, this oughta do the trick.

After all, as far as they're concerned, Falwell was America's bin Laden.

(because they're idiots)

P.S. Falwell was right: Tinky-Winky is gay


Blogger Kelly said...

I am not sure if I want to be happy or sad. Fallwell was one of the biggest opponents to Mormons.

But he was still a good man. He just didn't like us...a bit misguided.

AT any rate: he was said to have said, "The Mormons have Brigham Young University, the Catholics have Notre Dame and the 'Christians' have Liberty University."

But as far as being on the "right" side of things I must say he was a good man to have around on that front.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry Falwell and Tinky Winky
Posted by Michael M. Bates on May 15, 2007 - 15:29.

The passing of the Reverend Jerry Falwell will give those who opposed him in life an opportunity to criticize him again. A glimpse of what might be expected appeared in the McClatchy Washington Bureau's obituary today.

Mr. Falwell, it says, "once criticized the children's show 'The Teletubbies' because he thought one of the four colorful, non-human characters - Tinky Winky, the purple one with the red bag - might be gay."

That is inaccurate. In 1999, that Tinky Winky story did appear in a publication that the minister published, but an editor submitted it, not Jerry Falwell. Moreover, it was certainly not the first time that the character's sexual orientation was the subject of media speculation:
From Time magazine: “In the past five years, several movies, plays, tabloid shows and famous cross-dressers like RuPaul have moved from the fringes of gay culture to prime time. Even Teletubbies, a show for toddlers, features Tinky Winky, a boy who carries a red patent-leather purse.”

From People magazine: “Gay men have made the purse-toting Tinky Winky a camp icon.”
From the Washington Post: “Tinky Winky, the gay ‘Telletubby. . .'”

As a leader of the Religious Right, Reverend Falwell will be widely excoriated over the next few days. Not much will be made of the fact his church operated a home for unwed mothers, a facility for alcoholics and drug addicts, and an AIDS hospice.

May he rest in peace.

5:05 PM  
Blogger nanc said...

moonbattery has the latest on the ugly comments at demoncratic underground.

the left must be a terrible place to live.

may the Lord be with his family.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Gay Community Reacts to Jerry Falwell's Death

"Jerry Falwell was one of the first and most visible advocates of a more-than-30-year-old movement to bring fundamentalist Christianity into the political sphere in ways that are particularly vicious and painful to millions of LGBT people around the country," read a press release by the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center's executive director.

“He blamed gays and lesbians for the tragedies of September 11. He fought to block civil rights for LGBT Americans," wrote Thom Lynch. “Perhaps this will signal the end of an era and allow us to find ways to live and co-exist in a pluralistic democracy."

7:45 PM  
Blogger nanc said...

they give him too much credit, kelly - can a man really create so much discontent? i think not - we're not to follow men, we are to follow God, only.

no one ever became a christian because they read a novel or the watchtower or the catechism - they became christians through the bible alone - it is the final Word of God.

for crying out loud - even larry flynt of "hustler" infamy spoke eloquently of jerry, his formidable opponent. jerry spoke of our TOLERANCE to the issues of the day bringing judgment upon our nation.

when we turn a blind eye to the events of the day, we are complicit in those events.

but, and that's a big but - he did put a good man in charge of liberty a year or so ago - ergun caner, a former muslim whose father disowned him. he and his brother are awesome men of God.

i'm a little partial as my son-in-law looks just like ergun and is an apologetics pastor.

9:29 PM  
Blogger John said...

Kelly: The point here is that the only war the leftists are waging is the Culture War and the terrorists are the "Christofascists" like Falwell and Robertson.

Call Bin Laden and Co. "Islamofascists," however, and they beg to differ.

It is certain that the death of Falwell was more satisfying for them than the death of Zarqawi or Saddam was for the right.

Anon: Incredible. Typical double-standard.

Nanc: I know their world (and worldview) very well. It's very ugly (an ugliness reflected in their judgmental and intolerant hatefulness).

9:45 PM  
Blogger John said...

Falwell & Co. and their flocks are overgrown ice-cream & cookies boyscouts who are notoriously law-abiding, hard-working, patriotic, and--as their deity unambiguously informs them-- believe it just ain't right for a man to stick his pee-pee in another man's poo-poo.

"OOO! That's vicious and painful!

Also, the very same book (i.e. The Bible) that the REVEREND (it's his friggin' job) Falwell references showcases sundry occassions where a community--or even an entire nation--brought calamity upon itself because they disobeyed God's laws (like engaging in homosexual sodomy on a wide scale, for example).

So Falwell was just doing his job in good conscience and condemning the sin--not the sinner.

Kelly: Yeah, those guys (Falwell, Robertson, et al.) consider Mormonism a cult.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Fallwell riled the left...because he wasn't afraid to speak the truth about what the Bible least as far as he understood it.

Though I didn't care for him much there were times when I wanted to give him a high-fiver.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Ya, John, (Robertson, Fallwell, et al.), see us as a cult...but that is one mighty big cult these days.

11:01 PM  
Blogger John said...

Yeah. So's Islam. :)

12:13 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

John, well, now lets not be comparing apples to oranges here....

I know Islam is seen by many as a cult just as we are and I know your feelings on the subject.

I hope you caught my earlier sarchasm.

12:38 PM  
Blogger John said...


4:22 PM  
Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

Regarding what Kelly has said, I never knew Falwell was against Mormons. Not being a religious follower of any faith (I feel that religion is man-made) I can't understand this hatred that exists against Mormons. I have a friend who is Mormon and I don't see any disparities at all.

Regarding Falwell himself, too bad it wasn't one of these other so-called self-named "Reverends" like Sharpton or Jackson.

8:56 AM  
Blogger John said...

Well, I didnt say he--and Robertson-- "hate" Mormonism (that's a strong word) but that they define it as a "cult."

But Mormonism shouldn't feel singled out. Protestants have called Roman Catholics (for example) a lot worse things than "cult" (like being "The Whore of Babylon," for example).

10:27 AM  

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