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3 comments | Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Developing Story- Televangelist and founder of the Moral Majority Rev. Jerry Falwell has passed away, he was 73 years old. Rev. Falwell was found unconscious in his office on the campus of Liberty University this morning around 11 AM. He was pronounced dead about an hour later at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Falwell has been a vocal opponent of equal rights for gays and lesbians for years, often citing scripture to support his views.The most infamous quote regarding the LGBT community came after the 9-11 attacks. Fellow bloggerRod McCollum revists that unfortunate quote by Rev. Falwell on his site.

Over the next few days I'm sure we're going to hear statements from The White House since Jerry Falwell and his followers had so much influence on the politics of the current administration. Stay tuned...

UPDATE: I've spent much of the afternoon trying to figure out how to address Falwell's legacy without disrespecting him now that he's gone and I've decided to live by the childhood rule "if you don't have something nice to say about someone, then don't say anything at all. Instead I would like to draw your attention to an article from The Associated Press that chronicles Rev. Falwell's early years to his final hours.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Dr. Falwell was a great man who reverenced God enough to preach and advocate that which is right. It is ashame to see the U.S. going to hell in a hand basket, toasty on one side and crispy on the other because of the sin, wickedness and evil we are allowing to exist among us. These are the days where we call wrong, right and that which is right, wrong. I hope many more like Dr. Falwell stand up and be real Christians and speak the truth.

You speak of "equal" rights, but I disagree. Is it "equal rights" or legislating to make your wrong decisions "correct"?

May 15, 2007 9:48 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

captain: Ingerrish please !!!!!!!

Mr. Falwell was a recognized part of the American political landscape.. a lightning rod for criticism of the same sort of puerile arguments you yourself offer.

Irrespective of his political, religious or moral beliefs.. he is to be admired for his active citizenry.. for taking part in the political discourse of this great nation.

You on the other hand get a B- for the diction errors. Do you usually type this stuff after imbibing ?

May 15, 2007 10:34 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

@ Captain, you are typically out of your damn mind! This man is far from a real Christian. U.S going to hell? That's your twisted vision of this great country.
Equal rights is growing for the LGBT Community, our time is here, and the big one is coming! Wrong decisions? Say what you want, but you don't know a damn thing what i chose!

You said falwell preach what was right? So are you saying when he was advocating teachings on race during the civil rights era,which was racism was right? Are you saying his teachings on gender about women was right? Captian it's obvious you support injustice, bigotry, fascism, and hate! Sorry captian, this country does legislate on someone's personal beliefs base on a falliable book!

@ darian: I respect your decison not make comments about Falwell's legacy. However, in my case, i can not ignore his past, and present of advocating bigotry, hate, and injustice. My post on my blog was not that bad about him, but the comments i made was necessary in this man's case.

I sure he was personally a loving person. However, this man was hateful, and wicked inside! I do not cheer on his death like some have,canyou blame them for what his groups cause on people?

May 16, 2007 1:01 AM


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