Jerry Falwell was a man of contrasts who said many dumb things. I do note his heart was in the right place, but his foot was often in his mouth.
On a practical level this mono-focused obsession with homosexuality on both extreemes is a tad over the top. As a moderate I understand what the Bible says. Yet I am a man who cherishes the notion of Civil law with Constitutional protections. The over the top rhetoric by the gay radicals is just as counter productive.
I do note his heart was in the right place. However the Linda Blair contortions of the media over his comments was a bit much. Falwell deservedly took alot of Heat for blaming 9-11 on Gays. Rosie O'Dumbell blames the government and gets no criticism.