Tuesday, May 15, 2007

RIP Jerry Falwell

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.

RIP

14 comments:

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

If Jerry Falwell was such a commanding force against the doodoo dabblers in American culture, how is it that every television network in America that produces either episodic original series and / or telemovie dramatizations have all recently or are now currently running some show that centers around gay themes or characters? How many schools in America have gay and lesbian clubs that promote a "lifestyle choice" defined by sexual behaviors - a promotion aimed at children young enough to be statutory rape victims, mind you.

I don't know if Falwell ever lived in the America he wanted to live in, but the causes he fought against seem unscathed.

beakerkin said...

Good question

Will and Grace did well because it was well written. Ellen did poorly because it was not. The key is having a good concept and quality writting.

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

Well, I don't know about that. One of my favorite shows, The Shield, has a gay character, but the show isn't about "gay characters," much like the lineup on just about every channel. That's my point. Gay fashion shows, gay cooking shows, gay comedy, gay drama, gay gay gay.

It's as if TV producers only think the people of Massachussetts watch TV.

Steve Harkonnen said...

At least Falwell was the good guy out of all of them. I still would like to know what church "Reverend" Al Sharpton works for.

Robert Bayn said...

I was no fan of Falwell, but he did leave his mark in American history.

Urban Infidel said...

His comments right after September 11th were idiotic. One a funnier note, a friend of mine has a collection of old Falwell record albums. One memorable song about the Ecumenical movement sung by a little girl said that the Catholics, the Jews and Muslims are the same as 'the devil himself.' I think Jesus might have disagreed with that sentiment.

I was actually pleasantly surprised to read this morning that Larry Flynt, court battle not withstanding, actually got to know and like Falwell. I think that says a lot about what is good about America.

beakerkin said...

UI

The media persona that one has is often maredly different from reality. Those that I speak with off line will point to the similarity of my blog and actual persona.

The only time I use a persona is when I do the interview segments. As a host I can not smack around guests. Many people such as the Duck claim that those segments seem to be the work of an entirely different person. When I am doing an interview the role calls for me to step back a bit.

Rob

His heart was in the right place even if he did say some dreadful things. He did appologize.

Ducky's here said...

When a Falwell spokesman was reached for comment he blamed the death on the homosexual influence in America, because that's what Jerry would've wanted.

beakerkin said...

Ducky

These are odd words from a person that reveres Castro and Che who place Gays in mental hospitals. You have also praised the Cuban health care system that does these attrocities.

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

At least Falwell was the good guy out of all of them. I still would like to know what church "Reverend" Al Sharpton works for.

That would be the House of Atreus Tablenacle Church, where little Tawana Brawley shaped cookies are served with stupid juice.

Urban Infidel said...

Did you know that Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church are going to picket Falwell's funeral?

Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket the funeral of Reverend Jerry Falwell. They say: "WBC will preach at the memorial service of the corpulent false prophet Jerry Falwell, who spent his entire life prophesying lies and false doctrines like 'God loves everyone'. There is little doubt that Falwell split Hell wide open the instant he died. The evidence is compelling, overwhelming, and irrefragable."

According to their lovely website, GodHatesAmerica.com,

"1. Falwell was a true Calvinistic Baptist when he was a young preacher in Springfield, Missouri, and sold his soul to Free-Willism (Arminianism) for lucre.

2. Falwell bitterly and viciously attacked WBC because of WBC's faithful Bible preaching -- thereby committing the unpardonable sin -- otherwise known as the sin against the Holy Ghost.

3. Falwell warmly praised Christ-rejecting Jews, pedophile-condoning Catholics, money-grubbing compromisers, practicing fags like Mel White, and backsliders like Billy Graham and Robert Schuler, etc. All for lucre -- making him guilty of their sins."

beakerkin said...

UI

Phelps is a sick and evil man.

Robert Bayn said...

No shock about Phelps, him and Falwell have never gotten along.

FLORIAN said...

How can a man be guilty of another man's sins? Bizarro world of the WBC!

These clowns are by no means BAPTISTS..................

As Christians (and Baptists) our message is always of love and forgivness not damnation. I'd be proud if the picketed my funeral. They are rabid dogs who fight everybody. The only members of that sick church are the family of Phelps.