An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 15, 2007

Rest in Peace: Jerry Falwell 1933-2007

Filed under: Life — olbroad @ 4:17

Jerry Falwell Dies After Falling Unconscious in His Office

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The Rev. Jerry Falwell, the television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority and used it to mold the religious right into a political force, died Tuesday shortly after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University. He was 73.

I was quite distressed to hear the news of Rev. Falwell’s death. Each time the news came on, the reporter brought up something he had said that was controversial. And? What’s the point? He did a great deal of good work during his lifetime, and just because I didn’t always agree with his tactics, it doesn’t mean I can’t honor him as a good and decent man.

Rest in peace, sir, rest in peace.

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11 Comments »

  1. Hard to be sad at this news. I honestly think the world is less evil today.

    Comment by Jayce — May 15, 2007 @ 4:47

  2. That is truly pathetic Jayce.

    Comment by olbroad — May 15, 2007 @ 5:07

  3. Yet perfectly in character for a know Christophobe.

    Comment by Calvin — May 15, 2007 @ 5:18

  4. “known”

    Comment by Calvin — May 15, 2007 @ 5:18

  5. OMG! That is way out of line! I cannot imagine anyone on the right behaving in such a manner, and if they did, they would be condemned in short order.

    Comment by olbroad — May 15, 2007 @ 8:08

  6. I’m sure there are some fringe right-wingers out there who would act like that, but it’s telling that the MSM has to fabricate such events once in a while:

    When Bush visited Milwaukee in 04, and word came that Clinton was hospitalized, Bush expressed his condolences, and the crowd gave respectful applause as to Clinton’s recovery. The AP said we cheered at the news of his misfortune. A total lie.

    Comment by Calvin — May 15, 2007 @ 8:14

  7. Oh yeah….I remember that! A murmur of shock and dismay! They had to retract, but it was already out there. I couldn’t figure out what crowd the AP guy was talking about, cuz it sure wasn’t us!

    Comment by olbroad — May 15, 2007 @ 8:20

  8. No, it isn’t pathetic at all. What IS pathetic is you clowns acting like this guy wasn’t a piece of dog ####.

    “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

    Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes (American Baptist Minister and Civil-Rights Leader. 1929-1968)

    Here is the guy you mourn:

    http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/quotes/foulframe.htm

    Comment by Jayce — May 16, 2007 @ 9:15

  9. And I repeat: “just because I didn’t always agree with his tactics, it doesn’t mean I can’t honor him as a good and decent man”.

    I have been extremely tolerant, don’t push me by calling people names. It does your argument NO good what so ever.

    Comment by olbroad — May 16, 2007 @ 11:29

  10. This guy belittled the death of 2700+ on 9-11. He’s made anti-semetic remarks. He’s proven himself a lunatic with his “god’s punishment” comments. He’s spit all over the constitution.

    I can’t say anything worse than his own words.

    Comment by Jayce — May 16, 2007 @ 2:03


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