Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell Dead

6 comments:

AT said...

Dude, its a bummer.

smijer said...

Word is, Tinky Winky will *not* be giving the eulogy.

alice said...

I was reporting the news, but don't confuse that with any sort of mourning. This is not something that I'd qualify as a bummer. The guy spewed an unbelievable amount of hate and encouraged others to do the same. Further, his silly sham of a university indoctrinates more than it educates.



I don't expect Tinky Winky will be mourning either. ;-) In fact, the general reaction from the gay community seems to be one of relief. And for good reason. The guy was an incredible dick. There's more here. And here.

AT said...

Yeah, evidently "the dude" didn't come through in my post, sorry about that.

alice said...

I was wondering... ;-)

alice said...

Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, issued the following statement today:



"Reverend Falwell's death today causes my thoughts to turn toward the members of our community who have at great personal sacrifice contended with the Reverend's work and teachings. As I remember Reverend Falwell's life, I also remember all of the families of people who have died of AIDS," said Joe Solmonese, Human Rights Campaign. "Reverend Falwell's legacy is not about the tenets of Jesus' ministry such as healing the sick and standing with the disenfranchised but about shunning and ridiculing those who have suffered and died of AIDS and their families. Many faith leaders today are moving away from his divisive approach and toward the compassion and inclusiveness that Jesus modeled every day of his ministry."