Thursday, May 17, 2007

Do Unto Mothers

An American who built and led a movement based on strong principles and strong faith has left us. He will be greatly missed, but the legacy of his important work will continue through his many ministries where he put his faith into action.
- Mitt Romney

Dr. Falwell was a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life to serving his faith and country.
- John McCain

Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Jerry Falwell, a man who cherished faith, family, and freedom.
- George W. Bush

Falwell was a perfected Christian. He exuded Christian love for all men, hating sin while loving sinners.
- Ann Coulter

In 1984, Falwell called the gay-friendly Metropolitan Community Church "a vile and Satanic system" that will "one day be utterly annihilated and there will be a celebration in heaven." Members of these churches, Falwell added, are "brute beasts." Falwell initially denied his statements, offering Jerry Sloan, an MCC minister and gay rights activist $5,000 to prove that he had made them. When Sloan produced a videotape containing footage of Falwell's denunciations, the reverend refused to pay. Only after Sloan sued did Falwell cough up the money.
- Max Blumenthal, The Nation

And click here for a personal farewell from Tinky Winky.


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