Monday, May 21, 2007

Is it Hot Down There?

Jerry Falwell died last week which just made me think that not all deaths are a reason for mourning. Here are couple of his statements about homosexuals,

“AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals, it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.”

And the equally wonderful,

"this vile and satanic system will one day be utterly annihilated and there'll be a celebration in heaven."

His thoughts on secular education,

"I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them."

Falwell was a staunch segregationist during the days of Martin Luther King and he even opposed the sanctions against South Africa during the days of Apartheid. He also claimed that the Antichrist would "of course be Jewish". It always strikes me as odd when someone who is supposed to be teaching the word of God, instead teaches hatred against everyone who doesn't agree with his views. I suppose I should be more forgiving, but I learned everything I know about how to treat people from Jerry Falwell.

Goodbye and good riddance, Jerry.

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