Tuesday, May 15, 2007

More on Falwell

Jerry Falwell's hit parade. - By Timothy Noah - Slate Magazine

God, they say, is love, but the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who died May 15, hit the jackpot trafficking in small-minded condemnation. The controversies Falwell generated followed a predictable loop. 1.) Falwell would say something hateful or clownish about some person or group associated with liberalism. 2.) A public outcry would ensue. 3.) Falwell would apologize and retract the offending comment. 4.) Falwell would repeat the comment, slightly rephrased.

Nice obituary - Naoh nails Falwell. And his article has it's own Falwell Sampler. Make sure to bookmark it, least we forget.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another misguide moralist bites the dust. Cultural superstition claims that high profile deaths come in threes.
It is with schaden-freude, that I contemplate the possibilities...

tina said...

Yes, I too think they go in 3's. Although I could mention more than that.

Anonymous said...

Let's see... Swaggert, Robertson, -actually any of the Evangelical Money Grubbing Nutcases will do.
I remember when "God" extorted millions by saying he would call Oral back "home" (if you know what I'm sayin') if the sheep of the nation didn't pony up a few mil. It always reminded me of the Blazing Saddles scene where Cleavon Little puts a gun to his own head a warns the crowd, "Nobody move or the n***er gets it!" Just brilliant.