Jerry Falwell: Good Riddance to a Bad Human Being

Read some of the assembled quotes from the late and unlamented Jerry Falwell. I'd forgotten some of the thoroughly despicable things he uttered. And its shocking to see such an assembly.

That this deeply hateful man considered himself a man of God is the most warped perversion of religion for one's own ends I could imagine.

Here are a few, some may end up having my comments because they are so unutterably wrong and evil:
"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."

"Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions."

"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. What a happy day that will be!"

"The Bible is the inerrant ... word of the living God. It is absolutely infallible, without error in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as well as in areas such as geography, science, history, etcetera."

And people hung on this absolute fucking moron's every word like it was God's sweat beading on his pasty, fatty brow. I believe in every American's right to speak his mind and I certainly wouldn't want to have shut up a fool like Falwell but I will also very loudly exercise my right to shout at him and point out the fact that the man is a cowardly hater at his core. He hates what he does not know and what he does not know is damned near everything.

Good riddance, you disgusting old bag of fetid wind. I know you'll have a dozen fork tongued replacements by next week. But damn, your sorry carcass needed to die. It is a shame that your hateful words and actions will not die with you. Burn in hell for eternity, you evil bastard. And save a place for Dick Cheney, he'll be there before too long.

Also, Jack at the People's Republic has noted an attempt by the Right to repaint this scumbag's history and he is being favorably compared to Princess Di, Mother Teresa and JFK. Which is, of course, ridiculous and wrong. He found the news over at AmericaBlog. To allow his memory to be rewritten and just cross out all the evil parts is a monstrous disservice to us all. Never forget what an intolerant, hateful windbag he really was, never forget what unutterably stupid things he said and believed. Never forget that he didn't care about religious freedom, just his own religion having the freedom to stomp on anyone else and their beliefs.

This is not a man to remember fondly, this is a devil to be scorned forever.