Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Falwell says farewell

Today, the Rev. Jerry Falwell bid farewell to the earthly plain and wafted into the arms of his Maker. Hopefully the Maker, presumably now in face-to-face contact with her errant son, can correct the son (as only a mother can) on his ridiculous assertion that she made the entire Universe in a week.

Where, you may ask, has gone your blogstress's customarily gentle disposition toward the recently deceased? Well, mes amis, your Webwench has her human foibles with which to contend, and she has yet to transcend herself to forgive the reverend for blaming the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on the likes of her and her compatriots. Let us revisit the appearance of Rev. Falwell on the television program hosted by his rival, the Rev. Pat Robertson, on September 13, 2001:

JERRY FALWELL: The ACLU's got to take a lot of blame for this.

PAT ROBERTSON: Well, yes.

JERRY FALWELL: And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen'.

PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I totally concur, and the problem is we have adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government. And so we're responsible as a free society for what the top people do. And, the top people, of course, is the court system.

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