Posted on | May 16, 2007 | No Comments
Swine. A fat pig of a man who twisted Christianity into a perverted rationale for hatred and bigotry.
No, I do not mourn his loss. I mean, I’m sure his mother loved him. And his family, I guess. Or they suffered from Stockholm Syndrome. I dunno.
But if he was a father and a husband, I send my condolences to the survivors. I think “survivors” is appropriate in this case, don’t you?
You see, my problem with Falwell epitomizes my general problem with American Christianity. It is typified by hypocricy, hatred and a self-serving psuedo-theology that takes Jesus’ amazing gospels that preach love of enemies, of prostitutes, of the poor and downtrodden…and turns it into a exclusive, often racist, rationale for killing infidels (and war in general), making huge sums of money and telling the poor that they are poor because they are not right with the Lord.
Falwell loved money, btw,
His “conservativism” was all about punishing the poor, lowering taxes and stopping welfare payments. Apparently he never read what Jesus said…”that a rich man has as much as a chance of getting into heaven as a camel does passing through the eye of a needle.”
Falwell, and most American Protestants (of which I was one until the youth pastor told me Satan put the dinosaur bones on Earth to trick mankind into believing evolution), have never read the Gospel of Matthew. Read it. It’s a stunning, almost Commie-sounding diatribe against the rich and materialism…and a call to help the poor and the meek.
But “Christians” like Falwell never took to heart the teachings of Jesus.
How about this little number from Brother Jerry:
In a 1958 sermon, Falwell said,“The true Negro does
not want integration. He realizes his potential is far
better among his own race. Who then is propagating
this terrible thing? First of all, we see the hand of
Moscow in the background . . .”[WP, 9/27/84; National
The “true Negro”? What the hell does that mean? And, of course, it was Communistic to want to end segregation. I’m sure that Jerry would’ve identified Jesus as a Commie had he met him in person.
Hell, he even blamed secularism, Gays and Lesbian for making God lower his “curtain of protection” over the Lord’s Land (that’s the USA to you and me) and, thus, allowing the attacks of 9/11.
America turning away from the true religion forcede God screw up NORAD so the evildoers could attack us.
But it didn’t stop that fat pig from taking money from Rev. Moon. Yeah, of the Moonies! When his bullshit “Liberty University” was going into bankruptcy he took a couple million from Rev. Moon to bail out the school.
Yeah, I wonder what his Moral Majority would think about that if they knew it!
Falwell never really got challenged by the media on his Moonie ties. Nor did he get hammered for a history of racism…even though his ministry was headquatered in Lynchburg. Yeah, a town named after lynching. Whatever.
No, Falwell stuffed his face for years…and got fat. And also got to play political kingmaker in the GOP.
Funny, that. Since the GOP has been a party of war, of empire, of enriching the rich and keeping the poor as poor as possible. Cutting taxes is good. Food for hungry people is bad. Racism is okay. Capital punishment…okay. All those things that are exactly the opposite of the teachings of Jesus in the four gospels…that’s what Falwell and his ilk taught.
And it’s part of why we have the goverment we do…
And is also why I left American Christianity over 25 years ago.